Usually starting as small red bumps on the skin, plaque psoriasis (pictured) develops into red patches with a silvery, scaly coating — these raised patches are called plaques. Plaques usually show up on elbows, knees, and the lower back, and they can last for months or even years without treatment.
How do you know when psoriasis is starting?
Common signs and symptoms include:Red patches of skin covered with thick, silvery scales.Small scaling spots (commonly seen in children)Dry, cracked skin that may bleed or itch.Itching, burning or soreness.Thickened, pitted or ridged nails.Swollen and stiff joints.2 May 2020
Where is psoriasis usually found?
Psoriasis can appear anywhere on the body, even on the eyelids, ears, lips, skin folds, hands, feet, and nails. Plaques can be a few small patches or can affect large areas. Its possible to have psoriasis plaques and scales in more than one location on the body at a time. There are five types of psoriasis.