Pediatric Psoriasis Treatment by Dermatologist at 212SKIN with Dr. Avshalumova

Pediatric Psoriasis Treatment by Dermatologist at 212SKIN with Dr. Avshalumova

Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects children of all ages, and can be especially challenging to manage in young patients. At 212SKIN, our board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Avshalumova, specializes in providing expert pediatric psoriasis treatment that is tailored to meet each child’s individual needs. We understand the unique challenges that come with treating psoriasis in children and are dedicated to delivering comprehensive care to help your child achieve healthy, clear skin.

What is Pediatric Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition that causes skin cells to multiply too quickly, resulting in thick, scaly patches on the skin’s surface. While the exact cause of psoriasis is unknown, it is believed to be related to an immune system dysfunction that triggers inflammation in the body. In children, psoriasis can be particularly distressing and may affect their quality of life, causing them to feel embarrassed or self-conscious about their appearance.

Signs and Symptoms of Pediatric Psoriasis

Psoriasis can appear in a variety of forms and can affect any part of the body, including the scalp, face, hands, feet, and nails. Common signs and symptoms of pediatric psoriasis include:

  • Red, scaly patches on the skin
  • Dry, cracked skin that may bleed
  • Itching or burning sensations
  • Small scaling spots (commonly seen in children)
  • Nail changes, including pitting and thickening

Pediatric Psoriasis Treatment Options

At 212SKIN, our dermatologist will evaluate your child’s condition and recommend a personalized treatment plan to manage their psoriasis symptoms. Treatment options may include:

  • Topical creams or ointments to reduce inflammation and skin cell growth
  • Oral medications to manage severe symptoms
  • Light therapy (phototherapy) to reduce inflammation and promote healing
  • Lifestyle changes, such as avoiding triggers like stress and skin injuries

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