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I got psoriasis & eczema, how do I treat it?

I got psoriasis & eczema, how do I treat it?

See below: There are a variety medications used some which can treat both, but you will need to see a dermatologist in order to have these prescribed. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more


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What are the differences between psoriasis, eczema, and seborrheic folliculitis?

What are the differences between psoriasis, eczema, and seborrheic folliculitis?

Skin conditions: Really should check out the american academy of dermatology for in-depth description. Briefly, psoriasis tends to be an autoimmune disease. Eczema tends to be an allergic disease. Seborrheic dermatitis is thought to be due to a combination of an over production of skin oil and irritation from a yeast called malassezia. ...Read more

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No rash. No hives. Itch so deep in hands and feet. Only at night. Extreme heat and extreme cold relieves it. no psoriasis eczema or allergy. Help me?

No rash. No hives. Itch so deep in hands and feet. Only at night. Extreme heat and extreme cold relieves it. no psoriasis eczema or allergy. Help me?

See doctor: Itching is a more complex issue than just something caused by histamine release. Nonetheless it does not hurt to try an antihistamine up to 4 x daily (higher than usual) to see if it helps. If not,you will need to consult a dermatologist or allergist . There are many approaches to find out and treat an itchy disorder which something we allergists see regularly. ...Read more

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35 y.O. Female, I have rf of 97 and high esr, constant extreme fatigue, pain in joints, psoriasis/eczema on hands and scalp. What could this mean?

35 y.O. Female, I have rf of 97 and high esr, constant extreme fatigue, pain in joints, psoriasis/eczema on hands and scalp. What could this mean?

Autoimmune disease: Sounds like you have an autoimmune disease. Have you been officially diagnosed with psoriasis through biopsy? If not, then this is a must. If so, then this might be a psoriatic arthritis that needs a rheumatologist to help. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have psoriasis and eczema both?

Is it possible to have psoriasis and eczema both?

Not commonly: Psoriasis and eczema are two skin problems that seem to be mutually exclusive to a degree, although this is not a hard and fast rule. In persons with psoriasis the incidence of allergic contact dermatitis and atopic dermatitis—two major forms of eczema—appears to be substantially lower than in the general population. ...Read more

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What is the difference between psoriasis and eczema?

What is the difference between psoriasis and eczema?

Can look similar: To patients, both are dry, flaky rashes that can appear at any age. Psoriasis is more specific, and can involve arthritis. Eczema can simply over dry skin, from irritation, or atopic, e.g. associated w/ asthma and allergies. Psoriasis is oilier, more yellow; outside knees+elbows. Eczema the inside elbows knees. Both on scalp of babies. Eczema really itches. Psoriasis only sometimes. ...Read more

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What are the differences between psoriasis and eczema?

What are the differences between psoriasis and eczema?

Immunologic: Psoriasis and eczema are both immunological conditions that causes inflammation in the skin. Eczema is histamine driven and is related to hay fever and asthma. People with eczema have more allergies. Psoriasis is a systemic inflammatory condition that affects the skin and joints, and more recently found to also affect the heart. Patients with psoriasis also have higher risks of skin cancers. ...Read more

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