Having psoriasis while at school, college or university can pose unique challenges at times. For example, some people have said that their symptoms make it difficult to concentrate and actively take part in their classes. The look and smell of certain treatments can also make some people feel self-conscious.
If you or your child have mild psoriasis, you may not want to disclose the condition to a tutor or teacher – however, some people with psoriasis find it helpful, so they can access support if needed. Tutors can be understanding, and they are there to enable and support learning. You also have the right to ask them not to share details of your condition, or your child’s condition, with others.
By being informed on what aspects of school, college or university are a problem and how you or your child can be supported, you will be able to reduce the impact the condition can have.
There are a number of ways educational institutions can help you or your child with psoriasis: