Monthly Archives: December 2019
There are different types of psoriaisis
Psoriasis appears in different forms , including plaque psoriasis (telltale thick, silvery scales) and erythrodermic psoriasis (reddens and becomes itchy and painful).
Plaque psoriasis normally shows on the elbows, knees or scalp, but it can appear on any part of the body. It tends to wax and wane at different times. Some people only will develop lesions on just a few skin surfaces while others will have the lesions across their bodies.
Erythrodermic psoriasis is the rarest typ , but it can result in a medical emergency especially for people with cardiac disease. This severe form of psoriasis can cause swelling from fluid retention and infection, increasing the risk of pneumonia and congestive heart failure.
It can also cause skin on most areas of the body to turn bright red and become itchy and painful. The skin sometimes
White spots, or patches on your skin are usually caused by either vitiligo or tinea versicolor. Sometimes Eczema can also cause white patches.
Vitiligo kills cells that produce the pigments for your skin. Although not yet fully understood why, it is an autoimmune disease; as your body mistakenly sees the pigment cells as harmful and your immune system attacks them. The white patches feel and look like your normal skin, just with less color.
Mostly affected aare the face, feet, knees, hands and elbows. If your skin is darker it is of course more noticable
Tinea Versicolor, the chronic fungal infection most common in adults and young adult males is more likly to be found in hot climates. The skin area affected by tinea versicolor will not darken whilst tanning and can stay lighter then the rest of your skin.