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For people 6+ with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis

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What is plaque psoriasis and what are the symptoms?

Plaque psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that starts under the skin with symptoms like thick, red, scaly skin plaques. It’s not a rash, and it’s not contagious. And while it’s not curable, it can be controlled with the proper treatment. Watch this video with Cyndi and Dr Weinberg to get the facts about plaque psoriasis.

Cyndi and Dr Weinberg were compensated for their time.

See pictures of plaque psoriasis symptoms in real life.

Plaque psoriasis has many common symptoms that can affect each person in different ways. Look at the plaque psoriasis pictures below to learn more.


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Scalp psoriasis

Pitted nails

Pitted or thickened nails

Red Patchy Skin

Red patches of skin

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Dry, cracked skin that can bleed


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Psoriasis-related pain

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What should I know about scalp psoriasis and nail psoriasis?

Plaques on the scalp and nail changes are common in people with psoriasis. 

Scalp psoriasis includes itchy, red, scaly patches with a silvery sheen, while common signs of nail psoriasis are blood underneath the nail, pitting, and discoloration.  

  • Up to 50% of adults with psoriasis have nail psoriasis

  • Up to 80% of adults with psoriasis have scalp psoriasis

Scalp psoriasis and nail psoriasis could also be signs of psoriatic arthritis. Many people with psoriasis go on to develop psoriatic arthritis.

See before and after pictures of scalp and nail psoriasis in people taking COSENTYX.

“I was once refused in a nail salon because my nails were pitted and they thought I was contagious."

“Now, I like having my nails painted.”


Individual results may vary. Jordan was compensated for her time.


Individual results may vary. Darren was compensated for his time.

“It was the worst on my scalp. I’d have to grow my hair long to cover it. I never liked the way it looked."

"Now I can cut it short like I like it. That’s a big thing for me.”

Are psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis symptoms connected?

The same inflammation that causes skin plaques in people with psoriasis can produce joint pain, stiffness, and other symptoms that may be signs of psoriatic arthritis. Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis symptoms may not always occur together; however, they may be part of the same psoriatic condition affecting different parts of the body. 

*Limitations apply. Valid only for those with private insurance. Program provides up to $16,000 annually for the cost of COSENTYX and up to $150 per infusion (up to $1,950 annually) for the cost of administration. Co-pay support for infusion administration cost not available in Rhode Island or Massachusetts. Offer not valid under Medicare, Medicaid, or any other federal or state program. Novartis reserves the right to rescind, revoke, or amend this program without notice. See complete Terms & Conditions for details.