- by Dr Chaithanya Ks
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- Apr 20 2018
Eczema or Psoriasis, Know the Difference
Sometimes there are days where you have to stop and pause what you are doing because you have an itch that just won't go away. Why does this happen? What is it? Let’s find out.
There are multiple reasons behind it, but Psoriasis or Eczema is the most common one. These skin problems are often mistaken with one another because of their very similar symptoms. Therefore, let your doctor make the final call.
Eczema or contact dermatitis or allergic dermatitis is a chronic or acute skin condition which is prevalent in the autumn season and often worsens at nights.
- Roughened of the skin surface.
- Cracked skin surface.
- Blisters on the skin.
- Patchy dry skin accompanied by intense itching.
- Skin inflammation.
1.Apple Cider Vinegar
Bath or drink ACV mixed with honey. The beta-carotene in it destroys free radicals and promotes the regeneration of skin cells damaged by eczema.
The polyphenols in it inhibit the growth of S. epidermidis, species of microorganisms that have been linked to eczema.
This is a chronic inflammatory skin condition commonly affecting the knees, ankles, elbows, scalp, lower back, and buttocks. Psoriasis is characterized by thick scaly skin patches where the scales stick to crystalline swellings and may bleed if scraped off.
- Small scaly red patches on the skin.
- Thickened scaly areas on skin but absence of pus or sebum.
- Unlike eczema, it does not itch.
Also known as dead sea salt. Infuse it into your bathtub and soak yourself in it for around 15 minutes.
Use fresh aloe gel to cut down on the scaly appearance and redness.
Differences between Eczema and Psoriasis
Psoriasis causes well-defined, thick, red, scaly patches. The patches cover the red underlying skin. The scaly patch formations are nothing but the rapidly growing cells that come to the surface before they are fully mature.
Eczema is an immunodeficiency disease characterized by acute flare with inflamed, red, sometimes blistered and weepy patches.
Psoriasis commonly affects areas like elbows, ankles, knees, buttocks, and scalps. Eczema affects areas like face, back of the knees, chest, stomach, wrists, hands, or feet.
People having psoriasis tend to have mild itching whereas, in eczema, the itching can be intense.
Psoriasis patches do not contain pus or sebum whereas in eczema blistered and weepy patches are normal.
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