Generalized pustular psoriasis will affect older people more severely than younger people; for seniors, it is very important to get treatment immediately. It occasionally affects children, but when it does, it tends to be less acute. Complications that may follow include infections, kidney and liver problems, breathing difficulties and even death. Once the condition is treated, however, the blisters will subside within several days although the scaling and redness may take longer. However, there is also the possibility of erythrodermic psoriasis developing, and there is a real possibility of a recurrence of the generalized pustular psoriasis. Thus, if you have had an attack of generalized pustular psoriasis, you should be more watchful than usual for signs of another attack and continue any treatments recommended by your doctor.
Erythrodermic psoriasis carries a risk of some complications, including dehydration, heart failure, infection, hypothermia, malnutrition, and swelling. The treatment of erythrodermic psoriasis is intended as much to prevent and treat these complications as it is to treat the psoriasis itself. This is why it is important to get treatment as soon as possible. Keeping track of any possible triggers can help to prevent future relapses from occurring.
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