What is psoriasis?
Psoriasis is not just dry skin; it can also cause plaques on the scalp, which cause the skin to look very dry and even crusty. Psoriasis is a condition that has various causes, but the common denominator for most cases is a buildup of psoriasis causing bacteria on the scalp. The bacteria produce toxins, which are the leading cause of the inflammation and redness associated with the psoriasis condition.
Psoriasis symptoms tend to vary from person to person, but specific general symptoms remain.
Red, itchy skin: In some instances, the skin can become so dry that it crackles and flakes off. These symptoms are commonly called “rage” and are extremely unpleasant to deal with. If your psoriasis problem is intense, you may experience extreme itching – sometimes even bleeding. This can also lead to further irritation and even scarring.
Typically, flare-ups are seen on the elbows, knees, scalp, and knees or joints. Red skin and thick, scaly scales are the most prominent telltale signs of a flare-up. Other symptoms include itchiness, extreme dryness, and inflammation. Itching is typically found on the elbows, knees, scalp, or joints.
Psoriasis may also cause the skin to turn white. This can result in cracking, silvery lines, and even spots. The skin can become so dry that it breaks easily, becoming flaky and chapped. If not treated, the skin can crack completely and bleed.