Types of Psoriasis: Signs and Symptoms

Plaque psoriasis

Psoriasis is a skin disease that is quite common. It is easy to notice the appearance of this disease. Initially, it is manifested by spots on the skin, which are most often found on the scalp, elbows, knees, hands, and feet. Sometimes, rarely, psoriasis can occur on the nails or face.

Given the many skin diseases that exist, and which have similar symptoms, it is necessary to explain the psoriasis symptoms in more detail, so that you can determine with certainty whether it is psoriasis or some other skin disease.

There are several different types of psoriasis:

  • Plaque psoriasis
  • Erythrodermic psoriasis
  • Pustular psoriasis
  • Inverse psoriasis
  • Droplet psoriasis
  • Psoriatic arthritis

This list probably means nothing to you, unless you are familiar with medical terminology, so we will explain each type in more detail.

We put plaque psoriasis at the top of the list for a reason. Namely, this type is the most common. You will recognize it by appearing in the form of spots on the skin that merge into red flattened changes. The shapes mentioned are mostly of different sizes, but are mostly always red in color and are easily palpable due to the bulge. Not always, but itching can occur, as can blood if the wound is scratched. This form of psoriasis most often occurs in the area of the knees, elbows, back, legs, or scalp.