Generalized pustular psoriasis will affect older people more severely than younger people; for seniors, it is very important to get treatment immediately. It almost never affects children, but when it does, they usually recover much more easily. Complications that may follow include infections, kidney and liver problems, imbalanced electrolytes and protein, poor absorption of nutrients, and inflammatory arthritis. Once the condition is treated, however, it will subside and the psoriasis will usually return to its previous state. 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.
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. Once the flare-up has been treated and any health problems caused by it have been resolved, your health should return to what it was before the flare-up, and your psoriasis will look much as it looked before.
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