Kelsie Antill - 1st Period
Psoriasis symptoms vary from person to person, according to both the severity of the disease and the type of psoriasis. Common psoriasis symptoms may include one or more of the following:
- Raised, red, inflamed lesions
- Silvery scaly plaques
- Small, red, individual spots (more common in children and young adults)
- Dry skin that may crack and bleed
- Itching, burning, or soreness of the skin
- Pitted nails or separation from the nail bed.
Currently there is no cure for psoriasis but there are treatments available to ease the suffering of those affected. Most medications work by smoothing the rough/scaly areas, and what works for one person may not work for another. Also, a medication may stop working for an individual after a long period of time, causing them to switch to another. The majority of psoriasis treatments come in the form of cream, but ultraviolet light treatment, also known as phototherapy, may be used in extreme cases.