Types of Psoriasis:
Psoriasis is a biochemical reaction may be the stimulus which triggers the abnormally high skin growth, causing the psoriasis lesions to develop. Heredity also plays a role in the development of psoriasis. On a normal basis, skin cells grow, mature, and shed about once a month. Skin cells of a person with psoriasis grow nearly seven times faster and build up at the skin's surface resulting in red, raised, scaly patches and lesions.
Psoriasis affects over 7 million people in the United States. Psoriasis presents itself equally in men and women and is rarely life threatening. Psoriasis appears most frequently between the ages of 15 and 35, but it is possible for it to occur very early or very late in life.
Recent research studies indicate that psoriasis may be a disorder of the immune system. The T cell, a white blood cell, normally works to fight off infection and disease. Scientists believe that a malfunction in the immune system may cause abnormal activity by T cells in the skin. These abnormally active T cells cause skin inflammation and increased cell production. Diet and vitamin influences have also been thought to play a role in the cause of psoriasis development and progression. The primary culprit in processed foods that trigger an allergic response is gluten.
The most common form of psoriasis is Plaque psoriasis also known as psoriasis vulgaris (vulgaris meaning common). The characteristic symptoms include inflamed skin lesions topped with silvery white scales. The scales are actually a buildup of dead skin cells. The symptoms can be very itchy, irritating and painful.
Chronic (or common) plaque psoriasis affects over 90% of psoriasis sufferers. The chronic plaque-type is very much an adult condition and is seldom seen in children. You can see progression of the appearance of the plaque type psoriasis at the International Eczema-Psoriasis Foundation.
Plaque psoriasis may result from an imbalance in the immune system in which the white blood cells that protect the body from infection abnormally trigger a reactive inflammation in the skin. This abnormal reaction will also cause skin cells to grow faster than normal and to pile up in raised patches on the outer surface of the skin creating the raised plaque.
Guttate psoriasis usually occurs when the body is fighting off an infection. The most common triggers that can bring on the onset of guttate psoriasis are as followed: the common cold, chicken pox, tonsillitis, immunizations, physical trauma and a malaria vaccine.
How does this happen? Our white blood cells and T-cells are supposed to fight off infection and foreign invaders that enter the body, but with guttate psoriasis the T-cells seem to malfunction or not perform their job like it's suppose to. Instead the T-cells will turn on the body and fight the skin cells. When the T-cells are fighting the skin cells, our skin will show visible signs, such as a rash will form.
This rash that is produced is called guttate psoriasis, gutta is Latin for drop. As you can see from the picture the on the right, this rash looks like speckles of little red droplets on the skin.
Ocular psoriasis can cause inflammation of the eye, dryness and discomfort. When psoriasis affects the eyelids, scales may cover lashes. The edges of the eyelids may become red and crusty. If inflamed for long periods, the rims of the lids may turn up or down. If the rim turns down, lashes can rub against the eyeball and cause irritation.
Ocular symptoms may occur in approximately 10% of psoriasis patients. Ocular involvement is more common in men than in women
This is a more serious form of psoriasis which requires expert medical treatment. A patient suffering from erythrodermic psoriasis generally needs to be hospitalized. The temperature and humidity in the room should be controlled according to the patient's comfort levels. 'Erytho' has a definition of 'red' while erythrodermic means 'red skin'. So one of the best ways to start treatment is making sure that your body is well hydrated with 8 to 14 glasses of water daily depending on body size and dryness of your area.
The symptoms of Erythrodermic Psoriasis include a red rash, over large skin areas and characterized by intense redness and swelling, exfoliation of dead skin, and pain. Individuals with this type of psoriasis may experience chills, low-grade fever, and a general feeling of discomfort. Erythrodermic psoriasis appears on the skin as a widespread reddening and exfoliation of fine scales, often accompanied by severe itching and pain.
Erythrodermic psoriasis may occur as a result of complications in the treatment of atopic dermatitis, drug reactions from medications used to treat another condition, lymphoma, contact allergic dermatitis, or pityriasis rubra pilaris. It may occur in association with von Zumbusch pustular psoriasis.
Koebner Phenomenon psoriasis is an isomorphic response or phenomenon used to describe psoriatic lesions which appear at the site of injury, infection or other skin psoriasis. First identified in 1872 by Heinrich Koebner. Dr Koebner, a German physician, discovered the phenomenon in a psoriasis patient who was bitten by a horse and developed new lesions at the site the wound.
