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Using either a digital camera or smartphone - or for the more artistically inclined, a piece of paper - record changes in the psoriasis plaques on your body to see where and how much skin is affected by flares. Keep at it each week, and make notes about events such as doctor visits and new treatment to see patterns over time.
Learn to describe the patterns you see. Psoriasis is unique in each person with the condition, but there are certain categories:
Plaque psoriasis: Most people (80%) develop raised, inflamed red skin (plaques) covered by scales that can be white or silver.
Guttate psoriasis: Small inflamed red papules can occur anywhere in this form of psoriasis. The affected skin is thinner and less scaly than plaque psoriasis.
Inverse psoriasis: Smooth, red skin appears in skin folds in the armpits, groin, or under the breasts.
Erythrodermic psoriasis: Intensely red areas cover large sections of skin.
Track Your Psoriasis Triggers
Any time there is a change in your psoriasis -- for better or worse -- look for associations. Did the weather change? Was your skin recently injured? Did you run out of a psoriasis medicine? Did you start taking a new medicine?
Although these psoriasis triggers aren’t all proven, individual people have found triggers they feel spark their own psoriasis outbreaks: