Do you have an itch that won’t go away? Are there red blotches on your skin? Eczema or psoriasis could be the culprit. One of our medical dermatologists at Millburn Laser Center in Millburn, New Jersey can help you get an accurate diagnosis. Both skin conditions share similar symptoms, but they have technical differences.
Understanding Eczema and Psoriasis
Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is an inflammation of the skin. The skin may appear red, inflamed, cracked, or blistered with leathery patches that are sometimes dark. It can cause an intense itch that can get so bad that individuals with eczema can scratch enough to make their skin bleed. Eczema is caused by a hypersensitivity reaction. The skin can overreact to certain triggers, such as soaps, fabrics, dyes, pets, and other irritants.
Who Are Likely to Get Eczema and Psoriasis?
Eczema is more common in infants. According to the Nemours Foundation, About 1 out of every 10 kids will develop eczema and the condition begins to improve by the age of 5 or 6. Others can experience flare-ups throughout adolescence and early adulthood. The condition also occurs in people with a family history of asthma, hay fever, or allergies.
Psoriasis typically develops between the ages of 15 and 35, but it can develop at any age, according to the National Psoriasis Foundation. About 10 to 15 percent of those with psoriasis get it before age 10. Psoriasis is rare in infants.
Treat Eczema and Psoriasis at New Jersey’s Millburn Laser Center
Do you suspect that your red, itchy patches are more than just a rash? If you’re concerned about having eczema or psoriasis, visit us at Millburn Laser Center in New Jersey. Our team of board-certified dermatologists can expertly diagnose your condition and recommend the best treatment options for relieving your symptoms and preventing future flare-ups. Contact us at 973.376.8500 today.
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