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What is the difference between ezcema and psoriasis?
Psoriasis normally affects areas in between fingers,elbows,backs of knees and is a white scaley itchy rash.Ezcema is a red,raised lesion that spreads the more you scratch it.It can become weepy but usually has dry flakey appearance.
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At present , there is no cure against psoriasis but certaintreatments and reflexes can still mitigate the disadvantages. It is therefore important to learn to recognize factor…s such asstress can worsen your symptoms , such as: a cold and dry ; toostrong emotions ; obesity; Alcohol consumption ; tobacco, etc.
It is characterized by blister-like lesions filled with non-infectious pus and surrounded by reddened skin.
The most common sign of psoriasis is a psoriasis plaque, a raised, red skin patch covered by a silvery-white coating. Eight out of 10 people with psoriasis have plaques. T…hese patches can form anywhere on your skin but are most likely to show up on your knees, elbows, lower back, and scalp. You may have several patches that join together to form a big patch. Plaques are itchy, but resist scratching them because scratching can make them become thicker. In at least half of the people who have psoriasis, the scalp is affected. Scalp psoriasis can range from mild, dandruff-like scaling to crusty plaques that extend beyond your hairline to your forehead or neck. This type of psoriasis can be very itchy. Using a medicated shampoo may help with scalp psoriasis. As many as half of all people with psoriasis experience nail changes caused by the condition. Changes in your nails may include pitting (holes), alterations in color and shape, thickening, and separation of the nail from the nail bed. About one in twenty people with psoriasis will have painful, stiff joints. This type of joint pain and swelling is called psoriatic arthritis. In many cases psoriatic arthritis affects only the fingers and toes. If you develop psoriatic arthritis, you will almost certainly experience nail changes. In rare cases, this form of arthritis can be severe and affect the joints in your spine as well. Psoriasis does not appear to directly cause any of these diseases, but it does put you at higher risk for developing them. Studies show that having psoriasis increases your risk of stroke and diabetes by about 40 percent. If you are 30 years old and you have severe psoriasis, your chances of having a heart attack are tripled. Take steps to lower your risk and protect your health by eating a heart-smart diet, getting regular exercise, and controlling your weight. Having psoriasis can be stressful. Studies show that people with psoriasis may have higher rates of depression and anxiety.
We don't know what causes psoriasis. It is thought to be an autoimmune disease, and that is has a genetic component. There is also another school of thought that it is a d…ermal malady that results spontaneously when skin cells grow and reproduce excessively. Follow the link below to the Wikipedia article on this medical condition to read more about it. Answer: Psoriasis is driven by the immune system, especially involving a type of white blood cell called a T cell. Normally, T cells help protect the body against infection and disease. T cells help create scabs over wounds. In the case of psoriasis, T cells are put into action by mistake and become so active that they trigger other immune responses, which lead to inflammation and to rapid turnover of skin cells. Most recently, the natural or innate immune system has been found to be highly implicated. Non-specific natural responses of the skin immune system, and virtually every subsystem of that, are activated in psoriasis. Epidermal cells up on the surface of the skin, forming itchy patches or plaques. The first outbreak of psoriasis is sometimes triggered by emotional or mental stress or physical skin injury, but heredity is a major factor as well. In about one-third of the cases, there is a family history of psoriasis. Researchers have studied a large number of families affected by psoriasis and identified genes linked to the disease. (Genes govern every bodily function and determine the inherited traits passed from parent to child.) People with psoriasis may notice that there are times when their skin worsens, then improves. Conditions that may cause flareups include infections, stress, and changes in climate that dry the skin. Also, certain medicines, including Lithium salt and beta blockers, which are prescribed for high blood pressure, may trigger an outbreak or worsen the disease. Other autoimmune diseases such as HIV/AIDS may significantly worsen the symptoms of psoriasis. Alcohol consumption and obesity may also worsen the condition.
