This form of psoriasis is the most uncommon of the psoriasis skin conditions. It affects children and adults under the age of 30.

One cause of this type of psoriasis is caused by the bacterial infection that causes strep throat.

These little pink, red, drop like skin lesions are itchy, inconvenient, and usually go away within 2-3 weeks without treatment.

Another trigger of guttate psoriasis is the viral infection Rubella (chicken pox). In someone with this type of psoriasis the T-cells (white blood cells) abnormally spark inflammation and can lead to the  production of excess skin cells. The excess production of skin cells when describing psoriasis is called plaque psoriasis.

Topical steroids reduce inflammation and itching. Moisturizers, antibiotics, and phototherapy are other alternatives used to treat psoriasis. Most psoriasis skin conditions are inherited. Some people who carry the gene and do not have psoriasis are likely to develop the skin condition in the future.

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