Psoriasis at children
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.