What types of psoriasis are more serious?
It may surprise you to know that there are several types of psoriasis. Watch as dermatologist Ellen Marmur, MD, describes the different kinds of psoriasis, and which can be the most dangerous for your health.
And that's where your psoriasis flares up, and your entire skin turns bright red, and you start to really lose some of your heat balance,
and you really need to be checked into the hospital. That's the life threatening type of psoriasis. [MUSIC PLAYING]
There are a lot of types of psoriasis. Some people get psoriasis once or twice a year, only on the elbows or knees.
Some people get it only in the wintertime. It might be a little speckles on their back. Some people get inverse psoriasis,
where it's in the skin folds and creases of the body. So it's like eyelids, underarms, groin area, under the chest.
But some people have arthritic psoriasis. That's pretty serious. Scalp psoriasis can cover up the whole scalp and lead to hair loss if untreated, and then the worst,
most dangerous kind is called erythrodermic psoriasis, and that's where your psoriasis flares up, and your entire skin turns bright red,
and you start to really lose some of your heat balance, and you really need to be checked into the hospital. That's the life threatening type of psoriasis.
There's another type of psoriasis that is triggered by a strep infection and can lead to kidney problems later on,
so that's called guttate psoriasis. Guttate means raindrops, and that's the kind that looks like droplets all over your body that came out.
Little tiny red dots with little white scale on top. But all psoriasis is actually dangerous
because even when your psoriasis is calm in your skin, your body internally can still have high inflammation,
and that's why it's really important for you not only to have a dermatologist, but an internist who's knowledgeable about psoriasis and the other things
that you can have when you have psoriasis. [HEARTBEAT] [DING]
Browse videos by topic categories