Psoriasis is a skin disease that exhibits certain similarities with eczema. Both rashes are itch and irritate. Psoriatic rashes are sometimes painful. Severe psoriatic rashes can exhibit stinging and burning pain.
There are five types of psoriasis: plaque, pustular, inverse, guttate, erythrodermic.
Plaque (vulgaris) Psoriasis
Psoriatic plaques are the most common. About 80 to 90% of all psoriatic patients are infected by psoriatic plaques.
Severe psoriatic plaques sometimes cover the entire body. Localized psoriatic plaques can infect any body part. The most frequently infected body parts include: the elbows, knees, genitals, scalp, face, fingernail, toenails, soles of feet, palms of hand and trunk.
Psoriatic plaques appear within well demarcated borders as red patches, intermittently covered with silvery-white scales. Unlike eczema rashes, psoriatic plaques are slightly raised above the surrounding healthy skin.
Psoriatic plaques are caused by the excessive accumulation of dead cells on the epidermis.
Excess dead cells accumulate on the epidermis because the body is unable to effectively eliminate them. In conditions of good health, new skin cells are produced approximately once every month. During a psoriatic flare, new skin cells are over produced.
The over production overwhelms the body’s capacity to effectively eliminate them. As a result, dead cells accumulate on the epidermis and form psoriatic plaques.
The over production of new skin cells is immune-mediated. It occurs, when the immune system mistakes healthy skin cells for pathogens. The immune system reacts by activating T cells. T cells travel through the dermis to the epidermis and start attacking healthy cells.
Psoriatic pustules are pus-filled bumps that often occur on the hands and feet. The bumps are filled with a whitish liquid; however, the area under and around the bumps appears red because of the inflammation of blood vessels.
Within a few hours, localized psoriatic pustules can extend over the entire body. Severe psoriatic pustules, that cover more than 10% of the body surface, are life-threatening. They are called von Zumbusch type.
Why are psoriatic pustules life-threatening?
The skin performs two vital functions: it regulates the temperature of the body and protects the internal organs from outside intruders.
Psoriatic pustules impede the skin’s ability to regulate the body’s temperature; thereby exposing you to hypothermia. In addition, your internal organs become exposed to outside intruders. As a result, patients of psoriatic pustules frequently experience fever, chills, nausea, muscle weakness, loss of appetite and headache.
Guttate (Eruptive) Psoriasis
Psoriatic guttates are small, red, raindrop-like papules that tend to cover a fairly large skin surface. They often occur on the trunk, thighs and proximal extremities. Psoriatic guttates are more frequent among children and infants.
Psoriatic eruptions are frequently triggered by bacterial infections such as streptococcus or infections of the respiratory track. The guttates do not appear during the bacterial infection; rather, they appear after you have recovered from the bacterial infection.
Psoriatic guttates are idiosyncratic. They sometimes resist medication. On other occasions, they go away without medication.
Treatment of Psoriasis
Biologics, systemic agents, phototherapy, topical agents and alternative therapy are the five main ways, in which, psoriasis is treated. The choice of treatment method depends on the severity of the infection.
Biologics and systemic agents are prescription medications that strive to mitigate the immune mechanism. Methotrexate and cyclosporine are systemic agents that are immunosuppressants.
Immunosuppressants suppress the immune mechanism.
Treatments that rely on suppressing the immune mechanism exhibit a significant weakness because the immune mechanism goes back to its functionality, when you stop taking the medication. That is why treatment from systemic agents has a high recurrence rate.
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