Are you concerned that you may have psoriasis? The dry, red, raised patches of skin covered with white or silver scales (really just small flakes of dead skin) that are caused by plaque psoriasis are fairly common. While plaque psoriasis is the most common form of the condition, it is not the only type of psoriasis, and other forms of psoriasis cause their own signs and symptoms. Erythrodermic psoriasis, which is often caused by a severe exacerbation of another form of psoriasis,
can cover the entire body in a bright red rash that itches and burns
badly. There is also guttate psoriasis, inverse psoriasis, and pustular
psoriasis, each with particular markers.[AD:foo]
Many people are familiar with the general symptoms of psoriasis, often from comparing their symptoms with psoriasis photos on the Internet. However, only a doctor can make a positive diagnosis based on observing symptoms and conducting diagnostic tests. By finding out if you have psoriasis, and the exact type of psoriasis you have, you'll be able to treat outbreaks in a more targeted manner.
Answer the questions below to learn more about whether you may have symptoms of psoriasis. This quiz is not intended to replace actual advice from a medical professional. See your doctor if you are concerned about your medical health or if you have abnormal skin rash symptoms.