Eczema and Psoriasis in Hollywood, FL

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About Eczema and Psoriasis

Eczema and psoriasis are common dermatological problems that can affect individuals of all ages. While eczema and psoriasis are two different skin conditions, they share similar symptoms, such as red, scaly, itchy, and inflamed patches on the skin. Eczema (also called atopic dermatitis) is thought to be the result of an overactive immune system that responds too aggressively to environmental factors, such as airborne substances, fabrics, heat, or certain foods. Psoriasis, on the other hand, is an autoimmune condition that occurs when the skin cells multiply too quickly. At Imperial Dermatology in Hollywood, FL, Dr. Simona Bartos can diagnose your condition and recommend an appropriate therapy to improve the health of your skin and prevent flare-ups.

Candidates For Eczema And Psoriasis Treatment

Anyone who experiences persistent eczema or psoriasis that is resistant to over-the-counter treatments, creams, and lotions can be an ideal candidate for treatments offered at Imperial Dermatology. If you have tried OTC treatments but are still experiencing itching, irritated, raw, scaly, and damaged skin from psoriasis and eczema, Dr. Bartos can craft a personalized medical treatment plan to help improve symptoms and reduce the frequency of flare-ups. During your consultation with Dr. Bartos, she will examine your skin and medical history and listen to your concerns to create a targeted treatment plan to help you achieve clearer healthier skin.

Treatment Options for Eczema and Psoriasis

While eczema and psoriasis cannot be cured, treatments are available to help you get relief by improving your symptoms and reducing the occurrence of flare-ups. During an appointment at Imperial Dermatology, Dr. Bartos will perform a thorough skin evaluation and offer a diagnosis for your condition. The appropriate solutions will then be provided as part of a customized treatment plan. In many cases, Dr. Bartos may prescribe corticosteroid lotions, creams, or ointments to be used on affected regions. Most patients experience great improvement with injectable biologic mediations. Some patients may get relief with calcineurin inhibitors, which are creams or lotions that may correct immune system dysfunctions that cause symptoms. Other individuals could benefit from light therapy (phototherapy), which helps reduce inflammation and minimize symptoms. If your scalp is affected, oils, shampoos, and sprays can be utilized.

Eczema and Psoriasis FAQ

What are some symptoms of eczema and psoriasis?
Symptoms of eczema and psoriasis can vary but typically include:

  • Itching
  • Red or scaly skin
  • Patches of irritated skin
  • Plaques on the skin with psoriasis
  • Joint pain associated with psoriasis
  • Bumps on the skin that may ooze if scratched with eczema

What are the differences between eczema and psoriasis?
While eczema tends to develop within the areas such as the knees and elbows, psoriasis can occur on various areas of the body. Eczema tends to cause extreme itching, while psoriasis may have more mild itching associated with it. If you are unsure whether you are suffering from eczema or psoriasis, you should contact Dr. Bartos for a consultation at Imperial Dermatology.

How do I know which eczema and psoriasis treatments are right for me?
Not every patient may be a candidate for all available treatments for eczema and psoriasis. During a consultation, Dr. Bartos will evaluate your medical history, past treatments, and current condition to create a treatment plan that is ideal for you. Treatment can also vary depending on where the condition has developed.

Get Relief for Your Skin

Eczema and psoriasis are uncomfortable skin conditions that can greatly impact your well-being. Thankfully, innovative therapies are available that could greatly improve your symptoms and help you feel more comfortable. At Imperial Dermatology, Dr. Simona Bartos can examine your skin and help find the best treatment for you. Contact our office in Hollywood, FL to schedule a consultation today.

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