Most people with plaque psoriasis will be able to physically care for themselves. Be mindful that they may need to take soaking baths every day and will require the use of skin creams and moisturizers. This disease, however, can take a psychological toll. Someone with this disorder may be self-conscious about their appearance, particularly if the plaque psoriasis covers a large portion of their body or is on visible body parts like the face and hands. They may fear social rejection because of their appearance. Therapy and counseling may be helpful.
Christopher D. Ewanowski, MD
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What could cause pimples and rash on my bottom and private area?
Evelyn Minaya, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology, answered
Pimples and rashes on the bottom and in the private area can be caused by the same or different things. For example, the most common causes for rashes in the private areas is yeast. Yeast can affect the skin and it can not only lead to a rash but also to inflamed and uncomfortable rash. Yeast can come from different sources such as too much sugar and carbohydrates in the diet or sometimes because of sweating.Sweating can also lead to pimples on the skin in this area. Habits like not changing after working out and washing after being in a pool can lead to clogged pores just like it does in the face. You should never try to "pop" pimples because they can get secondarily infected.
"Pimples " or rashes can also occur due to dermititis. Dermititis is a conditon of the skin when the skin gets inflamed due to environmental causes. For example, a new detergent can cause inflammation of the skin.
When in doubt, check it out with your doctor.
Does vitiligo affect children differently than adults?
Vitiligo can affect both adults and childern, but the skin treatments for vitiligo may not be appropriate for both adults and children. Corticosteroids can be used to help the skin become repigmented, but the strength of this medication needs to be lowered for children. Oral PUVA treatment is not recommended for children under age ten because they run a greater risk of developing cataracts with this treatment. It is especially important for caregivers of children who are undergoing certain treatments to make sure that children wear sunscreen, sunglasses, and protective clothing, and stay out of the sun during peak hours. Shortly after skin treatments, all people with vitiligo should be careful about sun exposure, as the skin may be especially sensitive and caratacts may develop in the eyes.
Children with lighter skin patches may be teased at school. They may also feel shy or embarrassed about their appearance. School staff, parents, guardians, and others in the community may be able to provide resources and assistance to help the child deal with his or her feelings about having vitiligo.
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