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My 8 year old daughter has psoriasis!

By Anonymous September 9, 2017 - 8:35pm
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At the age of 6 she was diagnosed with excema due to a scaly rash on her ear. A year later I brought her back to a specialist because she had the same rash on both elbows and knees bilaterally. That was somewhat cleared up with different prescription topical lotions. It has now spread to her ankles. From the research I have done these creams are not safe for young children. I am lost...what should I do? From the internet advertisements they tell me the creams just mask the psoriasis problem. It's a temporary fix. Is there anything I can do to stop it from spreading as she gets older?

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Hello. Thank you for writing.

Psoriasis is thought to be an immune system problem. Triggers include infections, stress, and cold.
The most common symptom is a rash on the skin, but sometimes the rash involves the nails or joints.
Treatments aim is to remove scales and stop skin cells from growing so quickly.
The best thing to do is work with your granddaughter's dermatologist on treatment options. Topical ointments, light therapy, and medicines can offer relief.


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