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What is Psoriasis –¬†Guttate Psoriasis

The 7 Types of Psoriasis

Knowing which kind of psoriasis you have helps you and your doctor make a treatment plan. Most people only have one type at a time. Sometimes, after your symptoms go away, a new form of psoriasis will crop up in response to a trigger.

Here’s how you can spot the 7 types of psoriasis.

Guttate Psoriasis

This type often starts in children or young adults. It happens in less than 2% of cases.

Guttate psoriasis causes small, pink-red spots on your skin. They often appear on your:

  • Trunk
  • Upper Arms
  • Thighs
  • Scalp

Triggers include;

  • Upper respiratory infection such as strep throat or tonsillitis
  • Stress
  • Skin injury
  • Certain drugs such as beta-blockers

This type of psoriasis may go away within a few weeks, even without treatment. Some cases, though, are more stubborn and require treatment.

Guttate psoriasis on back.

Guttate psoriasis on back.

 

Did you know there are 7 types of Psoriasis ?

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  1. Plaque Psoriasis
  2. Guttate Psoriasis
  3. Inverse Psoriasis
  4. Pustular Psoriasis
  5. Erythrodermic Psoriasis
  6. Nail Psoriasis
  7. Psoriatic Arthritis