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What is the treatment for pediatric psoriasis?

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Your child's doctor is likely to recommend an antihistamine (a kind of drug used to treat allergies) to help with itching. Keeping skin moisturized is important, too. She may suggest a petroleum jelly to lock in moisture. Salicylic acid may also be an option for thick plaques, but you shouldn't use it on children under 6 years old.

From: Psoriasis in Kids (Pediatric Psoriasis) WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Psoriasis Treatments for Kids."

University of Chicago: "Psoriasis in Children."

The Psoriasis and Psoriatic Alliance: "Psoriasis Treatments," "Children with Psoriasis."

Kid's Health: "Psoriasis."

Medscape: "Pediatric Psoriasis."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on November 22, 2016

SOURCES:

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Psoriasis Treatments for Kids."

University of Chicago: "Psoriasis in Children."

The Psoriasis and Psoriatic Alliance: "Psoriasis Treatments," "Children with Psoriasis."

Kid's Health: "Psoriasis."

Medscape: "Pediatric Psoriasis."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on November 22, 2016

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