Erythrodermic Psoriasis

Although it occurs rarely, erythrodermic psoriasis is a severe kind of flare that usually affects over 80% of the skin's surface. When experiencing this type of flare the skin becomes

  • Red and swollen with very little scaling
  • Extremely itchy and painful
  • Sometimes pustules willform and ooze pus

Erythrodermic psoriasis is also associated with an increased heart rate, fluctuating body
temperature and symptoms can include chills and fever.

People with erythrodermic psoriasis might be hospitalized, but they can also be treated at
home. They are encouraged to keep warm and supplement their diet with vitamins and minerals,
because the rapid growth of skin can deplete the body of essential nutrients.