What to Expect From Psoriasis Symptoms
Psoriasis is a skin disease resulting in skin redness and irritation. People that suffer from Psoriasis have red skin and white patches. This disease is common as anyone can suffer, but mostly it is found in age group of 15 to 35 years. Psoriasis is not contagious, that means it cannot be spread from one person to other. Psoriasis is caused when immune system mistily takes healthy cells as pathogen (dangerous substances) and sends them out.
Unfortunately psoriasis can make a person’s appearance unsightly, especially in severe cases. Sadly, this may lead to psychological problems such as low self esteem, poor self confidence, and other mental issues.
Types of psoriasis and symptoms
Psoriasis vulgaris is the most common form of psoriasis and is characterized by plaques that itch and may strongly affect the whole body.
When psoriasis appears on the scalp it can often be mistaken for simple dandruff. However, it is much more severe than dandruff and it is important that it is diagnosed early. If you feel like your dandruff is abnormally severe,you should consult your doctor for a proper diagnosis.
Even psoriasis can harm the skin under or near nails. It occurs with sign of tiny, white spots on the nails or big yellowish-brown part in the bed of nail. In this case of psoriasis it harms the nails so it can easily break, get cracked and even nail can come off.
Pustular psoriasis are elevated sores as they seemed, looking like blisters due to pus. Pustular psoriasis appears on the hands and on the feet and they usually cover large areas.
Psoriasis can also affect your finger and toe nails. When this happens the nails can become discolored and pits will appear in the nails. In severe cases the nail can even pull away from the nail bed causing the nail to fall off.
Psoriasis triggers are the same no matter what type of psoriasis you may be suffering from. Alcoholic beverages and unhealthy foods like junk foods, foods with high sugar content and caffeine levels can trigger the skin condition. Stress, smoking and other air pollutants can also trigger it.