Many more instances of the phenomenon were subsequently recorded, and the relationship between skin injuries and new lesions was recognized and named after its discoverer. This relationship between skin injury and developing new psoriatic lesions has been observed in many patients.
The symptoms of Inverse psoriasis are characterized by smooth inflamed lesions in the body folds of the armpits, under the breast, skin folds of the groin, buttocks, and genitals. Inverse psoriasis is often misdiagnosed because of its resemblance to yeast infection such as Candida.
Contrary to the more common types of psoriasis, inverse psoriasis does is not characterized by scaling. Inverse psoriases, instead, is characterized by inflamed, bright red yet smooth patches of skin that may be painful and itchy.
Inverse psoriasis is located in the body folds such as the groin area, it can be very uncomfortable and embarrassing. Too much scratching can worsen it and cause extreme inflammation. Scratching, friction and sweating, harsh soaps and skin care products, and stress of all sorts can result in a worsening of the symptoms of inverse psoriasis. The affected areas are susceptible to fungal infections.
Flexural psoriasis gets its name by being in the skin folds that flex with resulting irritation due to more movement. The breasts, armpits or any skin fold area is likely to have the problem. The more fold area is likely to have more flexural psoriasis due to middle age patients being over weight with larger creases or folds.
Flexural psoriasis is unique in that there is no scaling rather just bright red or pink patches that may be itchy. Perspiration or contact friction from clothing may cause increased irritation, which can be painful at times. Should the patch of affected skin can crack and bleed causing an increased risk of infection.
Flexural psoriasis is thought to occur as a result of a yeast over growth, as well as high sensitivity to friction and perspiration. When flexural psoriasis occurs in the groin area, it can be very uncomfortable and embarrassing. Too much scratching can worsen it and cause extreme inflammation. Scratching, friction and sweating, harsh soaps and skin care products, and stress of all sorts can result in a worsening of the symptoms of flexural psoriasis. The affected areas are susceptible to over growth of bacteria and fungal infections.
What cause's ear psoriasis is unknown, but there is a good correlation with infections, trauma, or an immune system triggered response. Infections resulting from an immune triggered response include but are not limited to the ingredients in hair products such as shampoo, conditioner, hair dyes, hair treatments and so on.
Another cause of infection is excessive moisture in the ear. Otitis externa commonly known as swimmer's ear is an infection of the ear canal, the tubular opening that carries sounds from the outside of the body to the eardrum.
It can be caused by many different types of bacteria or fungi. Excessive moisture can provide an ideal warm moist environment for bacteria and fungus to grow which causes inflammation of the skin which reduces hearing as well and could possibly and ear ache.
Pustular psoriasis is a rash, characterized by pustules, which are blister-like lesions of non-infectious fluid, and intense scaling. Individuals with pustular psoriasis are often among the most seriously ill and may have to be hospitalized.
The characteristics of pustular psoriasis is a yellowish-greenish pustules. The large size of .08 inch or 2 mm in diameter makes for a most delicate and painful skin condition. After a week or longer, the pustules sometimes disappear and light brown scales usually begin. And after several days, the scales begin to disappear and new pustules start an entirely new cycle. Most commonly the fingers, hands and foot bottoms or soles are symptomatic of pustular psoriasis which makes working with the hands or walking a considerable effort and painful.
Psoriatic arthritis usually occurs in the joints of the fingers and toes. Psoriatic arthritis can be a serious disease, with a large percentage of patients reporting that their symptoms limit their work or home activities. Psoriatic arthritis tends to appear about 10 years after the first signs of psoriasis. Men and women are equally affected by this condition. The arthritis associated with psoriasis is usually less painful than rheumatoid arthritis.
Joint pain, stiffness and swelling are the main symptoms of psoriatic arthritis. Other common symptoms of psoriatic arthritis include pain, swelling, or stiffness in one or more joints. The joints may also show redness or feel warm to the touch. One may experience swelling in the fingers or toes. Pain in the feet and ankles, or symptoms of tendonitis in the Achilles tendon or pain in the sole of the foot. Changes in nail texture such as pitting or separation from the nail bed may occur as well as pain in the area of the lower back just above the tailbone.
Psoriatic arthritis may be associated one or more of the following symptoms; pain in one or more joints, stiffness in the joints in the morning, movement in the joint is restricted by pain, ocular redness or eye pain. They can affect any part of your body, including your fingertips and spine, and can range from relatively mild to severe. When the spine is affected, the symptoms include stiffness, burning, and pain, usually in the lower area of the spine and sacrum.
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