Psoriasis: Symptom and Causes


Symptoms vary person to person which may include all or any one of the following
  • Red patches of skin covered with silvery scales
  • Small scaling spots (commonly seen in children)
  • Dry, cracked skin that may bleed
  • Itching, burning or soreness
  • Thickened, pitted or ridged nails
  • Swollen and stiff joints
Psoriasis symptoms


It causes due over reaction of immune system, leading to inflammation and flaking of skin. Various triggers include
  • Cold and dry weather conditions
  • Infections
  • Stress
  • Dry skin
  • Medications
  • Smoking (especially in women)
  • Skin injuries
  • Over exposure to sunlight
  • Heavy alcohol consumption
  • Hereditary sometimes
  • It cannot be spread by touch from person to person
 Psoriasis triggers

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