The skin in these areas is more sensitive, so the condition can be a challenge to manage and treat. Lesions can cause cracks (called fissures) in the creases of your skin, which may be painful and bleed. Because of its location, the disease may also cause:
For some people with psoriasis, fall and winter bring not only shorter days and colder temperatures, but worsening psoriasis symptoms.
Don’t despair. You don’t need to tough it out until spring, counting the days until you get some relief from psoriasis.
Here are answers to seven frequently asked questions about psoriasis in fall and winter.