All About Psoriasis, Part 1

In Part 1 of 2 on our in-depth look at psoraisis, we’ll tackle the basics: what it is, what causes it, how psoraisis is diagnosed, and more. In Part 2, we’ll talk about treatment options.

What is psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition that causes the rapid buildup of skin cells. This buildup of cells causes scaling on the skin’s surface.

Inflammation and redness around the scales is fairly common. Typical psoriatic scales are whitish-silver and develop in thick, red patches. Sometimes, these patches will crack and bleed.

Psoriasis is the result of a sped-up skin production process. Typically, skin cells grow deep in the skin and slowly rise to the surface. Eventually, they fall off. The typical life cycle of a skin cell is one month.

In people with psoriasis, this production process may occur in just a few days. Because of this, skin cells don’t have time to fall off. This rapid overproduction leads to the buildup of skin cells.

Scales typically develop on joints, such elbows and knees. They may develop anywhere on the body, including the:

  • hands
  • feet
  • neck
  • scalp
  • face

Less common types of psoriasis affect the nails, the mouth, and the area around genitals.

According to one study, around 7.4 million Americans have psoriasis. It’s commonly associated with several other conditions, including:

  • type 2 diabetes
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • heart disease
  • psoriatic arthritis
  • anxiety
  • depression

What are the different types of psoriasis?

There are five types of psoriasis:

Plaque psoriasis

Plaque psoriasis is the most common type of psoriasis.

The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) estimates that about 80 percent of people with the condition have plaque psoriasis. It causes red, inflamed patches that cover areas of the skin. These patches are often covered with whitish-silver scales or plaques. These plaques are commonly found on the elbows, knees, and scalp.

Guttate psoriasis

Guttate psoriasis is common in childhood. This type of psoriasis causes small pink spots. The most common sites for guttate psoriasis include the torso, arms, and legs. These spots are rarely thick or raised like plaque psoriasis.

Pustular psoriasis

Pustular psoriasis is more common in adults. It causes white, pus-filled blisters and broad areas of red, inflamed skin. Pustular psoriasis is typically localized to smaller areas of the body, such as the hands or feet, but it can be widespread.

Inverse psoriasis

Inverse psoriasis causes bright areas of red, shiny, inflamed skin. Patches of inverse psoriasis develop under armpits or breasts, in the groin, or around skinfolds in the genitals.

Erythrodermic psoriasis

Erythrodermic psoriasis is a severe and very rare type of psoriasis.

This form often covers large sections of the body at once. The skin almost appears sunburned. Scales that develop often slough off in large sections or sheets. It’s not uncommon for a person with this type of psoriasis to run a fever or become very ill.

This type can be life-threatening, so individuals should see a doctor immediately.

What are the symptoms?

Psoriasis symptoms differ from person to person and depend on the type of psoriasis. Areas of psoriasis can be as small as a few flakes on the scalp or elbow, or cover the majority of the body.

The most common symptoms of plaque psoriasis include:

  • red, raised, inflamed patches of skin
  • whitish-silver scales or plaques on the red patches
  • dry skin that may crack and bleed
  • soreness around patches
  • itching and burning sensations around patches
  • thick, pitted nails
  • painful, swollen joints

Not every person will experience all of these symptoms. Some people will experience entirely different symptoms if they have a less common type of psoriasis.

Most people with psoriasis go through “cycles” of symptoms. The condition may cause severe symptoms for a few days or weeks, and then the symptoms may clear up and be almost unnoticeable. Then, in a few weeks or if made worse by a common psoriasis trigger, the condition may flare up again. Sometimes, symptoms of psoriasis disappear completely.

When you have no active signs of the condition, you may be in “remission.” That doesn’t mean psoriasis won’t come back, but for now you’re symptom-free.

Is psoriasis contagious?

Psoriasis is not contagious. You can’t pass the skin condition from one person to another. Touching a psoriatic lesion on another person won’t cause you to develop the condition.

It’s important to be educated on the condition, as many people think psoriasis is contagious.

What causes psoriasis?

Doctors are unclear as to what causes psoriasis. However, thanks to decades of research, they have a general idea of two key factors: genetics and the immune system.

