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Childhood Psoriasis Treatment

Psoriasis, a chronic skin condition that affects people of all ages, can be particularly challenging when it occurs in children. At MJR Dermatology in Lawrenceville, we specialize in pediatric psoriasis treatment, providing comprehensive care tailored to the unique needs of our young patients. Our goal is to manage symptoms effectively, reduce discomfort, and improve the overall quality of life for children living with psoriasis.

Psoriasis in children manifests as red, scaly patches on the skin, often accompanied by itching and discomfort. It can appear on any part of the body, including the scalp, knees, and elbows. Unlike adult psoriasis, childhood psoriasis can significantly impact a child’s emotional well-being and self-esteem, making compassionate and effective treatment crucial.

Pediatric Psoriasis Diagnosis

Diagnosing psoriasis in children involves a thorough evaluation of the skin and a review of the child’s and family’s medical history. Psoriasis can sometimes be mistaken for other skin conditions like eczema, making accurate diagnosis essential for effective treatment.

During the diagnosis process, our dermatologists may perform a physical examination and, if necessary, a biopsy to confirm psoriasis. We also assess the severity and impact of the condition on the child’s life, which is crucial for creating an individualized treatment plan.

Childhood Psoriasis Treatment

Treating psoriasis in children requires a delicate balance to manage symptoms while being mindful of the child’s developing body. Treatment options at MJR Dermatology include:

  1. Topical Treatments: These are often the first line of defense and may include corticosteroids, vitamin D analogues, or topical retinoids. These medications help to reduce inflammation and slow down skin cell growth.
  2. Phototherapy: This treatment involves exposing the skin to ultraviolet light under medical supervision. It’s effective for moderate to severe cases of psoriasis and is carefully monitored to suit each child’s needs.
  3. Systemic Medications: For more severe cases of psoriasis, or when topical treatments and phototherapy are not effective, systemic treatments might be recommended. These include oral or injectable medications that work throughout the body.
  4. Biologics: These are a newer class of drugs that target specific parts of the immune system to treat psoriasis. Biologics are generally reserved for severe cases or when other treatments have failed.

Supportive Care and Lifestyle Modifications

In addition to medical treatments, we focus on lifestyle and dietary modifications that can help manage psoriasis symptoms. Stress reduction techniques, a healthy diet, and regular moisturizing can significantly improve skin health. We also provide guidance on skincare routines that are gentle and effective for sensitive skin.

Emotional and Psychological Support

Living with psoriasis can be challenging for children, affecting their self-esteem and social interactions. At MJR Dermatology, we understand the importance of emotional and psychological support. We work closely with families to provide resources and strategies to help children cope with the condition.

Committed to Pediatric Psoriasis Care in North Atlanta

Our team at MJR Dermatology is committed to providing the highest standard of care for children with psoriasis. We understand the complexities of treating this skin condition in pediatric patients and are dedicated to offering the most advanced and suitable treatments available.

Schedule a Consultation for Pediatric Psoriasis

If your child is showing signs of psoriasis or struggling with managing the condition, contact MJR Dermatology in Lawrenceville, GA. We are here to offer expert care, support, and guidance for effective management of pediatric psoriasis. Schedule a consultation today to explore the best treatment options for your child.

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Matthew J. Reschly, M.D., PC


2000 Riverside Pkwy, Suite 100
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Located on the lower Courtyard Level

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