Mistakes made during self-treatment are common because not everyone has a medical education. We trust the internet, neighbors, and relatives, or we find “reliable” information from other sources. This attitude can damage our health and aggravate the disease. The article will help you understand the differences between eczema and psoriasis.
Often, dermatological diseases have similar symptoms which makes it difficult to accurately determine the diagnosis. As a rule, eczema and psoriasis are characterized by the following symptoms:
It is easy to confuse the two diseases. We do not recommend self-diagnosing. It should be done only by a specialist. This article has only educational purposes.
It is necessary to consult a doctor to avoid mistakes and serious complications. Only the doctor can determine an accurate diagnosis and prescribe an effective treatment.
However, under certain circumstances, it is impossible to contact a doctor immediately. There are some symptoms that will help understand the origin of rashes and what caused it.
|Origin of the disease||reaction to a specific trigger or allergen||chronic autoimmune disease|
|Gender||mainly in women||both men and women||Age||children and adults||young and senior age|
|Rash area||upper and lower limbs, face||body, head, upper and lower extremities, genitals, etc|
|Character of rashes||
|Dermographism||pink intensive||pink moderate|
|Nail plate changes||symptom of a “thimble”||
|Joint pain syndrome||minor||strong|
Eczema and psoriasis are dermatological diseases with chronic courses requiring a specialist. Choosing the wrong therapy can lead to complications and worsen the health condition.
Treatment of psoriasis includes:
When treating eczema:
Drugs and treatment methods should be prescribed only by a doctor, according to the diagnosis, including all personal conditions of the patient.
Psoriasis and eczema are accompanied by skin changes, so it is necessary to follow recommendations in order to avoid aggravations.
|It is necessary to moisturize the skin, since dryness leads to the formation of cracks and other complications.||It is necessary to carefully watch the skin hygiene and handle the bursting vesicles, exclude the drying of the skin.|
|Do not use scouring pads, cosmetic products, leading to excessive dryness of the skin.||Do not use sponges or loofah during the aggravation period. Avoid saunas, baths, etc.|
|It is forbidden to tear off the formed plaques, remove it gently in case of severe flaking.||You can not rip off the crust, if this happens, you need to process the wounds to avoid infection.|
|Balanced nutrition, water consumption at least 2 liters per day for an adult.||Properly balanced diet, eliminate the allergic food component, which triggers the development of eczema (citrus, chocolate, coffee, etc.).|
|Using UVB lamp||Using UVB lamp|
|Spa treatment||Spa treatment|
In conclusion, remember that only a specialist can determine the correct diagnosis and prescribe the treatment. Self-treatment not only doesn’t help, but also negatively affects the condition, delaying the period of remission.