It is not necessary for every individual who suffers from psoriasis, to experience the same kind of symptoms, as they can vary from person to person. However, there are a number of common symptoms which can be noticed if an individual is suffering from psoriasis. They are as follows.
- Raised, red inflamed skin usually on the elbows, knees, hands, feet, scalp or torso.
- Red patches on the skin covered with white-silvery scales.
- Small scaling spots (commonly seen in children).
- Small, red individual spots on the skin.
- A feeling of soreness on the skin.
- Dryness of the skin around the elbows, knees, feet, palms and torso.
- Skin may become cracked and could sometimes bleed.
- A constant sensation of itching or burning on skin.
- Thickened, pitted, discoloured or ridged nails.
- Separation of nails from the nail bed.
- A feeling of stiffness in joints, accompanied by pain.
- Severe dandruff which usually appear as loose flakes, that constantly sheds from the scalp.
- Continuous flaring up and inflammation of the skin.
Also, it is important to note that, even though one may experience only a few of the above mentioned symptoms, if they keep disappearing and reappearing over time, this could be another symptom of psoriasis.