Ailments & Conditions

Locations and Types of Psoriasis

Guttate Psoriasis

Guttate psoriasis is the second most common form of psoriasis. It often appears as small, red skin spots during childhood or young adulthood. These areas are typically drop-shaped, separate, and small. Guttate psoriasis mostly affects the limbs and torso, but it may appear on the scalp and face as well. The thickness is not as great as that in plaque psoriasis. If left untreated, guttate psoriasis may develop into plaque psoriasis gradually. Some triggers of this form include medications, infections, skin injuries, stress, or strep throat. Oral medications, light therapy, and prescribed steroid creams can help treat guttate psoriasis. [1]