Q16. Can babies develop psoriasis?

A16. They can although this tends to be a rare occurrence.

Psoriasis appears as red, scaly patches of skin which are either dry and flaky or wet and sore. In severe cases, these patches of skin may crack and bleed. They usually appear on the scalp, elbows and knees.

This rash appears to develop due to excess production of skin cells which then cause a build up on the skin. This then leads to the characteristic red, scaly patches of skin which can be very itchy.

It is unusual for babies to develop psoriasis so speak to your GP if you think that your baby has this skin rash. Find out more in our psoriasis section.

FAQS Index : Guide to Baby Skin Rashes

FAQs Intro

  1. Why do babies develop skin rashes?
  2. What are the most common skin rashes in babies?
  3. What is cradle cap?
  4. What is baby acne?
  5. What is baby eczema?
  6. What is heat rash?
  7. What are hives?
  8. What is urticaria?
  9. What are milia?
  10. What is impetigo?
  11. What types of birthmarks do babies get?
  12. What causes chickenpox?
  1. What causes measles?
  2. Can babies get German measles (rubella)?
  3. What is ringworm?
  4. Can babies develop psoriasis?
  5. What is scabies?
  6. What is roseola?
  7. What are viral skin rashes?
  8. Does my baby have a wart?
  9. What is the treatment for baby skin rashes?
  10. Why is the MMR vaccine controversial?
  11. Can you prevent baby skin rashes?

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