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is definitely a chronic and a frustrating disease .There are various treatments available ,but it is important to understand that we should try to suppress the lesions with these and then try to maintain it further. Over the years one might need something or the other to maintain it.Initially you might require aggressive therapy.
At this age we should try to relieve his major symptoms ,like itching ,redness etc.If we plan for mild medicines ,he can take it for long with no side effects esp anti histaminics and topical steroids to reduce his itching sensation.
Various options are as follows:
1) oral methotrexate
,cyclosporin ,acetretin etc.(just for information ,I may not prefer at his age)
2) topical steroids , tazarotene
, vitamin D3
derivatives, tacrolimus,tar ,antralin etc.
- PUVA ,NB-UVB(latest)
4) Biologics (injectable-latest).
The result of combination of all this is excellent.The most important thing at this age would be ample use of moisturizers and oral anti histaminics like cetrizine
Apart from this one should understand that there are certain aggravating factors also which one remember. For example ,anti hypertensive medicines ,ibuprofen
,anti psychotic medicines can aggravate psoriasis.
Since I am not aware of what all treatmnmet you have taken and with what results ,i may not be able to guide you specifically.For details you can visit my website www.skinhairclinic.com.
I hope I've answered your query ,if you have any further questions you can write back to us.