Immune system

Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition. Autoimmune conditions are the result of the body attacking itself. In the case of psoriasis, white blood cells known as T cells mistakenly attack the skin cells.

In a typical body, white blood cells are deployed to attack and destroy invading bacteria and fight infections. This mistaken attack causes the skin cell production process to go into overdrive. The sped-up skin cell production causes new skin cells to develop too quickly. They are pushed to the skin’s surface, where they pile up.

This results in the plaques that are most commonly associated with psoriasis. The attacks on the skin cells also cause red, inflamed areas of skin to develop.


Some people inherit genes that make them more likely to develop psoriasis. If you have an immediate family member with the skin condition, your risk for developing psoriasis is higher. However, the percentage of people who have psoriasis and a genetic predisposition is small. Approximately 2 to 3 percent of people with the gene develop the condition, according to the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF).

Diagnosing psoriasis

Two tests or examinations may be necessary to diagnose psoriasis.

Physical examination

Most doctors are able to make a diagnosis with a simple physical exam. Symptoms of psoriasis are typically evident and easy to distinguish from other conditions that may cause similar symptoms.

During this exam, be sure to show your doctor all areas of concern. In addition, let your doctor know if any family members have the condition.


If the symptoms are unclear or if your doctor wants to confirm their suspected diagnosis, they may take a small sample of skin. This is known as a biopsy.

The skin will be sent to a lab, where it’ll be examined under a microscope. The examination can diagnose the type of psoriasis you have. It can also rule out other possible disorders or infections.

Most biopsies are done in your doctor’s office the day of your appointment. Your doctor will likely inject a local numbing medication to make the biopsy less painful. They will then send the biopsy to a lab for analysis.

When the results return, your doctor may request an appointment to discuss the findings and treatment options with you.

Psoriasis triggers: Stress, alcohol, and more

External “triggers” may start a new bout of psoriasis. These triggers aren’t the same for everyone. They may also change over time for you.

The most common triggers for psoriasis include:


Unusually high stress may trigger a flare-up. If you learn to reduce and manage your stress, you can reduce and possibly prevent flare-ups.


Heavy alcohol use can trigger psoriasis flare-ups. If you excessively use alcohol, psoriasis outbreaks may be more frequent. Reducing alcohol consumption is smart for more than just your skin too. Your doctor can help you form a plan to quit drinking if you need help.


An accident, cut, or scrape may trigger a flare-up. Shots, vaccines, and sunburns can also trigger a new outbreak.


Some medications are considered psoriasis triggers. These medications include:

  • lithium
  • antimalarial medications
  • high blood pressure medication


Psoriasis is caused, at least in part, by the immune system mistakenly attacking healthy skin cells. If you’re sick or battling an infection, your immune system will go into overdrive to fight the infection. This might start another psoriasis flare-up. Strep throat is a common trigger.

Stay tuned next week for Part 2 in our limited series all about psoriasis!

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    I wonder what the difference between psoriasis and eczema is? Same treatment?

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  • All About Psoriasis, Part 2 - The Proactive Health Management Plan
    Posted at 05:03h, 03 September

    […] In Part 2 of 2 on our in-depth look at psoraisis, we’ll tackle a variety of treatments, diet choices, living with psoraisis, and more. If you missed out on Part 1, check it out! […]

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    I know a few people that have this really bad, I feel so sorry for them. It appears to get better in the sun.

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    Posted at 20:54h, 28 August

    5 types of psoriasis plaque guttate pustular inverse erythrodermic most common systoms red patches of skin dry skin bleed soreness itching and burning
    It’s not contagious psoriasis triggers stress alcohol sunburns injury can trigger flare-ups shots vaccines
    Medication can cause the immune system in to overdrive

  • Rachelle Jackson
    Posted at 20:44h, 28 August

    Thank you for the info psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition cause skin cell inflammation and redness is common psoriasis skin cells grow deep in skin and slowly rise to the surface psoriasis develops on joints elbows knees hands feet neck and face

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    Posted at 19:43h, 28 August

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    Posted at 15:26h, 28 August

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    Posted at 14:55h, 28 August

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  • Elizabeth Fogleman
    Posted at 14:45h, 28 August

    My son had psoriasis of the fingernails as a senior in high school. As was stated above, it broke out during a stressful season of sports injury knee surgery, and lengthy rehabilitation. It never recurred.

