1 / 12 What’s Wrong With Your Skin? But because psoriasis can look like other skin conditions that cause itchy, scaly rashes with inflammation, it is often confused with those disorders. Skin conditions such as rashes, dry skin, dandruff, eczema, and fungal infections have symptoms that can look like psoriasis. When a person has more than one skin condition, a complete and precise diagnosis will allow a physician to avoid treatments that interfere with each other or interact negatively. Other skin conditions can look like psoriasis, but they’re not. For example, red, dry skin is often caused by infections, rosacea, and irritants.
Watch this slideshow on psoriasis to see moderate to severe forms of this common skin condition. It most commonly affects the skin on the elbows, knees, and scalp, though it can appear anywhere on the body. Scalp psoriasis may resemble seborrheic dermatitis, but in that condition the scales are greasy and not dry. The disease tends to begin as patches on the trunk, which can remain for years before the plaque stage presents. The rash of CTCL frequently resembles psoriasis. Early patch stage CTCL presents as one or more annular scaly macules and patches that are orange or dusky red and often occur on unexposed sites (Figures 3 through 5). What are the different types of psoriasis? What do they look like? And what causes each? WebMD has answers. They grow faster than your body can remove, or shed, them.
Secondary syphilis can closely resemble guttate psoriasis, and syphilis serology should be considered if the diagnosis is uncertain. Skin problems can cause a lot of discomfort, and some warrant concern beyond just easing the discomfort. The skin appearance of in case of eczema may resemble that of psoriasis, but they do have evident differences that set them apart from each other. Female mites can move at up to 2.5 cm per minute but they do not jump or fly. Symptoms reappear within 1-3 days if the person is re-infested due to prior sensitisation. Crusted scabies is a hyperkeratotic skin disease resembling psoriasis.
Psoriasis Pictures Slideshow: See Moderate To Severe Forms Of This Common Skin Condition
These are known as geographic plaques because the skin lesions resemble maps. Guttate psoriasis can also develop in patients who have already had other forms of psoriasis, most often in people treated with widely-applied topical (rub-on) products containing corticosteroids. This is known as geographic plaques because the skin lesions resemble maps. Tangential sections of this hyperplastic follicular epithelium can resemble elongated rete seen in psoriatic lesions (Fig. Psoriasis is a skin disease, red itchy skin with dry flakes, which has no cure. Eczema sufferers experience extremely dry, itchy and flaky skin, but this skin condition can also cause eczema pimple-like bumps that may ooze. Slide 1 of 10. Looks like: Red, scaly patches with distinct edges that can resemble a ring. Continue to use them for one to two weeks after the rash has cleared to prevent reinfection, and wash sheets every day. Psoriasis affecting the dorsal or ventral surfaces of the hands and feet may resemble psoriasis in other sites, with well demarcated erythematous scaly plaques. Fissuring can be troublesome. Localised pustular psoriasis affects one or both palms and/or feet.
Answer: Can You Identify This Condition?
People with pustular psoriasis have clearly defined, raised bumps on the skin that are filled with pus (pustules). Pustular psoriasis is classified into one of several types, depending on symptoms.