Guttate Psoriasis

This type often starts in children or young adults. It happens in less than 2% of cases.

Guttate psoriasis causes small, pink-red spots on your skin. They often appear on your:

  • Trunk
  • Upper arms
  • Thighs
  • Scalp
  • Triggers include:

  • Upper respiratory infection such as strep throat or tonsillitis
  • Skin injury
  • Certain drugs such as beta-blockers
  • Stress
  • This type of psoriasis may go away within a few weeks, even without treatment. Some cases, though, are more stubborn and require treatment.