Eczema & Psoriasis
Learn about Eczema and Psoriasis.
What Are the Symptoms of Eczema? No matter which part of the skin is affected, eczema is almost always itchy. Sometimes the itching will start before the rash appears, but when it does, the rash most commonly appears on the face, back of the knees, wrists, hands, or feet. It may also affect other areas as well. Affected areas usually appear very dry, thickened, or scaly. In fair-skinned people, these areas may initially appear reddish and then turn brown. Among darker-skinned people, eczema can affect pigmentation, making the affected area lighter or darker. What Are the Symptoms of Psoriasis This skin condition causes a thick, patchy, red rash with silvery, white scales. The most common type is called plaque psoriasis. You can get it anywhere, but it shows up most often on your scalp, elbows, knees, and lower back. You can't catch it by touching the skin of someone who's got it. Kids can get psoriasis, but it's more common in adults. When psoriasis starts, you may see a few red bumps on your skin. These may get larger and thicker, and then get scales on top. The patches may join together and cover large parts of your body. Your rash can be itchy and uncomfortable, and it may bleed easily if you rub or pick it. Scientists aren't sure exactly what causes psoriasis, but it's linked to a problem with your immune system, your body's defense against germs. If you have psoriasis, your immune system mistakenly attacks healthy skin cells, as if it were fighting an infection. Your body responds by making new skin cells every few days instead of the usual 4 weeks. Those new skin cells build up on your body's surface and form a rash.
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