Symptoms of Psoriasis

Symptoms of psoriasis may depend on the type of psoriasis you have, but all types involve patches or spots of inflamed and red skin. Other symptoms may include:

  • Layers of silver or white, made up of dead skin cells
  • Extremely dry skin
  • Cracking and bleeding
  • Smooth, shiny red skin
  • Skin that looks sunburned
  • Fluid-filled blisters
  • Intense itching
  • Pain, tenderness or a stinging sensation
  • Shedding of sheets of skin
  • Irritation in certain areas: knees, elbows, hands, nails, feet, scalp, lower back and genitals

Complications can include:

  • Joint inflammation and pain
  • Muscle weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Fever and chills
  • Rapid pulse
  • Loss of appetite