Get an early diagnosis

You should see your doctor if you notice any changes in your skin. The sooner you know you have psoriasis, the sooner you can start a treatment to control your condition.

Psoriasis is often confused for other conditions (e.g. seborrheic dermatitis, lichen planus, pityriasis rosea, etc.), and within psoriasis itself, there are multiple types and levels of severity. If you notice any possible symptoms of psoriasis (e.g. patches of red skin, silvery scales on the skin, dry skin, cracked skin, etc.), or if there are any unknown changes to your skin, schedule an appointment with a dermatologist to get an accurate diagnosis.

If you are concerned that you have been misdiagnosed, you could seek a second opinion. The more you can tell your doctor about your symptoms, the better. Your doctor will rely on the information you provide to reach a correct diagnosis and finding the right treatment plan.

Additionally, remember that no piece of information or concern is considered unimportant when it comes to your health.



Was this useful?