What are the Symptoms of Psoriasis

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 16, 2017
What are the Symptoms of Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a skin disease presenting reddened spots in different areas of the body. The causes of psoriasis are of unknown origin although there are some factors that can lead to the appearance of this skin disease.

But, even if the origin is not known, the symptoms of psoriasisdo exist and can be detected with the naked eye. It is very important that you start treating psoriasis as soon as you notice any of these symptoms, so you can prevent the illness from worsening. At OneHowTo we tell you what the symptoms of psoriasis are so you can detect the disease and treat it immediately.

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  1. Red spots on the skin
  2. Areas of the body where the red patches appear
  3. Itching and discomfort
  4. The appearance of the skin
  5. Less common symptoms
  6. How to treat psoriasis

Red spots on the skin

One of the most obvious symptoms of psoriasis is the appearance of red spots on the skin. These spots may be small or may occupy large areas of the body presenting patches, that with the passage of time, become scaly. It is also likely that around the red spot, bumps appear.

Areas of the body where the red patches appear

The red patches of psoriasis usually appear in specific areas of the body. Most commonly they are located on the back, limbs or on the scalp. There has also been the case of psoriasis that causes patches in more complex areas such as armpits, navel, genitals or under the nails.

What are the Symptoms of Psoriasis - Areas of the body where the red patches appear

Itching and discomfort

Another symptom of psoriasis that people can experience with this skin disease is that the red spots start to itch or even be painful. It is not a widespread symptom but there are cases where patients have suffered in this way.

The appearance of the skin

Another obvious psoriasis symptom is when, in addition to seeing red spots appear on the skin, you feel that the appearance of your skin is different from normal. Psoriasis may cause skin to be itchy, dry, scaly, be raised or to have a pink hue, similar to salmon.

What are the Symptoms of Psoriasis - The appearance of the skin

Less common symptoms

There are psoriasis symptoms that are less common and they have rarely appeared or have appeared in advanced cases. In this case, psoriasis can cause symptoms such as:

  • Men may suffer genital lesions.
  • Joint pains.
  • Nails look different: more yellowish, broken, thick, and so on.
  • Dandruff abundant in the scalp.

How to treat psoriasis

If you experience any of these symptoms and suspect you might suffer from psoriasis, you should immediately visit your doctor so he/she can make a diagnosis. If your condition is not very severe, there are some natural remedies and foods that can alleviate the symptoms of psoriasis.

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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