PSORIASIS (SCALY RASH)

It is a disorder that changes the life cycle of skin cells. It causes cells to build up rapidly on the surface of the skin. This rapid growth results in thick, red skin and silvery scales. It has a similar appearance to Eczema.

There are seven types of Psoriasis for deciding which treatment to be followed.

Psoriasis Type Characteristics/Cause Body Part (commonly seen)
Plaque Psoriasis Most Common, Red skin covered with white and silvery scales Elbow, Scalp, Lower Back, Knees
Inverse Psoriasis Bright red, shiny and smooth patches on the skin, Yeast build-up is common Groin, Armpits, Under the Breasts, Under the buttocks an genitals
Guttate Psoriasis Causes small, red spots on the skin. triggered by skin injury, stress, and even tonsillitis or streptococcal sore throat Upper arms, scalp, thighs and trunk
Pustular Psoriasis Puss filled bumps, Causes muscle weakness, Nausea, Chills, fast heart rate and fever Covers most of the Body
Erythrodermic Psoriasis A least common and most serious form of Psoriasis, change in body temperature, Severe burning and peeling of the skin, faster heart rate Affects more than 90% of the body/skin
Psoriatic Arthritis Painful and stiff Joints, discoloured warm joints, Swelling of Toes and fingers Joints especially hand

Common Symptoms

The signs and symptoms can vary basis the type of Psoriasis. But some of the common signs include-

  • Scaly spots especially in knees
  • Elbows and back,
  • Cracked and dry skin which may bleed,
  • Deformed and thickened nails
  • Soreness in body parts

Causes

Psoriasis is a condition related to the immune system. The trigger for Psoriasis includes-

  • Extreme cold and dry weather
  • Infections like strep throat or tonsillitis
  • High intake of Alcohol
  • Smoking
  • Excessive Stress can further aggravate and result in outbreaks.

How to Prevent It

Taking care of your skin is very important.

  • Keep Your Skin Moisturized
  • Avoid extreme weather conditions
  • Exercise and maintain a healthy weight
  • Eat a balanced diet which is a mix of fruits, vegetables, nuts, dairy products.
  • Reduce Alcohol intake
  • Quit smoking

At Felix Hospital, we offer holistic care to our patients and it is one of best skin care centre in Noida, for all your skin treatment.