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What does hand and foot psoriasis look like?

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When you have hand and foot psoriasis, the skin on your hands and feet redden. Then, blisters appear. You can also get scales around the blisters. Your palms and soles can swell, crack, and bleed.

Pressure or rubbing on your hands and feet -- like from shoes that don’t fit -- can make the problem worse. After the blisters burst, they might dry up or make your skin crusty and brown.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: “Case-based review: Palmoplantar psoriasis,” “Psoriasis: Tips for Managing.”

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology: “Palmoplantar Pustulosis.”

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Pustular Psoriasis,” “Hands, Feet and Nails.”

The Psoriasis Association: “Pustular Psoriasis,” “Nail Psoriasis.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 24, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: “Case-based review: Palmoplantar psoriasis,” “Psoriasis: Tips for Managing.”

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology: “Palmoplantar Pustulosis.”

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Pustular Psoriasis,” “Hands, Feet and Nails.”

The Psoriasis Association: “Pustular Psoriasis,” “Nail Psoriasis.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 24, 2019

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