There are several types of psoriasis.
Psoriasis can easily be mistaken for other difficult-to-deal-with skin problems, like a bad infection or rash, eczema, or dermatitis. And because it varies in severity, it can be tricky to figure out what exactly is going on with your skin.
Here are a few telltale signs to look out for:
Raised areas of pink skin
This is a symptom of plaque psoriasis, the most common type of psoriasis, says Jason Reichenberg, MD, associate professor of dermatology at the University of Texas-Austin’s Dell Medical School and chief of dermatology at Seton Healthcare Family in Austin.
It manifests as pink plaques (raised skin) covered by a silvery-white scales—typically on your elbows, knees, buttocks, or scalp—that span at least a few centimeters. These plaques can be itchy, painful, or even bleed.
Bumps or pimples
Pustular psoriasis can bring on painful, pus-filled bumps on the skin that range in size from 2 to 4 millimeters. They typically appear on the hands and feet, and after they dry, they become scaly or brown.
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