Eczema & Psoriasis Treatment
Some of the most debilitating dermatological issues include eczema, psoriasis, and rashes. While these issues are common, many people don’t seek treatment nor understand the root cause of the problem.
By using allergy tests, Dr. Kothari can understand what is causing your eczema, psoriasis, or rash and then develop the best treatment plan to reduce flareups.
Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a lifelong condition that often occurs in children but can appear at any age. It is characterized by dry, red, and itchy skin, but can also appear as small, raised bumps or scaly skin. Eczema is caused by a gene variation that affects the way your skin retains moisture and protects yourself from allergens and other irritants. As such, your skin is more sensitive and prone to break-outs. While there is no long-term cure, eczema can be controlled through topical treatments, medications, and avoiding known irritants.
Psoriasis is often confused with eczema, but in fact, the two are distinct dermatological issues. Psoriasis causes skin cells to multiply at a faster rate, resulting in red patches covered in white scales. However, there are many types of psoriasis that all manifest in different ways, including the following:
- Pustular psoriasis
- Guttate psoriasis
- Inverse psoriasis
- Erythrodermic psoriasis
- Plaque psoriasis
Finally, there are rashes. Unlike eczema or psoriasis, rashes are not genetic but are a sign of an allergic reaction. Typically, a skin rash is caused when you come into contact with an irritant, such as poison ivy, but they can develop from stress, hormones, heat, or immune system disorders.
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If you’re struggling with eczema, psoriasis, or rashes, contact Dr. Kirit Kothari today to schedule your first appointment!