If Your Child Has Psoriasis
If your child has Psoriasis, there is something most parents have to know about. In this article I am going to share with you a few actions that you can take to reduce the rash in order to reduce the discomfort to the maximum.
Did you know that if one parent suffers from Psoriasis that there is a 15% chance that a child will develop the condition. If both parents have Psoriasis this percentage will increase to as much as 75%. Interestingly, if your child has Psoriasis and neither parent has it, there will be a 20% chance that a brother or sister will also contract Psoriasis, because the condition, as we know, skips generations but somewhere there will be a familial link to a relative through either or both parents.
Parents are supposed to safeguard their offspring from hazards and keep them germ-free so they live a full and happy life. It can be hard to see your kid suffer with Psoriasis. No-one can really comprehend the uncontrollable need to scratch off the flaky skin.
If your child has Psoriasis
Youngsters lack the self-control grown ups have, so it can be more difficult to keep them from scratching off at their injuries. Children are more prone to have plaque Psoriasis which affects the knees, elbows, and lower back. Psoriasis of the scalp can also be common but can be erroneously taken for a bad case of dandruff.
Guttate Psoriasis is often seen in children and teenagers. This type of Psoriasis often appears during or soon after a sore throat, especially a throat infection. It may require several weeks or even months for this sort of Psoriasis to clear up, but once it has cleared up it won’t normally turn up again.
Psoriasis is primarily genetic but it can be sparked by some other causes. No one exactly knows with certainty what the main reason is and anyone is vulnerable. Triggers can involve a bruise to the skin, like a scratch or burn, and in many cases puberty.
The best therapy if your child has Psoriasis is moisturizers…
Lotion up your child often; the less they itch the less they will want to scratch. Educate them about the dangers of picking at their injuries or attempting to detach the scaly skin. The better informed the kids are about their situation the more it will delay the outbreaks and will recover faster when they show up. Give your child a bottle of lotion to carry with them for when they do start to itch or are eager to pick at their skin.
There are many prescription therapies and lotions that are suitable for children to apply. A child’s physician will be able to prescribe the right medicine and the correct dosage.
It exists also several of home remedies that are okay for children. If your child has Psoriasis, simply add some olive, vegetable, or mineral oil, to their evening bath. Make sure to pat them dry afterwards and lotion the entire body to retain the moisture.
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Great elements you bring. Lately I felt on a few articles and YouTube videos that were talking that the cause of psoriasis can be because a gut linking syndrome. That gut linking syndrome would then affect our immune system through our blood vessels which intern cause the apparition of psoriasis plaques. And the main remedy of that was in our diet. What is your opinion on that?
Thanks for your comment Guy, and for sharing what you have learned from other sources. Psoriasis can be triggered by so many causes and anything that affects our immune system can provoke plaque Psoriasis, therefore the best way to prevent an attack is be to build up a strong immune system. So what you have read and viewed Guy is quite right.
Thanks very much for your input and I wish you a very healthy life ahead.
My husband has Psoriasis and I know how hard it can be… I have a question: is Olive oil suitable to use as lotion for the spots that need to be moisturised? It just hit me when I read about putting oil in the bath, but it might not be the same thing… I thought it might be cheaper and more healthy to use olive oil? My husband uses a lot of medical lotions with cortison, not sure it’s healthy at all.
Thanks for visiting my website and for your questions. Applying pure olive oil on the Psoriasis spots is not a good solution, it is best to pour a few table spoons in the bath. Of course making use of lotions and creams with cortisone works better but it is not advisable to use them for the long term, although doctors will prescribe them with no limitation, because there are no other known definite cures for Psoriasis, plus they have the many side effects that could even be dangerous as they are known to damage the skin, like thinning the skin for example, and the cortisone entering the blood vessels, etc.
Your husband would be much better off following one of the natural programs that I have reviewed: which are totally safe.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Best wishes for a very healthy life.
Great Photos with great information. Very professional.
Thanks for your comment Bijan. I have just seen your very interesting website too. Do you know of anyone with psoriasis, friends or family members, or perhaps yourself? I see that you have visited my article entitled “If Your Child Has Psoriasis“, is it your child who is experiencing this skin problem?
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at any time.