World Psoriasis Day

Every year on the 29th of October, we come together and take time to recognize those who suffer from Psoriasis, as well as psoriatic arthritis. Below are ways in which you can join us in learning about psoriasis and ways we can observe World Psoriasis Day.  

What is Psoriasis? 

Psoriasis is a skin disease that speeds up the growth cycle of skin cells.  

 

What are causes of Psoriasis? And how is it treated? 

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease, meaning that part of the body’s own immune system becomes overactive and attacks normal tissues in the body. Treatment methods range from applying ointments and creams on effected areas to the use of ultraviolet light therapy to drugs like methotrexate. The treatment of psoriatic arthritis often involves the use of methotrexate.  

 

Tips for children with Psoriasis: 

  • Prevent infections by washing hands, maintaining personal hygiene, and staying away from people who are sick. Flare-ups often occur following illness.  
  • Manage stress through exercise. Kids can practice meditation and yoga too!  
  • Avoid certain medications, such as lithium. 
  • Maintain a healthy weight. Overweight individuals tend to have more psoriasis symptoms. 
  • Avoiding cold weather can help reduce the occurrences or severity of psoriasis outbreaks. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to observe World Psoriasis Day 

Educating one’s self and committing to avoid the risk factors of psoriasis is a great way to observe the day, as well as influence those around you to do the same. We can all also reach out to anyone with psoriasis and let them know we are thinking of them, share encouraging stories about people with psoriasis and how their experiences, and spread awareness via the many available communicative platforms available to us today.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sources: 

https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/psoriasis.html#:~:text=Treatments%20can%20include%3A,salicylic%20acid%20or%20coal%20tar 

https://nationaldaycalendar.com/world-psoriasis-day-october-29/ 

https://www.cdc.gov/psoriasis/index.htm#:~:text=Psoriasis%20causes%20patches%20of%20thick,psoriasis%20is%20called%20plaque%20psoriasis. 

Our Locations

We have multiple locations for your convenience. For more locations that may be close to you, please visit www.pediatricassociates.com/locations

Semoran Location

1651 N. Semoran Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32807
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MON & TUES 8:00am-6:45pm
WED-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SAT 8:00am-12:00 Noon
SUN Closed

Metrowest Location

1601 Park Center Dr., Ste 6B
Orlando, FL 32835
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MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SAT 8:00am-12:00 Noon
SUN Closed
 

Alafaya Location

1561 S. Alafaya Trail, Ste 400
Orlando, FL 32828
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MON 8:00am-6:45pm
TUES-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SAT 8:00am-12:00 Noon
SUN Closed

Sanford Location

1403 Medical Plaza Drive, Ste 104
Sanford, FL 32771
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MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SUN Closed
 

LOOP Location

3274 Greenwald Way N.
Kissimmee, FL 34741
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MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SAT 8:00am-12:00 Noon
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Kissimmee-Poinciana Location

1975 South John Young Pkwy, Ste 204
Kissimmee, FL 34741
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MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
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Oviedo Location

1884 W. CR-419, Ste 1000
Oviedo, FL 32765
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MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
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Winter Springs Location

501 W. SR 434
Winter Springs, FL 32708
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MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SUN Closed

Deltona Location

596 Courtland Blvd.
Deltona, FL 32738
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MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SAT 8:00am-12:00pm
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Winter Garden Location

1327 Winter Garden Vineland Rd., Suite 120
Winter Garden, FL 34787
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MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
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Dr. Phillips Location

7051 Dr. Phillips Blvd, Ste 7
Orlando, FL 32819
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MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
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Longwood Location

181 Sabal Palm Dr.
Longwood, FL 32779
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MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
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Lake Nona Location

10105 Clear Vista St., Ste B
Orlando, FL 32832
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MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
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Apopka Location

200 N. Park Ave., Ste A
Apopka, FL 32703
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MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SUN Closed

Lee Vista Location

6447 S. Chickasaw Trail
Orlando, FL 32829
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MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SUN Closed

Melbourne Location

199 S Wickham Rd
Melbourne, FL 32904
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MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SUN Closed

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