PLAQUE PSORIASIS OCCURS ACROSS ALL BODY AREAS
Even in areas you might not realize
You are not alone.
PLAQUE PSORIASIS IS A CHRONIC AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE nearly 9 million people in the USTHAT IMPACTS
What triggers plaque psoriasis?
Common triggers, which vary from person to person, include:
Stress—emotional stress can trigger symptoms
Injury to skin—trauma to your skin such as abrasions, insect bites, and burns can trigger psoriasis symptoms
Illness—anything affecting your immune system, like upper respiratory infections, can trigger symptoms
Weather—cold weather can trigger symptoms due to less sunlight and low humidity, while warm weather factors can improve your condition
Diet—there is some evidence to show that symptoms may be triggered by certain foods and nutrients, as well as alcohol and smoking
How might your body be affected?
Signs and symptoms include:
Raisedplaques and scales
Itching, stinging,and burning
Cracking and pain
Which body areas might be affected?
Plaque psoriasis often appears in more than one body area, including:
Body areas like arms and elbows, legs and knees, and your torso
Sensitive areas such as the face and genitals
Intertriginous areas (where skin touches skin) like armpits, under breasts, and between buttocks
Plaque psoriasis affecting the genitals and intertriginous areas—where skin touches skin—can be challenging to manage, as the skin in these areas is thin and may be more sensitive to certain treatments.
According to research, 2 out of 3 people with plaque psoriasis will develop psoriasis on their genitals during the course of their disease. If you think you may have been affected by this, openly discuss it with your healthcare provider. Don't feel uncomfortable—it is common and you deserve effective and safe treatment no matter the area.