Spotlight on Springtime Skin Conditions: Eczema, Psoriasis, and Allergies

29 April 2024

What is Eczema?

Eczema is a skin disease where patches of skin become rough and inflamed, with severe blisters or sores that can lead to itchiness, flakiness, and bleeding, which cause a reaction or irritation. Eczema can be triggered by a variety of factors including allergies, fabrics, soaps and cleansers, etc.

Prevention for Eczema

- Keep your skin hydrated by moisturizing regularly.

- Avoid harsh soaps and fragrances that can be irritating.

- Opt for loose and comfortable clothing made from natural fibers.

- Use gentle skincare products designed for sensitive skin.

- Seek personalized care from a dermatologist if needed.

What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a long-lasting condition where the immune system produces too many skin cells, causing red, scaly patches. This skin condition can appear on various parts of the body and scalp, causing itching and scabs. Triggers can include but are not limited to skin infections, weather, smoking and drinking, stress, etc.

Prevention for Psoriasis

- Protect your skin from the sun's rays with sunscreen.

- Practice stress-relief techniques to manage flare-ups.

- Moisturize your skin to alleviate dryness and irritation.

- Steer clear of triggers like alcohol and smoking.

- Consult a dermatologist to explore treatment options.

What are Allergies?

Allergies can occur as a result of the immune system having a negative reaction to substances in the environment that are harmless to most. This could include food, mold, dust, pollen, and more.

Prevention for Allergies

- Minimize exposure to allergens indoors by keeping windows closed.

- Rinse off and change clothes after spending time outdoors.

- Take allergy medications as prescribed to relieve symptoms.

- Keep your skin hydrated with moisturizers.

- Consider allergy testing for customized management strategies.

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