You are probably here because you want to know more about psoriasis and its many faces. Psoriasis actually has many forms. The two main groups are nonpustular and the pustular psoriasis. Pustular psoriasis is characterized by the presence of pus while nonpustular lacks the presence of pus.
Under nonpustular psoriasis, there are two types a plaque-like psoriasis, and an erythrodermic psoriasis. The former is known for its inflamed and scaly appearance at a certain area, while the latter is known to affect the whole body and the skin is inflamed and exfoliates.
However, I would like us to focus on pustular psoriasis.
Types of Pustular Psoriasis
Generalized Pustular Psoriasis: This condition is quite disturbing because if you have this your whole body is afflicted with pus-filled bumps. It is a good thing this is a rare type. I shudder to think how difficult it must be for somebody to have this.
Pustulosis Palmaris et Plantaris: This happens when pustular psoriasis recurs frequently on the palm of your hands and the soles of your feet.
Annular Pustular Psoriasis: In this skin condition, the skin has an annular skin lesion, that has a high chance of spreading and forming large rings.
Acrodermatitis Continua: This is an eruption of the pustule on the fingers and toes that grows inwardly.
Impetigo Herpetiformis: This happens to pregnant women.
More Forms Of Psoriasis
Drug-induced Psoriasis: Psoriasis can be brought about by a person’s drug intake, for example, drugs like captopril and glyburide.
Inverse Psoriasis: This happens when psoriasis occurs in the folds of a person’s body such as the groin and navel.
Napkin Psoriasis: This occurs in the groin area and occurs in babies who use diapers.
Guttate Psoriasis: This often happens after a bacterial infection. It affects large areas of the body like the limbs and even the scalp. It is characterized by lesions that are shaped like a tear.
Nail Psoriasis: Many changes occur to the nail eventually leading to loosening and crumbling.
These are only some examples of psoriasis to help you become more aware of it. This is a bird’s eye view of psoriasis, if you want more in-depth information on it, it would be best if you learn more about it from experts like your dermatologist. Psoriasis is a baffling condition but more than the physical havoc it inflicts on its recipient, the emotional turmoil is more important. People who have this condition need more than something to treat their body but also something to soothe their raw feelings of shame. Be more sensitive and help spread psoriasis awareness.