Both eczema and psoriasis are types of dermatitis, which simply means "inflammation of the skin." Most types of dermatitis result in inflamed, red skin that is often itchy… and may develop into lesions. Eczema can include crusty sores, scabs, thickened skin, pimple-like eruptions, and sometimes even lesions. The skin can be either oozing or crusty and easily becomes infected. Eczema is considered more of a symptom than an actual disease, and is best treated by dealing with the underlying cause. Psoriasis produces reddish lesions with a characteristic silvery scaling that flakes off, causing the skin underneath to bleed. These scales are actually excess skin generated when certain substances in the body that are responsible for directing skin cell growth go out of control and make the cells grow too quickly-sometimes 1,000 times faster than the normal rate of growth. Psoriasis can be controlled by prescription drugs, but these are hard on the liver and therefore must be carefully administered, especially considering that impaired liver function is thought to contribute to psoriasis. The exact cause of these skin conditions is often difficult to determine. We do know that you are more prone to get them if you have thin, dry skin. According to researchers, dermatitis is often caused by allergies and sensitivities to particular foods. Eliminating the foods most likely to cause allergies often decreases eczema. Most people with eczema test positive to some type of allergy, have elevated levels of antibodies in their blood (a sign of an allergic reaction) and often do not have enough stomach acid, a common cause of food sensitivities. Secondary skin infections, which often occur with eczema, may need to be treated separately. People with psoriasis usually have high levels of polyamine, an undesirable, toxic type of amino acid that is formed during poor protein digestion, another cause of food sensitivities. A natural way to treat psoriasis is by exposure to direct sunlight and heat.
If one member of your family had psoriasis or still has then it is very probably to "get" psoriasis some day too. Actually, a person doesn't get psoriasis because it is writte…n in the genetic information so you can have it since the day you are born...it is not contagious so if your question was meant to mean if a person can get psoriasis just by touching a person with this condition then i can assure you that's impossible...if your question refers to triggers for psoriasis then i can tell you that stress is the most important in the list..then it comes streptococcus infections..in my case, i inherited the disease from my grandma and the triggers were stress and streptococcus infection.
Studies have proven that psoriasis is caused by 9 gene mutation. There are several types of things that trigger this kind of skin disorder. This includes drinking alcohol, str…ong family history, anxiety or stress.
From eHealthMD: Evidence from recent research studies strongly suggests that psoriasis is a disorder of the immune system. Normally, the immune system defends th…e body from infection by bacteria, viruses, and other invaders. Sometimes, however, the immune system makes a mistake and attacks the cells, tissues, and organs of a person's own body. When this happens, the resulting disease is called an autoimmune disease. Many autoimmune diseases run in families. The theory that psoriasis is an autoimmune disease is based on the fact that scientists have found abnormally large numbers of T cells (a type of white blood cell) in the red, flaky skin patches of people with psoriasis. T cells are the infantry of the immune system. When the body senses a need to defend itself against infection, it first makes and then releases millions of T cells to fight off the invaders. Some t cells are normally found in skin. The presence of abnormally large numbers of T cells in skin affected by psoriasis suggests that the immune system is attacking the skin by mistake. (http://www.ehealthmd.com/library/psoriasis/pso_causes.html)
scratching,stress,and white skin patches
First off, i´m not a doctor but i can tell you from experience that once I started treating my type 2 hypothyroidism (something many doctors think does not exist), my severe …psoriasis basically has gone away. I had patches on my feet, knees, wrists and head. It´s all just about gone. So if you have psoriasis you may want to have a rigorous test of your thyroid hormones.
Psoriasis,which is a skin disease, is categorized into five groups: plaque, guttate, inverse, pustular and erythrodermic. A doctor can do this type of diagnoses.
The type of treatment needs to be determined by your physician. For extreme cases of psoriasis, the treatment needed would involve ultra violet light treatments. In small case…s you may use ointments and lotions.
Anybody can get Psoriasis but the most targeted people are people that are often stressed, smoking, or often out in dry weather.
Psoriasis is a disease that is caused when your white blood cells are reproducing to quickly causing a patch of skin. It appears white on top and pinkish on the bottom. This d…isease usually gets in contact with people who smoke, often get tense, or people with relatives that have the skin condition. There is no cure yet but dermatologist are working to find it. Until there is a cure you should go outside in the sun. The UV light contains Vitamin D which helps this skin condition.