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What are the symptoms of plaque psoriasis?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

The symptoms of plaque psoriasis include thick, raised patches of dry skin lesions (plaques) anywhere on the body. They can be red with silvery scales, itchy and painful. Some only have a few lesions, while others can have multiple lesions that may even crack or bleed. Symptoms tend to have periods of flaring and subsiding. For some, symptoms diminish in summer months when exposed to sun and flare in winter months or during periods of stress.

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