Symptoms of Psoriasis
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.