Psoriasis Skin Rash Treatment in Hereford

What Is Psoriasis Skin Rash?

Psoriasis is a common skin disease and mostly appears on the scalp, knees, elbows and lower back. It causes red, itchy scaly patches on the skin. Psoriasis is not infectious. Though the rashes can heal it can come back in cycles. If you find red patches covered on your skin crack and bleed, it is time to visit the best dermatologist.

Types of Psoriasis

There are different types of psoriasis and they are as follows:

Plaque Psoriasis

It is the most common type of psoriasis that causes raised, inflamed, red skin covered with silvery, white scales. It appears mostly in areas like elbows, knees, scalp, and lower back.

Guttate Psoriasis

Mostly develops in children or young adults, Guttate psoriasis causes small, pink-red spots on your skin. It appears on the lower back, upper arms, thighs and scalp.

Pustular Psoriasis

Though it is uncommon, it mostly appears in adults, causing pus-filled bumps surrounded by red skin. This type of psoriasis may cover most of your body or one area of your body, such as the hands and feet. The symptoms include fever, nausea, chills, muscle weakness and fast heart rate. If this happens, you need immediate medical attention.

Inverse Psoriasis

This type of psoriasis affects most of your body and causes red, shiny, inflamed skin. It appears under your arms, breasts, or around skinfolds in the genitals. The common triggers are sweating, friction, and fungal infections.

Erythrodermic Psoriasis

This is the least common type of psoriasis yet it affects most of your body. It is one of the most severe types of psoriasis. The symptoms of this type of psoriasis include severe skin redness, severe itching, intense pain, blisters and increased heart rate.

Nail Psoriasis

It causes discoloration in the fingernails and toenails. Skin specialists may prescribe medicine to treat both your skin and nails.

Psoriatic Arthritis

This type causes swollen and painful joints. Psoriatic arthritis symptoms range from mild to severe, causing stiffness and progressive joint damage.


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Symptoms of Psoriasis

The common psoriasis symptoms include:

  • Skin rashes, inflamed skin covered with silver-colored scales
  • Dry, cracked skin that can bleed or itch
  • Itchy, painful skin
  • Discoloration of fingernails and toenails
  • Swollen and stiff joints
Psoriasis Causes

It is found that psoriasis is an immune system problem. The triggers that can worsen the condition include

  • Cold, dry weather
  • Stress
  • Alcohol
  • Smoking
  • Infections
  • Skin injury
  • Medicines

There are ways you can prevent psoriasis flare-ups. They are as follows:

  • When your skin is dry, use moisturizing lotions and creams.
  • Avoid cold weather
  • Keep away from medications that cause flare-ups
  • Avoid skin infections
  • Relax and do meditation
  • Exercise and eat right


Psoriasis looks like a red patch, which has a silvery-white coating of scale.

Psoriasis is an immune system problem that causes the skin to regenerate faster than normal rates.

Treatment varies depending on the severity and type of psoriasis. But with topical treatments, patients get fast relief during flare-ups in most cases.

The most common type of psoriasis is plaque psoriasis, causing red patches and scales.

Psoriasis cannot be cured permanently but it can be controlled with various treatments.