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    Posted at 00:33h, 28 August

    I did not realize. there are different types of this skin condition

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    Posted at 00:26h, 28 August

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    Posted at 00:12h, 28 August


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    Posted at 23:52h, 27 August

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    Posted at 23:11h, 27 August

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    Posted at 23:04h, 27 August

    I knee coworker had this and if she used a tanning bed it helped her skin, would help clear up. Not that tanning good for you but she did in moderation due to this skin condition

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    Posted at 23:03h, 27 August

    Thank you

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    Posted at 22:31h, 27 August

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    Posted at 22:25h, 27 August

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    Posted at 21:40h, 27 August

    I didn’t know diabetes can cause this. I’ll have to keep watch.

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    Posted at 20:31h, 27 August

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    Posted at 19:34h, 27 August

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    Posted at 19:30h, 27 August

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    Posted at 19:28h, 27 August

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    Posted at 17:52h, 27 August

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    Posted at 17:49h, 27 August

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    Posted at 17:43h, 27 August

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    Posted at 17:31h, 27 August

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    Posted at 17:30h, 27 August

    Did not know that

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    Posted at 17:17h, 27 August

    Didn’t know there were that many types before.

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    Posted at 17:15h, 27 August

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    Posted at 17:14h, 27 August

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    Posted at 17:08h, 27 August

    My friend Erik had this issue.

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    Posted at 17:06h, 27 August

    Thank you

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    Posted at 17:05h, 27 August

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    Posted at 17:04h, 27 August

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    Posted at 16:55h, 27 August

    It was a topic I can relate to cause my dad had it

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    Posted at 16:54h, 27 August

    Nasty disease

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  • Cynthia Alexander
    Posted at 15:28h, 27 August


  • Elizabeth Ward
    Posted at 15:27h, 27 August

    read it thank you

  • N Celeste May
    Posted at 15:26h, 27 August

    Very interesting information

  • Tommy Rose
    Posted at 15:26h, 27 August

    I once dated a girl with psoriasis. She had flare ups regularly and I felt her pain.

  • DAntrane harrington
    Posted at 15:26h, 27 August

    I agree

  • Nicklas Armor
    Posted at 15:25h, 27 August


  • thomas schulz
    Posted at 15:25h, 27 August

    good to know

  • Christina Woodfork
    Posted at 15:25h, 27 August

    Good article!!

  • Chris Wallace
    Posted at 15:22h, 27 August

    Thanks, I do have the most common form of psoriasis it can be totally kept at bay by washing the area that you have the outbreaks daily with head and shoulders shampoo.

  • Michael jones
    Posted at 15:21h, 27 August

    Thank you so much for the info.

  • Jason Gumm
    Posted at 15:21h, 27 August

    Enjoyed it.

  • Dorothy Louise Morris
    Posted at 15:21h, 27 August

    Good info!

  • Hope Wittenbrink
    Posted at 15:21h, 27 August

    Thank you for the info

  • justin part
    Posted at 15:21h, 27 August


  • Keonda Maness
    Posted at 15:19h, 27 August

    My aunt was diagnosed with this. It is a very difficult disease. The more info the better !

  • Tori Thornsberry
    Posted at 15:19h, 27 August

    Thank you

  • Tonja Johnson
    Posted at 15:19h, 27 August

    Good read

  • Kim Hetrick
    Posted at 15:19h, 27 August


  • brittany
    Posted at 15:18h, 27 August

    thank you!

  • LaChelle Rininger
    Posted at 15:17h, 27 August

    Thus can be a nasty disease

  • Thomas lowery
    Posted at 15:16h, 27 August

    It was very interesting reading

  • Mitch Davis
    Posted at 15:15h, 27 August

    As one with psoriasis, I have patches on my elbows and arms. I had a neighbor “advise” me the other day that my “dry skin” could be dealt with with a bottle of lotion. I educated her on the difference between dry skin and psoriasis and that lotion does not help.and that I was on meds to help my “condition”. .

