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Although often similar in appearance, eczema and psoriasis are two very different types of dermatitis that affect a great number of the world’s population today. Both eczema and psoriasis are characterized by distinct skin rashes, but differ in overall severity.
Eczema is an extremely broad term that applies to a variety of skin rashes and irritations, of which symptoms include: redness, itching and dryness, flaking, blistering, cracking, oozing or bleeding.
There are four main types of eczema:
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A diagnosis of eczema is usually based on an evaluation of family history, dietary and lifestyle habits, allergies, the use of prescribed drugs and exposure to irritating chemicals and materials. Treatments include intensive moisturizers (emollients or aqueous), the elimination of dusts or allergens, anti-itch products, corticosteroids and or, immunomodulators.
Psoriasis is an immune-mediated, genetic disease that manifests on the skin, and/or joints and varies from person to person. Scientists believe that psoriasis triggers the immune system to speed up the production of skin cells at a rate too fast to shed. The skin then builds up and scales, forming lesions on the upper epidermis. Because psoriasis is not the same for any two people, a diagnosis is based entirely upon the physician’s examination of the condition. NeoStrata PSORENT Psoriasis Topical Solution was made to help control the recurring symptoms and to relieve the painful symptoms that come with psoriasis.
There are five main types of psoriasis
Triggers for psoriasis include emotional stress, skin injury, infections and an adverse reaction to drugs. Treatments must be individualized because cases are so different, and flare-ups are common. Scientists are, however, close to discovering the exact genetic properties that cause psoriasis. Some treatments include topical creams, phototherapy, photochemotherapy, systemic treatment, and even homeopathic remedies such as oatmeal baths.
Neither eczema, nor psoriasis have a cure yet, but treatments have been proven to minimize the frequency and severity of flare-ups of both diseases.
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