Treatments for Guttate Psoriasis
Guttate psoriasis is a skin condition that causes small, red bumps called papules to form on the skin of the arms, back and torso. Although no cure for guttate psoriasis exists, a few effective treatments are available.
Guttate psoriasis is one of five specific types of psoriasis. Psoriatic skin conditions result from localized changes in the way dead skin cells are replaced. The skin of a person without psoriasis replaces old cells every 28 to 30 days; in a person with one or more forms of psoriasis, this process is accelerated, occurring as frequently as every three to four days.
In patients diagnosed with guttate psoriasis, this rapid production of new skin cells causes raised areas of red, inflamed skin.