Heather - posted on 12/20/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )
I just found out today that my three year old daughter has psoriasis. Her dad has it, so I know how she got obviously. He has very bad plaques and I've watched him struggle to manage it for years. I'm hoping to do my best to keep it at a controlled level for my little girl. The only good news we have gotten is that hopefully she will grow out of it.
We've been given a low dose (.025%) steroid cream for the spots she has and outbreaks, but I don't want her to have steroids in her system all them time. Other than that, we've been told to give her showers every other day, to use Aveeno lotion and Extra Virgin Oilive Oil to keep her skin moist. Also to get her out in the sunlight whenever possible. We live in Michigan, so for about 7 -8 months of the year it's too cold to have her running around in a swimsuit to get the UV rays and tanning booths are too harsh, I think, plus she's way to young for them at this point anyway.
Is anyone else out there who has experience dealing with this that has any suggestions?
Also she has taken swimming lessons in the winter every year, but I'm afraid the chlorine in the water will just irritate her skin now. So I'm worried that she won't be able to have them anymore.
Any advice on that front?
Has anyone else had a toddler with this skin condition?
Thanks so much.