Many people with psoriasis notice that their hands suffer from the disease. Hands assist people in communication and activities. It can be especially difficult if psoriasis affects them.

An Overview

Psoriasis on the hands can cause crackling, hemorrhage, and pain. This can hinder one from freely using their hands. An individual can feel embarrassed that his hands are affected by this skin condition.
However, different treatment choices and improvements in lifestyle may have beneficial effects on skin appearance and symptoms.
The appearance, signs, and causes of hand psoriasis are discussed in this article.  It also examines options for treatment, including home prevention and care.

What it is?

The condition known as psoriasis causes a pattern of red, scaly skin lesions on the body, especially on the arms, the limbs, and on the scalp. It doesn’t spread.

Sometimes, the disease manifests as scale-like plaques on the skin, particularly in skin creases and folds. The skin normally shows irritation on the undersides of the feet. In addition to having psoriasis, people who have it are also likely to have arthritis, called psoriatic arthritis.

Guttate psoriasis is found on the trunk, limbs, and scalp as thin, drop-shaped spots. Bacterial infections like stroke also cause this.

Plaque psoriasis seems to be called plaques. Thick red scaly patches. This psoriasis is the most common form.

Conversely, psoriasis occurs in skin folds close to the nipples, breasts and axes as smooth and red patches.

Eritrodermic psoriasis tends to affect the whole body like a scaly, red rash. That’s an unusual shape.

Pustular psoriasis occurs as blisters full of pus that can be widely spread or located on your feet or hands. But it’s rare.

Is psoriasis able to spread to the hands?

Yes, psoriasis may occur, including hands and fingers, in any part of your skin. It will appear to crack, swell or blister. Psoriasis is however not transmitted by contact. And this isn’t infectious.

If the hands or areas of the foot show psoriasis it is referred to as a palmoplantar psoriasis.


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People with psoriasis on their hands or feet often get psoriasis on their palms.

About the same, just like other areas on the body, the skin of the hands and feet can have a blotchy appearance with bleeding or cracked scales, scaly patches.


There are various ways in which hand disease can show up.

  • Fingers
  • Palms
  • Knuckles & 
  • Nails

Hand psoriasis :Symptoms

The symptoms of psoriasis differ depending on where it occurs.Hand psoriasis can affect the hands, feet, and nail. These affects 12–16 percent of people with psoriasis.

Some environmental factors can worsen your symptoms, including:

Hands and fingers
  • Skin crackling
  • Pain
  • Bleeding
  • Raised and thickened skin
  • Small scaling of white silver flakes
  • Itching
  • Flushed skin
  • Dryness
  • Small scaling of white silver flakes
  • Changes in appearance or thickness
  • Pitting
  • Separation of the nail bed
  • The presence of discoloration
  • Ridges and cuts in the nails

Hand psoriasis: Causes

An person with psoriasis is inflamed. Keratinocytes or cells of the skin are split rapidly by inflammation.

The very rapid split of cells moves the skin surface of immature skin cells faster than skin cells can extract. This leads to thickening of the skin’s extreme layer causing psoriatic and lesion plaques.

Psoriasis of the hand is linked to T-cell response to infection. When these cells are activated in the body, they create complications. Having a more active T cell count shortens the length of skin cells. An accelerated skin turnover can lead to increased skin dryness and sensitive skin.

Psoriasis can be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors, including:
If the condition is not treated, it can worsen. It can also affect the joints, resulting in psoriatic arthritis.

Since the skin is susceptible to cracking and bleeding, hand psoriasis can make everyday tasks like washing dishes difficult.

How to Treat Hand Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic disease. As a result, therapy is intended to either monitor symptoms or fully cure the hand psoriasis.

Home Care for Hand Psoriasis

Although psoriasis is a chronic disease, there are several things you can do at home to help cure it and avoid flare-ups of hand psoriasis.

  • Maintain your hands clean, just don’t scrub too hard.
  • Instead of hot water, wash your hands with warm water.
  • Use a moisturizer-containing hand cleaner.
  • Keep track of and avoid the stuff that seem to cause flare-ups.
  • Get plenty of sunshine, just don’t get sunburned.
  • After cleaning dishes or doing things with your hands, apply lotion.

Our Take

Hand psoriasis is a chronic condition that requires careful treatment in order to prevent symptoms from becoming worse.

People with psoriasis can treat their symptoms by changes in their lifestyles and creation of a treatment plan together with a doctor. Doctors will consider a person’s severity and recommend a suitable topical or therapeutic medicine.

Elite Ayurveda emphasizes the treatment part of the skin conditions in all ways including diet, exercise, and medications. 

Our lead expert Dr. Adil Moulanhikkal supported by the trained team members will help you to regain your normal skin.

“All skin conditions can be treated if the individual is ready to obey the instructions given by the Doctor’ says Dr. Adil, who is keen on the betterment of every individual affected with skin issues.



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