Psoriasis can make you itchy and uncomfortable. Treating it can be annoying and time-consuming. But some of the worst effects of psoriasis are emotional. You may feel like your psoriasis gets in the way of your relationships. It can make people treat you strangely.
Depending on where it is on your body, psoriasis can be an embarrassing disease. People around you may not understand your condition and be frightened by it. Even your good friends may refuse your offers to help them out in the kitchen...
Joint and skin symptoms that are long-lasting and return
often (chronic). Symptoms can range from mild to disabling. A chronic,
low-level bacterial infection or a serious joint injury in people who have
psoriasis may trigger arthritis. The joint symptoms usually improve after skin
Inverse psoriasis includes sores that are:
Large and red and very inflamed and dry. There is
not a lot of scaling.
Commonly found in the skin folds near the
armpits, under the breasts and the buttocks, in the groin area, around the
anus, behind the ear, and on the face.
Pustular psoriasis is another type, and its
Fluid-filled (noninfectious pus) sores that
appear on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. The skin is very
Larger affected areas of skin (plaque) or small, drop-sized
sores that may also appear on other body parts.
Flares that occur after you stop taking certain medicines
(such as oral corticosteroids) or stop using certain creams (such as
high-strength corticosteroid creams).
Erythroderma, or exfoliative psoriasis, is an
extremely rare form that may be disabling or fatal. People with erythroderma
Symptoms that affect the entire body, not just
Inflammation and redness on skin all over the body. The
skin may shed or slough off and is usually itchy and
Chills and inability to regulate body temperature.