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What kind of psoriasis do you get on your hands and feet?

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Psoriasis on your hands and feet is most likely to show up on the palms and soles. This is called palmar-plantar psoriasis. But it can also appear on the tops of your feet, on the backs of your hands, and on knuckles and nails.

Hands and feet psoriasis can cause your skin to:

  • Crack or split
  • Thicken
  • Redden
  • Scale
  • Swell
  • Blister or have pimple-like spots (pustules)

Some people, mostly adults who smoke, get pustular psoriasis on their palms and soles. Palmoplantar pustulosis can erupt over months or years. It may also cause painful cracks, redness, and scales.

SOURCES:

Di Lernia, V. Dermatology Online Journal , 2010.

FDA. "FDA approves new psoriasis drug Taltz."

FDA. “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.”

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Specific locations: Hands and feet."

The Psoriasis Association: "Pustular Psoriasis."

Wound Care Advisor: “What you need to know about hydrocolloid dressings.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 23, 2020

SOURCES:

Di Lernia, V. Dermatology Online Journal , 2010.

FDA. "FDA approves new psoriasis drug Taltz."

FDA. “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.”

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Specific locations: Hands and feet."

The Psoriasis Association: "Pustular Psoriasis."

Wound Care Advisor: “What you need to know about hydrocolloid dressings.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 23, 2020

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