All About Psoriasis, Part 1 - The Proactive Health Management Plan
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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.

Genetics

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.

Biopsy

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:

Stress

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.

Alcohol

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.

Injury

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

Medications

Some medications are considered psoriasis triggers. These medications include:

  • lithium
  • antimalarial medications
  • high blood pressure medication

Infection

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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    Great information. Thank you

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    Posted at 15:42h, 27 August Reply

    Good information

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    Posted at 15:38h, 27 August Reply

    Great Info

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    Posted at 15:36h, 27 August Reply

    Very informative
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    Posted at 15:34h, 27 August Reply

    thank you for the info.

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    Posted at 15:33h, 27 August Reply

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  • Beth Smith
    Posted at 15:33h, 27 August Reply

    Thanks for the informatio

  • Charles Higgins
    Posted at 15:31h, 27 August Reply

    Thank you so very much

  • Amy Kirkessner
    Posted at 15:31h, 27 August Reply

    good article

  • Alexander
    Posted at 15:31h, 27 August Reply

    Didn’t know most of this but the article was very informative.

  • Joe Drake
    Posted at 15:29h, 27 August Reply

    good read

  • Jordan Forrester
    Posted at 15:28h, 27 August Reply

    Thank you for this!

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    Posted at 15:28h, 27 August Reply

    Great.

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

    read it thank you

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    Posted at 15:26h, 27 August Reply

    Very interesting information

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    Posted at 15:25h, 27 August Reply

    Interesting

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    Posted at 15:25h, 27 August Reply

    good to know

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

    Good article!!

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

    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 Reply

    Thank you so much for the info.

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

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

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

    Enjoyed it.

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    Posted at 15:21h, 27 August Reply

    Good info!

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    Posted at 15:21h, 27 August Reply

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    Posted at 15:21h, 27 August Reply

    THANKS

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      Posted at 15:48h, 27 August Reply

      Thank you for the info

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

    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 Reply

    Thank you

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

    Good read

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    Posted at 15:19h, 27 August Reply

    Thanks!

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    Posted at 15:18h, 27 August Reply

    thank you!

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    Posted at 15:16h, 27 August Reply

    It was very interesting reading

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

    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 Reply

    Wow

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

    Thank you!

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

    Ty

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    Posted at 15:14h, 27 August Reply

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    Posted at 15:14h, 27 August Reply

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    Posted at 15:13h, 27 August Reply

    Found this useful.

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    Posted at 15:13h, 27 August Reply

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    Posted at 15:12h, 27 August Reply

    Thanks

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    Posted at 15:12h, 27 August Reply

    Very interesting

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    Posted at 15:12h, 27 August Reply

    Thanks

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    Posted at 15:11h, 27 August Reply

    Good to know

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    Posted at 15:11h, 27 August Reply

    Good info

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

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

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

      Thus can be a nasty disease

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

    Thank you.

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    Posted at 15:08h, 27 August Reply

    My husband has this, this is great information

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      Posted at 15:10h, 27 August Reply

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    Posted at 15:08h, 27 August Reply

    Thanks

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    Posted at 15:08h, 27 August Reply

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      Posted at 03:07h, 28 August Reply

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    Posted at 15:07h, 27 August Reply

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    Posted at 15:07h, 27 August Reply

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

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    Posted at 15:07h, 27 August Reply

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      Posted at 15:26h, 27 August Reply

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    Posted at 15:06h, 27 August Reply

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    Posted at 15:04h, 27 August Reply

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    Posted at 15:04h, 27 August Reply

    Very interesting. Thank you!

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      Posted at 20:44h, 02 October Reply

      Good information.

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    Posted at 15:02h, 27 August Reply

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    Posted at 15:00h, 27 August Reply

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      Posted at 15:13h, 27 August Reply

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    Wow great information

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    Posted at 14:56h, 27 August Reply

    Thank You!

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    Posted at 14:55h, 27 August Reply
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    Posted at 14:53h, 27 August Reply

    Great information thank you

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    Posted at 14:53h, 27 August Reply

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

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

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

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

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    Posted at 14:52h, 27 August Reply

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      Posted at 15:14h, 27 August Reply

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    Posted at 14:50h, 27 August Reply

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      Posted at 15:35h, 27 August Reply

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    Posted at 14:48h, 27 August Reply

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    Posted at 14:46h, 27 August Reply

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    Posted at 14:45h, 27 August Reply

    Some new info I didn’t know. Thanks.

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    Posted at 14:42h, 27 August Reply

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

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      Posted at 14:44h, 27 August Reply

      Can imagine what this feels like

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    Posted at 14:41h, 27 August Reply

    Very interesting!

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

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

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    Posted at 14:39h, 27 August Reply

    Great info and thank you!

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    Posted at 14:39h, 27 August Reply

    Thank you

    • Valerie Williams
      Posted at 20:52h, 01 September Reply

      Thanks for the information

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

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

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    Posted at 14:37h, 27 August Reply

    Do have that but good info

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      Posted at 17:39h, 27 August Reply

      Good information

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    Posted at 14:37h, 27 August Reply

    Appreciate the information, Thank you.

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

    Thank you! Good read!

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

    Thanks, I’m more educated about Psoriasis now.

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

    I read this, and now I itch

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

      Thank you

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    Posted at 14:31h, 27 August Reply

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    Posted at 14:29h, 27 August Reply

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    Posted at 14:29h, 27 August Reply

    Thank you. Read.

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    Posted at 14:25h, 27 August Reply

    Thank you and read

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

    Understood

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

    Ty

    • Bernard Clemmer
      Posted at 00:00h, 31 August Reply

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