    At one time in my life, 80% of my body was covered by psoriasis which cracked and bled. I wore long sleeve shirts year round to cover my arms. I stopped hanging with friends and family and became depressed. I did believe that modern medicine could help me. Because psoriasis is hereditary, I have other family members that suffer from this disease as well.

    One day while talking with my cousin, he told me about some of the meds his doc had prescribed to him.that really worked and cleared up his skin. He encouraged me to seek medical attention and after being on the same meds for 3 weeks, I saw a huge difference. 10 years later, while still on meds, my skin is not 100% clear but I am ok wearing short sleeve shirts and revealing my patches on my elbows. I am free. IF I could go back even 15 years and tell my old self that it was ok and that I had nothing to hide and to get help. I hid my condition for a long time.

    I would encourage whoever reads this article or even my comment that does have psoriasis but has not sought the careful eyes of a dermatologist, to do so. Do a little research and free yourself of the bond of your skin that holds you back. Set yourself free. Modern meds can help. If your health insurance is not that good and you’re afraid of the cost of the meds, I get it, but most drug manufactures have a payment assist card that is low or no cost prescriptions. If you play your cards right, the payment assist can sometimes be applied to your health insurance deductible..

    Have a great day!

  • Nigeria Johnston
    Posted at 15:14h, 27 August


  • Lori Miget
    Posted at 15:14h, 27 August

    Thank you!

  • Desmond Williams
    Posted at 15:14h, 27 August


  • Carol bolling
    Posted at 15:14h, 27 August

    Great article

  • Sarah Trotter
    Posted at 15:14h, 27 August


  • Melanie Duncan
    Posted at 15:14h, 27 August

    thank you

  • Kasheen hutson
    Posted at 15:14h, 27 August

    Thanks great info

  • Larry Teakell
    Posted at 15:13h, 27 August

    Thanks, information is key

  • Kathie McDonald
    Posted at 15:13h, 27 August

    Found this useful.

  • Julie Moore
    Posted at 15:13h, 27 August


  • Jonathan Upholz
    Posted at 15:12h, 27 August


  • Tracy Donnalley
    Posted at 15:12h, 27 August

    Very interesting

  • Kyle Rees
    Posted at 15:12h, 27 August


  • Jennifer Wiley
    Posted at 15:11h, 27 August

    Good to know

  • Anthony Staley
    Posted at 15:11h, 27 August

    Good info

  • Trish Bowman
    Posted at 15:10h, 27 August

    Thank you. Luckily I don’t have to deal with this.

  • Kathy Schreiner
    Posted at 15:10h, 27 August

    Thank you.

  • jennifer zolnier
    Posted at 15:10h, 27 August

    Interesting read

  • Jenna Fellows
    Posted at 15:08h, 27 August

    My husband has this, this is great information

  • Samantha Roberts
    Posted at 15:08h, 27 August


  • Aaryn Crosby
    Posted at 15:08h, 27 August


  • Erin Colley
    Posted at 15:07h, 27 August

    Great information!

  • Gary Garcia
    Posted at 15:07h, 27 August

    My Grandpa has this when he was alive. Great info!! Thx

    Posted at 15:07h, 27 August

    Interesting information

  • Tina Lowriomre
    Posted at 15:06h, 27 August

    Thanks, great article

  • Shannon Bratton
    Posted at 15:05h, 27 August

    Good information!

  • john white
    Posted at 15:05h, 27 August

    thanks for the information

  • Amanda Cannon
    Posted at 15:04h, 27 August

    Thanks for the information

  • Kelli Berry
    Posted at 15:04h, 27 August


  • Joanne Allen
    Posted at 15:04h, 27 August

    Very interesting. Thank you!

  • Ralph A Monsivais
    Posted at 15:04h, 27 August

    I find this very informative .Ty

  • Robin
    Posted at 15:02h, 27 August


  • jolene
    Posted at 15:02h, 27 August

    Good information ahead of time!

