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.
- Healthline. [Internet]. What conditions can be misdiagnosed as Psoriasis?. Available at: https://www.healthline.com/health/psoriasis-misdiagnosis. Accessed: 3/07/2018.
- National Psoriasis Foundation [Internet] Psoriasis is an immune-mediated disease that causes raised, red, scaly patches to appear on the skin. Available at https://www.psoriasis.org/about-psoriasis#diagnosed. Accessed: 06/09/2018.