In the early stage of psoriasis separate papules of pink color with distinct edges appear on the skin. Scales of gray, silvery or reddish color arise on the top of the papules. They easily peel off. The rash is accompanied by itching and increased sensitivity (tenderness) of the skin.
With the progression of the disease the number of the papules increases, they merge into spots and take up an ever larger area. The earlier the treatment begins, the more effective it will be.