Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Helping Your Child Cope With Psoriasis

Atlanta GA Dermatologists near Buckhead

Psoriasis is a challenging skin condition for anyone who suffers. However, for children, this skin disorder can be especially difficult to manage. Psoriasis is known for triggering itchy patches of red or scaly skin. Although not contagious or harmful, the skin inflammation and irritation can be quite unbearable to endure. Like many rashes, itching the affected area of skin can cause even more inflammation and discomfort. While adults typically carry the willpower and restraint to leave the rash alone, kids typically react more impulsively by scratching the area, making their psoriasis an even bigger frustration. Some children may find it difficult to concentrate in school due to their psoriasis breakouts.

If you have a child that suffers from psoriasis, here are some tips to help them deal with their skin condition:

Work with a Dermatologist

First and foremost, you should speak with a professional skin care expert or dermatologist. Psoriasis is easily mistaken for other skin conditions and needs to be accurately treated. A dermatologist can offer a customized treatment plan that includes several different approaches based on your child’s unique needs and concerns.

Know the Home Remedies

While you should always use any prescription ointment or medicine that your dermatologist prescribes, there are a few home remedies for psoriasis flare-ups that may work to soothe your child’s discomfort. For example, natural oils in your child’s bathwater can reduce inflammation and moisturize the skin. It is best to avoid letting your child’s skin get too dry.

Consider Light therapy

If your child’s psoriasis is severe, ask your dermatologist about the use of light therapy. Brief time periods under natural sun may help in some cases, but artificial UV light treatments can also provide benefit for severe psoriasis.

Healthy Food Choices

What your child eats affects their entire body, including their skin. Ensuring your child’s plate is full of nutritious fruits and vegetables is an excellent way to promote healthier skin. In addition, maintaining ideal body weight is known to reduce the risk for inverse psoriasis.

Emotional Support

If you’ve watched your child suffer from psoriasis, you know the impact it can have on their mental and emotional health. It is not uncommon for pediatric sufferers to experience low self-esteem and feel isolated from their peers due to their skin condition. It is important to provide emotional support for them and even consider counseling, as this may be a skin condition that they battle their entire life.

Are you concerned that your child may have psoriasis? Is your child struggling to cope with the skin condition? Please reach out to the experts of Olansky Dermatology Associates. We treat children of all ages with the latest and most proven treatments for psoriasis.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Jodi E. Ganz, Olansky Dermatology Associates
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Olansky Dermatology Associates – Atlanta Dermatologist
3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 355-5484
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Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

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Olansky Dermatology Associates

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Jenny S.

The doctors and PA’s are great and very knowledgeable. I never have to wait to long and the office staff is always very nice. I also take my son there and they are great with him as well. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology.

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I was actually running a bit late, but they were very friendly and knowledgeable about what was going on with my skin. And also very timely.I will definitely stick with them!

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Very professional and pleasant staff. When I arrived at my appointment this afternoon I was informed that my doctor called out sick and they tried calling to let me know but I just recently changed my number so they were unable to reach me. The receptionist was so sweet and helpful. Instead of leaving and making a new appointment they fit me in without an issue and without any waiting.

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Dr. Ilyas was highly recommended to me so I decided to change dermatologists. I am so glad as I am pleased with his expertise and his highly professional manner. I am also delighted with Emily Raville, Aesthetician. She does a wonderful job and I am recommending her to my friends as well. I am completely satisfied – can’t get any better than that!

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I have been going to Olansky Dematology for many years now, whether for a specific problem, or just for a really great deep facial, and I wouldn’t consider going anywhere else. Every single staff member is knowledgeable and professional. The customer service I receive every visit leaves a positive and lasting impression. I always feel comfortable and at ease while I am there. Great staff!

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