Psoriasis in children

A simple sting of insect, an infection, a childhood illness, or stress are factors that can trigger psoriasis if a genetic predisposition exists. Here's what you need to know about psoriasis in children.

Psoriasis is a disease that rarely occurs in children, and the young respond better to treatment than adults. Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects less than 5 percent of the world's population and occurs between the ages of 15 and 35 years. And children under 15 can develop psoriasis, but these are rare cases. The disease is manifested by the appearance of the body of red, prominent and well-defined red plaques, which are covered by thick, white-pearly scuffles. They can be easily detached. These lesions can appear anywhere on the body, but most often affect the scalp, knee, elbow, and torso area. Recent research has established that psoriasis is genetically determined, and among the factorsthat can trigger the disease are:

  • Obesity
  • Stress
  • Physical trauma (even minor ones such as bite an insect)
  • Puberty
  • Various infections such as beta-hemolytic streptococci.
  • Also, some antibiotics can cause exacerbation of psoriasis.
  • There have also been cases of young children in whom psoriasis has been triggered by certain infectious diseases of childhood, such as varicella.

Psoriasis in children is not cured but requires medical treatment, specialized care, and monitoring. Therefore, in emergencies, if you are not financially prepared for paying for all that you can apply for same day loans from one of our partner services. Physicians do not prescribe a diet specifically for patients with psoriasis. But those who suffer from this disease claim that introducing certain foods into the daily menu,  or avoiding others,  can make a difference. Thus, their recommendations refer to the consumption of many vegetables as rich in vitamin A and the vitamin B complex (carrots, sweet potatoes, green lettuce, green peas, etc.) and many types of nuts, grains, and whole grains, due to the high magnesium content. Magnesium has a role in preventing allergies and improving skin health.

Published
Friday, April 15, 2016

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