I have been fighting psoriasis-only on the soles of my feet for 1 1/2 yrs. Now around ankles/sides of feet. Some days it is EXTREMELY difficult to walk, due to swelling, thickened skin due to excessive scaling, itching that nearly drives me out of my mind. Drs. sometimes don't even know what to do w/ psoriasis patients, because there is no cure, & most of the meds are trial & error.Plus, most people still think of psoriasis as skin disease - & its actually an immune disorder. Find a good dermatologist. If you can't do that, see your primary care dr. asap. One thing I will swear by is a little-known cream called Zonalon.Ask for it asap! I have found that alot of drs have never heard of it. 1st prescribed for me 5 yrs ago when I had severe secondary reaction to poison oak. It is 5 % Doxepin in a white, vanishing cream that does NOT burn like some of the creams to treat the disease. It is for itching only! But if we can control some of the itching, we can have less inflammation and less associated stress/depression. Also, less drowsiness than pills.If you have a usual time when itching is worse, apply 1/2 hr before-like mine is worse in evening. Do not use scented types of lotions, etc on the affected areas. Try regular vaseline. You will be able to remove some scaliness.Go to National Psoriasis Foundation website. They even have a special section for kids/teens w/ psoriasis. GREAT support! They will send u all kinds of free info. Good luck - maybe 1 day, they'll find a cure.