3 Signs You Have Psoriasis
- Posted on: Apr 15 2019
Psoriasis isn’t just a skin condition that Kim Kardashian made popular. In fact, it’s a skin condition that affects nearly 125 million people all around the world. But what exactly are the basic signs and symptoms of psoriasis and how can you tell if you or family member has it? Let’s read on to see.
The most obvious and common signs of psoriasis are red, raised, and inflamed patches all across your skin including your face, hands, feet, and just about everywhere else. The problem with these signs alone is that they may also be symptoms of a skin rash or allergy. So, how can you differentiate between psoriasis and a common rash? Typically, patients with psoriasis also have itchiness and burning around these skin patches as well as some soreness. The combination of all of these symptoms is usually a pretty big indicator of psoriasis, but we will need to take a closer look at your skin to make sure.
Dry skin in the winter is normal, but having dry, cracked skin that bleeds— even during the spring and summer— isn’t quite as normal. Even though not all patients with psoriasis experience this specific symptom, it is definitely common.
Even though most of the signs of psoriasis are really obvious, it is actually an autoimmune disease. A lot of autoimmune diseases share certain traits with each other like sore, painful, and swollen joints. If you are experiencing these symptoms in addition to the visible signs, then we will want you to come into our office for an examination.
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