Knowing which kind of psoriasis you have helps you and your doctor make a treatment plan. Most people only have one type at a time. Sometimes, after your symptoms go away, a new form of psoriasis will crop up in response to a trigger.
Got questions about psoriasis? WebMD is here with answers, from the most basic issues to more complicated topics.
Recently, a couple of leading skin experts took questions from our Psoriasis Community. Here are highlights from the online chat with Colby Evans, MD, and Mary Ruth Buchness, MD.
What causes psoriasis? Is anyone researching the disease?
A number of things might play a role in causing the condition, including genetics, contact with certain things in the environment, and changes...
Inverse psoriasis may worsen with sweating and rubbing. A buildup of yeast may trigger it.
This kind of psoriasis is uncommon and mostly appears in adults. It causes pus-filled bumps (pustules) surrounded by red skin. These may look infectious, but are not.
This type may show up on one area of your body, such as the hands and feet. Sometimes it covers most of your body, which is called "generalized" pustular psoriasis. When this happens it can be very serious, so get immediate medical attention.