To be able to come up with a good treatment plan, it is important to know the kind of psoriasis that you have. Most individuals suffer from one kind of psoriasis at a time but sometimes a new type of psoriasis might come up after the symptoms of the previous one go away.

Most types of psoriasis share the same triggers which include the following,

· Medications

· Antimalarial drugs

· Lithium

· Skin injury

· Stress

· Inderal

· Quinidine

· Allergies

· Weather

· Diet

· Indomethacin

Below are different types of psoriasis, their symptoms and their methods of treatment,

Guttate psoriasis

It is common in kids and young adults. It causes pink-red dots on your skin. The dots mostly appear on the following parts of your body,

· Upper arms

· Scalp

· Trunk

· Thighs

Even though some cases require treatment, some go away in a few weeks without any treatment.

Pustular Psoriasis

It is not a common type of psoriasis and is mostly found in adults. It causes bumps that are filled with pus and are surrounded by red skin. They may appear on a particular part of your body such as your hands or feet.

When it covers your entire body it is called generalized pustular psoriasis and can be dangerous and therefore requires immediate medical attention. Symptoms of pustular psoriasis include,

· Chills

· Fast heart rate

· Muscle weakness

· Nausea

· Fever

Inverse psoriasis

It is commonly found in the following locations,

· Under the breasts

· Groin

· Armpits

· Skin folds around buttocks and genitals

Its symptoms include,

· Worsening with rubbing and sweating

· Skin patches that are bright red, smooth and shiny but without scales.

Common triggers are,

· Fungal infections

· Friction

· Sweating

Plaque Psoriasis

The majority of people have this kind of psoriasis. It causes patches of skin that are inflamed, raised, red, and is covered with silvery-white scales. They are itchy and might appears in the following body parts,

· Knees

· Scalp

· Elbows

· Lower back

Treatments include,

· Phototherapy

· Systemic medications

· Topical treatments

Nail Psoriasis

Half of the people with psoriasis have nail changes. It is most common in people with psoriatic arthritis. Its symptoms include,

· Tender painful nails

· Pitting of nails

· Color changes

· Separation of the nail from its bed

· Chalk like material under the nails

· Likely fungal infection

Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis is a combination of psoriasis and arthritis joint inflammation. For 90 percent of patients, it also comes with changes that affect the nails.

Its symptoms include,

· Discolored warm joints

· Sausages like swelling of toes and fingers

· Stiff and painful joints that are worse off in the morning and after resting.

Erythrodermic psoriasis

It is the most uncommon type of psoriasis but is also very dangerous. It attacks most of the body and causes widespread fiery skin and makes it look burned. Symptoms include,

· Fast heart rate

· Severe itching,peeling and burning

· Changes in body temperature

Its triggers include,

· An allergic reaction(drug)

· Severe sunburn

· Infections

· stopping psoriasis treatment suddenly

· Some medications

It is possible for erythrodermic psoriasis to occur if your psoriasis has been proven to be hard to control? Yes, it is.

The seven types of psoriasis above are all capable of causing considerable discomfort. They require treatments that might range from systemic medication to topical treatments and phototherapy. Identifying their common triggers is important so that you are prepared at all times.