National Psoriasis Foundation


Parents and Youth

Yours is a child first and a child with psoriasis second.

Although psoriasis is most frequently diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 25, it can appear at any time and affects children of all ages, including infants.

In addition to the physical impact of the disease, psoriasis can affect children socially and emotionally as well. If you're a parent of a child with psoriasis, learn all you can about the disease and how to manage its symptoms. Work together with your child to develop a treatment plan that he or she can follow. Then, once you're ready, get involved and help us find a cure for psoriasis.

About Psoriasis in ChildrenAbout Psoriasis in Children

Psoriasis is a genetic skin disease associated with the immune system. Ordinarily, people have their first outbreak between the ages of 15 and 35, but it can appear at any age. Approximately one-third of those who get psoriasis are under 20 years old when the disease first surfaces. Read more about psoriasis in children »

Information for parents of children with psoriasisInformation for Parents

Being a parent is a demanding job. Once your child is diagnosed with psoriasis, the job can get even more complicated. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to help you and your child cope with psoriasis. Learn more about childhood psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis »

Information for teens with psoriasisFor Teens

When you develop psoriasis, it can affect more than your physical being. Very likely, it affects your emotional well-being as well. That's why it is important to learn as much as possible about psoriasis »

National Psoriasis Foundation Our Mission: To drive efforts to cure psoriatic disease and improve the lives of those affected.