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What are symptoms of psoriasis?

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The symptoms of psoriasis vary depending on the type you have. Some common symptoms for plaque psoriasis -- the most common variety of the condition -- include:

  • Plaques of red skin, often covered with loose, silver-colored scales; these lesions may be itchy and painful, and they sometimes crack and bleed. In severe cases, the plaques of irritated skin will grow and merge into one another, covering large areas.
  • Disorders of the fingernails and toenails, including discoloration and pitting of the nails; the nails may also begin to crumble or detach from the nail bed.
  • Plaques of scales or crust on the scalp.

From: Psoriasis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease. National Psoriasis Foundation. The Psoriasis Foundation. American Academy of Dermatology.



Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on June 25, 2019

SOURCES: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease. National Psoriasis Foundation. The Psoriasis Foundation. American Academy of Dermatology.



Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on June 25, 2019

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