Since you were recently diagnosed with psoriasis, ask your doctor these questions at your next visit.
What is your overall approach to treatment for psoriasis?
What is our treatment plan for my psoriasis?
How severe is my psoriasis?
What is the purpose of each of my medications?
What side effects should I look out for from my psoriasis treatments?
What about biologic agents to treat my psoriasis?
What financial options exist to help me pay for biologic agents f...
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.