Why you should see a dermatologist if your child has psoriasis? Psoriasis causes well-defined itchy red and scaly patches, especially in the crook of elbows and knees. You can also find psoriasis on a child’s face, buttocks, or scalp. Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference between psoriasis and eczema, but our board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Dean Goodless can differentiate between the two skin conditions and set up a treatment plan.
When you have a chronic skin condition like eczema or psoriasis, it is important to get a proper diagnosis so you or your child can get the right treatment. Otherwise you are wasting time and money plus putting yourself and your child through all the unnecessary discomfort. It is a difficult proposition to know which condition you have. Eczema vs psoriasis? How to tell them apart.
If you already have psoriasis, you are likely to develop scalp psoriasis. Approximately 50% of those patients will have at least one flare up of scalp psoriasis. It is quite common, but it’s important to know it is not contagious. Let’s learn more from a dermatologist’s scalp psoriasis guide.
There are several TV ads claiming relief from psoriasis including those with celebrities. Do you think you could have psoriasis with your dry skin? Do you have thick itchy patches of skin? Yes, these can be symptoms of psoriasis, but how do you know if you have psoriasis?
If you have ever pondered the query of the chicken and egg and which came first, this might help you understand the link between psoriasis and stress. It has to do with a vicious cycle that once started is hard to correct. How does stress affect psoriasis? Let’s find out.
Psoriasis seems to most commonly strike those under the age of 35, and it affects 100 million worldwide including 7.6 million Americans. It is a chronic condition affecting our skin’s surface, but psoriasis is more than just dry skin.