Symptoms and signs of psoriasis in adults
At different stages of psoriasis, symptoms appear with different intensities. Red spots form on the skin due to inflammation and increased formation of scales that constantly flake off. In these places, small pustules and rashes can occur. The plaques are located mainly on the scalp, elbow and knee joints, in the lower back, and in places of skin folds. During periods of exacerbation, psoriasis manifests symptoms more strongly, introducing psychological and physical discomfort. The following symptoms are characteristic:
burning and severe itching;
feeling of skin tightness and cracks;
swollen and painful joints;
peeling and crumbling of nails;
inflammation of the gums in the mouth.
Psoriasis in children
It is a chronic non-infectious skin disease with a genetic predisposition. The development of the disease can be triggered by environmental factors (for example, the change of season, skin irritation from clothing, infections, emotional stress and the use of certain medications).
The clinical manifestations of psoriasis in children are about the same as in adults. However, in children, psoriasis often takes on an atypical form, which makes it difficult to diagnose. Some childhood dermatoses with lesions are localized to the buttocks, elbows and scalp and can be very similar to psoriasis. In 15% of cases, psoriasis begins in childhood and in 30% of cases before the age of 20. In children, treatment of psoriasis should be started as early as possible and strictly adhered to the doctor's recommendations for treatment and skin care.
A healthy lifestyle is very important to help reduce the negative impact of external factors on the immune system. Plaques cause great inconvenience, embarrassment in children and lead to severe psychological consequences. Taunting by other children further complicates the situation. If your child has psoriasis, do whatever you can to eliminate the skin symptoms of the disease. It is also necessary to learn how to properly treat and care for the affected skin.