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Types of Psoriasis


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Comment from: Tuhin, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: December 11

I have had psoriasis. I had psoriasis at 15 years, on my leg, hands and elbow, but it was never given that name by a doctor and 46 years later I still have that. I use some medicine like Dermasol ointment and taken antihistamine tablets. In the past 15 years I have inverse psoriasis in my groin area and arm pits. Medications work some but it is a constant battle.

Comment from: Rusty, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 22

I have had some sort of psoriasis most of my life. I had pustular psoriasis as a child, on my feet and hands but it was never given that name by a doctor. As a teenager I developed scalp psoriasis and 40 years later still have that. In the past 10 years I have inverse psoriasis in my groin area and arm pits. Medications work some but it is a constant battle.

Comment from: Kekel, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 18

I have had inverse psoriasis in my buttock for 7 years.

Comment from: Lisa D., 25-34 Female (Caregiver) Published: July 10

I have been suffering with psoriasis for a long time. Initially doctor diagnosed this condition as eczema and therefore, it was not treated well. Finally I visited a trained dermatologists who diagnosed it as psoriasis and treatment worked.

Comment from: emedicinehealth, 25-34 Male (Caregiver) Published: December 24

My brother is suffering from psoriasis from last 7 years and recently doctor said he is having another form of psoriasis also.

Comment from: amilli88, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: October 16

I have plaque psoriasis on my scalp and I have nail psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. The psoriasis I can deal with. It's the psoriatic arthritis that I can't stand. I have it in both feet, both knees, both hips, both elbows, both wrists and all of my fingers. It's so painful.

Comment from: JustMe, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: November 19

I've had pustular psoriasis some periods of remission starting in my 20s. I had to wear white gloves when I was younger. It was so disgusting, and caused terrible foot pain on and off. Psoriasis would move from hand to feet and sometimes both simultaneously. Now I also have scalp psoriasis also in my 50s that won't go. The only thing that ever helped control or give relief was .05% clobetasol intermittently. It thins the skin if used for any long period of time and then the skin cracks open and bleeds, you would think the pus is enough. That's my story.

Comment from: Margaret, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 21

I suffer from scalp psoriasis and also inverse psoriasis.

Comment from: bujew, 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: March 13

My 17-year-old daughter has had teardrop Psoriasis since she was 7 years old covering her body. Nothing works--not even UVB treatment.

Comment from: jo, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: January 15

I have dry skin psoriasis which breaks into deep cuts and it is on my palms and feet only. It is extremely painful when I walk. Even if I am not walking I feel extreme pain because of the cracks.

Comment from: CUP, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: November 12

For many years I have experienced periodic bouts of psoriasis on my elbows and hands. To little avail, I tried every over-the-counter remedy that I could find. Then I used Clobetasol Propionate 0.05% ointment which was prescribed by a dermatologist. Amazing results! For me, IT ALWAYS RESULTS IN REMISSION. If used at the first sign of an outbreak, it stops the progression immediately and clears the skin within a day or two. Another blessing is that the ointment cost me less than $20 for 60g which lasts me for years.

Comment from: Ryan, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: July 22

I have plaque psoriasis. Since early teens I had one red patch on my head. At 20 it spread and today at 32 it is spreading all over. I am no longer the same person and do not act naturally or feel the way I used to. To be on top of it you really need to change all aspects of your life.


Psoriasis causes the top layer of skin cells to become inflamed and grow too quickly and flake off. See Answer

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