Guttate psoriasis symptoms develop suddenly, usually following a viral or bacterial infection such as strep throat or an upper respiratory infection. Reddish or pink skin lesions in the shape of a teardrop appear on the skin, most commonly on the trunk of the body, arms, and legs but sometimes in other areas. The lesions may be covered with scales (flaky, silver-colored skin) and might itch. Symptoms of guttate psoriasis can be more severe in individuals with weak immune systems requiring strong medications to suppress the immune system.
- Q What do I need to know when caring for someone with guttate psoriasis?
- Q Can guttate psoriasis be prevented?
- Q Should I talk to my doctor about my guttate psoriasis symptoms?
- Q Are there alternative treatments for guttate psoriasis?
- Q How is guttate psoriasis diagnosed?
- Q How does guttate psoriasis affect the body?