The Difference Between Psoriasis and Eczema in Children

Psoriasis and eczema are two common chronic skin conditions that affect children. Though more children develop eczema more often, approximately 1% of all children have psoriasis. The lines that tell the difference between them can be blurry, considering both skin conditions have similar symptoms. The good news is, there are ways to tell them apart. …

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Epidermolysis Bullosa: A Rare Genetic Disease

Remember when you were a kid, and you were told not to touch a butterfly’s wings? If we did, it was believed they would never fly again due to the fragility of their wings. Children with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) are often called “butterfly children” because they have extremely fragile skin. There are different classifications of …

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Pediatric Psoriasis: Symptoms to Look For

The skin is a barrier that protects, warms, and cools our bodies. When there is an issue with the skin, like psoriasis, those functions are compromised, leading to overwhelming physical and emotional effects. It is estimated that eight million people in the U.S. have psoriasis. Each year, around 20,000 children under the age of ten …

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Your Kids and Hand-washing: What you need to know

What is that? You notice something is different about your child’s skin. It could be a rash, allergic reaction, or it could be something quite different. Children are prone to different skin problems as a result of their environment at school and their lower immunity. Common skin problems can include hives, allergic reactions, warts, ringworm, …

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