What Makes Pustular Psoriasis Different from Other Types
If you or a loved one has pustular psoriasis, you probably want to know more about what makes this type different, including how best to treat it. Here, we’ve answered your biggest questions about living with pustular psoriasis.
What Is Pustular Psoriasis?
Pustular psoriasis is a very rare type of psoriasis characterized by small white pustules that spread rapidly across inflamed skin. It affects only up to nine people in one million. Some cases of pustular psoriasis are more serious than others, and unfortunately, pustular psoriasis can be extremely debilitating and even life-threatening when left untreated.
What Are the Symptoms of Pustular Psoriasis?
During flare-ups, people with this type of psoriasis get widespread pustules, which are tiny white blisters resembling pimples. Pustules can form anywhere on the skin, inside the mouth, and beneath or around the fingernails. The pustules begin joining together about 24 to 48 hours after they first appear, at which point they burst open. As the pus dries on inflamed skin, the area may appear crusty, red, brown, or glazed. New pustules develop and the process repeats.