Some Of the Symptoms and signs of psoriasis are

sign and symptoms of psoriasis

What does psoriasis look like?

Psoriasis appears as red or pink areas of thickened, raised, and scaling skin. It classically affects skin over the elbows, knees, and scalp. Although any area may be involved, it tends to be more common at sites of friction, scratching, or abrasion.Psoriasis may vary in appearance. It often appears as small scaly bumps that coalesce into plaques of raised skin.Sometimes pulling off one of these small dry white flakes of skin causes a tiny blood spot on the skin. This is medically referred to as a special diagnostic sign in psoriasis called the Auspitz sign.

The symptoms of psoriasis vary from person to person

Various Types Of Symptoms Are as Follows

 Dry Scalp With scaly silvery skin


Dry scalp in psoriasis, scalp psoriasis

Dry scalp in psoriasis, scalp psoriasis

The scalp can be unusually dry with scaly silvery skin or with crusted plaques in the infected area. Not all psoriasis in scalp can be termed Scalp Psoriasis, variations like seborrheic psoriasis in which the scales are greasy looking can also be seen


 Thickened pitted or rigged nails in psoriasis



Nail discoloration are often seen along with plaque psoriasis, where in pits , indentations or ridges are seen in nails .The pits can appear yellowish in color

 Dry Cracked Skin that may bleed


Dry Cracked Skin in psoriasis

Psoriasis like Guttate psoriasis can be accompanies as tiny red drops on skin and can usually occur after a backterial infection  Pus on patches: Elevated bumps on skin with white tips filled with pus along with patches of dry, scaly skin can be seen in pustular psoriasis.

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