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What Is The Right Way And To Find And Treat Psoriasis In A Child?

My nephew who is 9 years old having some skin related problems. When consulted a doctor they diagnoised with some tests and then told that he is sufferring from Psoriasis. Some suggest we can have a micorbiological gene test. 1. What are all tests are suggested for psoriasis to find out whether it is hereditary or not. 2. How best can this be approached for treatment.
Tue, 30 Jun 2015
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Hi, If I were your treating Doctor for this case of Psoriasis, I would come up with three possibilities, these include:
1.Topical creams, lotions, and ointments applied directly to affected areas. These include moisturizers, corticosteroids(betamethasone) and vitamin D creams, and shampoos made with salicylic acid or coal tar.
2.Light therapy (phototherapy) uses ultraviolet light to treat the psoriasis symptoms. I usually recommend brief daily exposure to the sun,visiting of sea beach, but too much sunlight can make psoriasis worse. In severe cases you can try laser therapy.
3.Oral or injected medications are used to treat severe psoriasis or psoriasis that resists other treatments. They include pills, shots, and medicines given intravenously (Calcium gluconate and others).
I suggest you to consult a dermatologist. Psoriasis is not genetic disease.
Hope this answers your question. If you have additional questions or follow up questions then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your questions.

Wishing your nephew good health.
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What Is The Right Way And To Find And Treat Psoriasis In A Child?

Hi, If I were your treating Doctor for this case of Psoriasis, I would come up with three possibilities, these include: 1.Topical creams, lotions, and ointments applied directly to affected areas. These include moisturizers, corticosteroids(betamethasone) and vitamin D creams, and shampoos made with salicylic acid or coal tar. 2.Light therapy (phototherapy) uses ultraviolet light to treat the psoriasis symptoms. I usually recommend brief daily exposure to the sun,visiting of sea beach, but too much sunlight can make psoriasis worse. In severe cases you can try laser therapy. 3.Oral or injected medications are used to treat severe psoriasis or psoriasis that resists other treatments. They include pills, shots, and medicines given intravenously (Calcium gluconate and others). I suggest you to consult a dermatologist. Psoriasis is not genetic disease. Hope this answers your question. If you have additional questions or follow up questions then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your questions. Wishing your nephew good health.