Stress caused by psoriatic arthritis is not easy to refute. It occurs due to the interaction between pain, functional impotence, local deformation of joints, and tegumentary manifestations.
Sometimes, patients may feel so frustrated that isolated from others and avoid any contact, especially during exacerbations of lesions. Because the emotional impact of the disease can be very important, patients should not feel alone in this period.
Whatever the clinical appearance of tegumentary affections, psoriasis is not a communicable disease, the patient is not contagious and can not infect others. Psychological consequences of isolation are unfavorable, because the person gets to feel marginalized, even if it is one that has initiated and maintains this of withdrawal reaction within the social environment and collectivities in which they have activity.
Experts believe that among the most useful in counseling of patients are aid groups with the mixed component: physicians and patients, alike. In meetings of these groups, patients can share their experience, can advise each other because they best understand each other.
There are such groups for many chronic conditions and their results, in terms of moral support offered participants, are undeniable. Patients do not feel alone and isolated from a world that seems to not understand the disease.
Plaque psoriasis. This is the most common type. If your child has a pronounced lesion red covered in silvery white husks may, it have psoriasis. Plaques can occur anywhere, nonetheless very frequently occur in the elbows, knees, scalp and back.
Psoriasis gouty. This type of psoriasis is more common at children than at adults. It is not thick or scaly such as the plaques, in contrast appear as small lesions, punctiform, commonly on the trunk and limbs.
Are milder forms with only a few lesions, moderate forms in which 3-10% of the body is covered, and severe forms, in which more than 10% and sometimes the whole body is covered.
Psoriasis does not appear very frequently at children. Are greater possibilities that at this age have a seborrheic dermatitis or a rash, if occurs in the genital area.
Ringworm can produce reddening of the skin and the appearance of scales. Eczema can be difficult to differentiate from psoriasis. These are other possibilities, therefore consult your child's doctor for a diagnosis.
My child will always have psoriasis?
Psoriasis tends to be chronic and cyclic, sometime can have remission and also can recur. In other words, the disease is unpredictable, you can not know when a new outbreak will occur, how long or if is completely healed. With help from a dermatologist you can help your child pass more easily from these episodes.