Pustular Psoriasis

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About Pustular Psoriasis

Pustular Psoriasis is considered to be one of the rarer forms of the disease but can also prove to be one of the most dangerous as it can affect the body both internally and externally.

Pustular Psoriasis often affects the areas of the feet and the hands and usually manifests itself as small bumps or Pustules on the surface of the skin that contain a slightly sticky clear fluid.

The pustules often start their cycle with a yellowish colour as a result of white blood cells (polymorph leucocytes) building up inside them. During the course of the following 7 to 14 days the yellowish colour is lost, the pustule reduces in size and becomes capped by a brown scale of skin. The spread of Pustular Psoriasis around the hands and feet can in turn lead to very painful splits in the skin or fissures that can prove both very distressing and painful.

Pustular Psoriasis has also been known in rare circumstances to have an adverse affect on internal organs of the sufferer as well as the skin. This condition is often referred to as Generalised Pustular Psoriasis. Generalised Pustular Psoriasis can, under certain circumstances, become a life threatening condition that requires prompt professional medical attention. For this reason it is strongly recommended that any sufferer of Pustular Psoriasis seeks prompt medical advice in the diagnosing and treatment of the disease.

The Skincell Forum is proud to have a number of very courageous members with this particular disorder.

If you suffer from Pustular Psoriasis you can be sure of a warm welcome in the forum where we discuss this and many other forms of skin disorders and diseases.