  • Lawrence Garcia
    Posted at 15:00h, 27 August

    Thanks for the information

  • Curtis Johnson
    Posted at 15:00h, 27 August

    Wow great information

  • Nina Graham
    Posted at 14:56h, 27 August

    Thank You!

  • Billie Ridinger
    Posted at 14:55h, 27 August
    Posted at 14:53h, 27 August

    Great information thank you

  • renarda young
    Posted at 14:53h, 27 August

    Thank you for this information. It really help me a lot.

  • Earrol Gooding
    Posted at 14:53h, 27 August

    Wow you should have pictures so we can see what it looks like

  • Larry Singleton
    Posted at 14:52h, 27 August

    Great information

  • Amanda Archer
    Posted at 14:51h, 27 August

    I would def read this again

  • Yvonne
    Posted at 14:51h, 27 August

    Great article

  • Brian K Gibbs
    Posted at 14:51h, 27 August

    Good information!

  • Nick Szynkowski
    Posted at 14:50h, 27 August

    Great information

  • Leila Cordingley
    Posted at 14:48h, 27 August

    Thank you for the information.

  • Jimmy Thompson
    Posted at 14:46h, 27 August

    good read

  • Larry Heald
    Posted at 14:45h, 27 August

    Some new info I didn’t know. Thanks.

  • Reginald Williams
    Posted at 14:45h, 27 August

    Great information

  • Mary ann Baker
    Posted at 14:45h, 27 August

    Thanks for the information

  • Steven Myers
    Posted at 14:44h, 27 August

    Can imagine what this feels like

  • Wykesha Carroll
    Posted at 14:44h, 27 August


  • Angela watson
    Posted at 14:43h, 27 August

    Very helpful thanks

  • Natalie Askew
    Posted at 14:43h, 27 August

    Wonderful I information

  • Dameyonevans
    Posted at 14:43h, 27 August

    Great info

  • Melody middleton
    Posted at 14:42h, 27 August

    Thank you

  • Catina Thersia Lewis
    Posted at 14:42h, 27 August


  • Ricky Sutton
    Posted at 14:42h, 27 August

    Thanks for the information

  • Blake matherne
    Posted at 14:42h, 27 August

    Thanks for the knowledge

  • Debra Jordan
    Posted at 14:42h, 27 August


  • Alice Rodriguez
    Posted at 14:41h, 27 August

    Thanks for the info

  • Lorita Gavin
    Posted at 14:41h, 27 August

    I’ve read

  • Holly Michelle Green
    Posted at 14:41h, 27 August

    Very interesting!

  • B Vallier
    Posted at 14:40h, 27 August

    Great information. I would like to know more about it. Especially how food affects the body.

  • Luther guy Morgan Jr
    Posted at 14:40h, 27 August

    Thank you for such great information

  • Diane Lawless
    Posted at 14:39h, 27 August

    Great info and thank you!

  • Tia Easton
    Posted at 14:39h, 27 August

    Thank you

  • Karla Cornelius
    Posted at 14:39h, 27 August

    How to differentiate psoriasis and eczema? Both conditions sound similar…

  • Jason gough
    Posted at 14:37h, 27 August

    Do have that but good info

  • Darryl Young
    Posted at 14:37h, 27 August

    Great article !

  • Dana Brady
    Posted at 14:37h, 27 August

    Appreciate the information, Thank you.

  • Nina Graham
    Posted at 14:34h, 27 August

    Thank you! Good read!

  • David Beavers
    Posted at 14:33h, 27 August

    Thanks, I’m more educated about Psoriasis now.

  • craig cripps
    Posted at 14:32h, 27 August

    I read this, and now I itch

  • Harry Snyder
    Posted at 14:31h, 27 August

    Good Article

  • Serena Phillips
    Posted at 14:29h, 27 August

    Great article.

  • Scott Sanders
    Posted at 14:29h, 27 August

    Great Article

  • Priscilla Mills
    Posted at 14:29h, 27 August

    Thank you. Read.

  • Scott Harden
    Posted at 14:25h, 27 August

    Thank you and read

  • Nestor Konditamde
    Posted at 14:23h, 27 August


  • Clarence Watkins
    Posted at 14:21h, 27 August