Symptoms of Psoriasis

ps.jpgThe most common symptoms of psoriasis are thick, red patches known as plaques, and dry, silvery scales. These appear most often on the scalp, face, elbows, knees, palms, and soles of the feet. About half the people who live with psoriasis also see changes in their toenails or fingernails; these may include pitting, discoloration, shape changes, or even loss of the entire nail.

Nearly one quarter of the population with psoriasis also experiences arthritic symptoms in their joints. This could be a distinct condition known as psoriatic arthritis.



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