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Tips For Soothing Foot Psoriasis


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When people think self-care, they often forget the importance of foot care. Healthy feet are the key to a healthy and active life because our feet help us balance and serve for stability, mobility, and support. In short, our feet are highly sensitive so when a condition like foot psoriasis strikes; it can be extremely dangerous.

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What is foot psoriasis?

According to Everyday Health, foot psoriasis is a type of psoriasis, which causes painful, itchy, red, dry patches of skin on the bottom or soles of your feet. A more rare form of the condition, called pustulosis, involves small, pus-filled blisters in the same area.

The most common type is plaque psoriasis, which occurs in around 85 to 90 percent of people with psoriasis.

Forty percent of people who have psoriasis experience palmoplantar pustulosis psoriasis, according to the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF).

A study found that people with palmoplantar psoriasis are six times as likely to have mood disorders — likely due to problems with mobility — than those with psoriasis affecting other parts of the body.

“In some cases, people with foot psoriasis can’t even walk,” says Abby S. Van Vorhees, MD, chair of dermatology at Eastern Virginia Medical School and emeritus chair of the NPF Medical Board. “But the good news is that there are treatments available and there’s a lot that can be done to make patients feel better.”

A person’s feet can also be affected by a rare type of psoriasis, which is known as erythrodermic psoriasis, according to Medical News Today.

Erythrodermic psoriasis causes red, scaly patches on much of the body. This condition is often a reaction to

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