Psoriasis Symptoms and Signs Psoriasis Symptoms Psoriasis is a chronic, autoimmune disease often characterized by the development of thick reddish plaques that are dry and scaly. Psoriasis symptoms appear on the skin when the immune system sends faulty signals resulting to the speedy growth cycle of the skin cells. Psoriasis symptoms may be unnoticeable during its early stage. But it often starts with an itching or burning sensation followed by the appearance of small, red, flattened bumps. These gradually grow into large, thick, reddish patches that are covered with silverywhite scales. These scales can fall off or be rubbed off, leaving a moist surface and bleeding.
Spots However, psoriasis symptoms may appear differently depending on the affected area. It can appear on any part of the body like the scalp, eyelids, ears, mouth, lips, genitals, elbows, palms and nails. On the scalp, psoriasis symptoms may be mild with slight and fine scaling. But it can also look like a severe dandruff with thick flakes covering the entire scalp. When the disease affects the face, psoriasis symptoms most often appear on the eyebrows where scales cover the eyelashes and the edge of the eyelids become red and crusty which.
Can impair vision. Moreover, psoriasis in the ears occurs outside the ear canal. Scales build up in this area blocking the ear canal leading to a temporary hearing loss. Psoriasis symptoms may also appear inside the mouth. It can affect the gums, tongue, inside the cheek or the lips. Usually, the psoriasis lesions are white or gray causing difficulty in chewing and swallowing food. When psoriasis happens on nails, psoriasis symptoms appear under the nails, on palms or soles of the feet. The nails experience deformation, thickening and onycholysis or the separation of the nail from the nail bed. The nails become rigged and pitted with one.
Or more yellowishbrown waxy spots. Red dots appear under the fingernails while the palms and soles of the feet can also develop infection. In some cases, it can include cracking, blisters and swelling. Moving on to the lower part of the body, psoriasis symptoms can also appear in the genital regions which are usually smooth, dry and red. The psoriasis symptoms on the upper thigh region consist of many small, round, red patches that are often scaly. Meanwhile, the creases between the thigh and the groin are nonscaly. But the skin is reddishwhite and the area.
May also develop some fissures or cracks. In addition, psoriasis symptoms also appear on the vulva. The affected area consists of smooth, nonscaly, red patches. The outer skin of the vagina can develop such psoriasis symptoms, without affecting the urethra. Similarly, psoriasis of the penis consists of many small, red patches that are often scaly or smooth and shiny which can affect both circumcised and uncircumcised males. Lastly, anal psoriasis is red, nonscaly and prone to itchiness. Psoriasis symptoms include bleeding, pain during bowel movement, and excessive dryness and itching. Meanwhile,.