Psoriasis red patches on skin not itchy and eczema how can you tell the difference

Aside from the symptoms themselves, the age at which they develop can also sometimes provide red patches on skin not itchy a clue. While both conditions can develop for the first time at red patches on skin not itchy any age, in eczema it’s more common for symptoms to appear during early childhood; whereas in the majority of cases, psoriasis occurs for the first time either between the ages red patches on skin not itchy of 15 and 35, or between the ages of 50 and 60. Causes

Atopic eczema occurs because the skin is not able to red patches on skin not itchy hold on to moisture, which causes it to become dry and cracked. Again, this is an autoimmune reaction which can be triggered by red patches on skin not itchy an irritant (such as a cosmetic or washing product), but sometimes allergens, changes in weather conditions, hormonal fluctuations or skin infections can initiate a flare too.

‘the development of psoriasis is two-pronged. Firstly, every person with psoriasis is thought to be genetically predisposed red patches on skin not itchy to the condition, and there is ongoing research to identify which genes are red patches on skin not itchy involved. However, just having an associated gene does not definitely mean you red patches on skin not itchy will get psoriasis. For most people, there is an ‘environmental trigger’ that causes their first flare. This could be stress, an infection, certain medications, or an injury, amongst other things. Unfortunately, it is not always possible to pinpoint a person’s trigger, or to predict if they will develop psoriasis or not.’

‘lots of skin conditions can look quite similar, and it is important to get an informed diagnosis. If you already have psoriasis but haven’t been to see your doctor in a while, it is a good idea to go back. Treatments have changed in recent years, and there are lots of options available. For most people, topical treatments (creams, ointments, shampoos and so on) are appropriate to manage psoriasis, but if your condition is more moderate or flaring severely, you might need more aggressive treatment. This is why it is important to visit a GP red patches on skin not itchy regularly, try the treatments on offer, and get a referral to a dermatologist if required.’

‘many people aren’t aware that chronic skin conditions like psoriasis often do red patches on skin not itchy need active treatment to improve, and therefore just try to get on with things themselves. Psoriasis cannot be cured, but there are many treatments available that can improve the red patches on skin not itchy symptoms and manage flares, and healthcare professionals are able to offer a lot of red patches on skin not itchy help and support.’ self-help

For instance, for people with eczema, limiting exposure to triggers wherever possible can help to minimise red patches on skin not itchy the risk of flares. This might include staying clear of chemicals in certain shampoos red patches on skin not itchy or cosmetics known to be irritants (and opting instead for mild, tar-based soap or shampoos which have been dermatologically tested), and avoiding allergens and triggers such as damp, pollen, or cold weather.

‘there are some treatments available to buy over-the-counter from a pharmacist – moisturisers, coal tar-based shampoos and mild steroids mainly – which may be helpful to people with mild psoriasis. However, people with psoriasis that is actively flaring should see a red patches on skin not itchy healthcare professional in order to obtain treatment to bring the red patches on skin not itchy flare under control.’

‘much of the self-help focus in psoriasis is around dealing with the condition red patches on skin not itchy and treatments on a day-to-day basis, and coping with the impact that it can have on red patches on skin not itchy quality of life and mental wellbeing. Lots of people find that the forums on our website red patches on skin not itchy as well as our social media channels (our facebook group for instance) are a good place for tips and support from others red patches on skin not itchy with the same condition.’

‘ at the psoriasis association we do feel that awareness of red patches on skin not itchy psoriasis is improving,’ carla notes, ‘it certainly helps that some celebrities in recent years have red patches on skin not itchy talked openly about having the condition and how it affects red patches on skin not itchy them. That said, there is still a lot of misunderstanding of just how red patches on skin not itchy much psoriasis can impact on a person’s life, as well as its causes and the most effective ways red patches on skin not itchy to treat the condition. We always urge people to get their health information from red patches on skin not itchy a reliable evidence-based source, such as organisations who are part of the information standard red patches on skin not itchy scheme.’

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