Business InsightPsoriasis versus EczemaVery often, see patients referred to myclinic by their general doctors who have a hardtime treating some chronic skin conditions.ing common topical medication, especiallyfor a large body area, becomes hardship andprescription price gets too costly to handleMany of those patients come with complaintsEczema is a common name for any lesionson skin tha look ike patches or allergicreactions. The name of eczema is certainlyoverused and the actual diagnosis may varyfrom what was originally considered.A large part of'eczemas are truly psoriasis,many are atopic dermatitis, some others aretrue allergic reactions or contact dermatitisEach of the above conditions has a differentorigin and mechanism of skin reaction.Psoriasis has a very deep immune systemdermatitis.Allergic reaction and contact dermatitis areusually associated with a body reaction to aspecific agent, chemica, detergent, or evencorrelation and so does atopicRecent years brought a number of newlydeveloped biologic medications argetingpsoriasis and atopic dermatitis. Even morebiologics are being developed. Patientshave more choices and, with their doctors,As the origins of these diseases are different,so are their treatments. Contactcan be easily treated with topical therapy ike any other product, biologic medicineand elimination of the reactive agent. Often has ts pros and cons: price is definitely acleaning supplies or additives to wateri the co effectiveness of treatment and quickshower cause our body to react by developing mprovement are a big pro. And like any otherrashes or redness, sometimes accompanied product, biologics are not for every patient.by severe tching. Scratching te areas Patients with already established immunecomplicates the proper and quick diagnosisas skin becomes inflamed by irritation.mild topical steroids and avoiding itchinwill bring a quick relief. Identification of theagents causing reactions wil be crucia in Decisions of diagnosis and optimaldermatitis they can determine the optimal solutions.system problems, ike ups cannot ben. Still. exposed to any psoriasis biologic as the riskof taking it would overcome the benefits.further treatments.treatments of any skin disorder should beone by an experienced dermatologist. OnlyTreatments are much more complicated withchronic skin problems coming from immune then, patients can be positive to actually learnsystem disorders, First, the treatments are about their choices and make an educatedusually long-term, chronic like the diseases decision, with their doctor, on how to get thethemselves. Stopping the treatment usually best possible assistance.means relapse and fare of a to vouthe original stage. Secondly, depending onseverity and the body area affected, topicaltreatments might not be helpful. Realistically,we cannot cover 75%steroid every night. In such cases, systemictreatment is more practical and recommended targeting your skin problems.for long-term usedisease, back to If you want to learn more about youroptions in treatment of psoriasis and atopic, call us. We not only offerexperience in standard of care but also cane introduce you to most novel methods ofdermatitis, pleaseof our body in topicalMichacl Bukhalo, MDArlington Dermatology5301 Keystone Court Rolling Meadows, IL 60008Tel. 847 392 5440 www.arlingtondermatology.net

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Business Insig ht Psoriasis versus Eczema Very often, see patients referred to my clinic by their general doctors who have a hard time treating some chronic skin conditions. ing common topical medication, especially for a large body area, becomes hardship and prescription price gets too costly to handle Many of those patients come with complaints Eczema is a common name for any lesions on skin tha look ike patches or allergic reactions. The name of eczema is certainly overused and the actual diagnosis may vary from what was originally considered. A large part of'eczemas are truly psoriasis, many are atopic dermatitis, some others are true allergic reactions or contact dermatitis Each of the above conditions has a different origin and mechanism of skin reaction. Psoriasis has a very deep immune system dermatitis. Allergic reaction and contact dermatitis are usually associated with a body reaction to a specific agent, chemica, detergent, or even correlation and so does atopic Recent years brought a number of newly developed biologic medications argeting psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. Even more biologics are being developed. Patients have more choices and, with their doctors, As the origins of these diseases are different, so are their treatments. Contact can be easily treated with topical therapy ike any other product, biologic medicine and elimination of the reactive agent. Often has ts pros and cons: price is definitely a cleaning supplies or additives to wateri the co effectiveness of treatment and quick shower cause our body to react by developing mprovement are a big pro. And like any other rashes or redness, sometimes accompanied product, biologics are not for every patient. by severe tching. Scratching te areas Patients with already established immune complicates the proper and quick diagnosis as skin becomes inflamed by irritation. mild topical steroids and avoiding itchin will bring a quick relief. Identification of the agents causing reactions wil be crucia in Decisions of diagnosis and optimal dermatitis they can determine the optimal solutions. system problems, ike ups cannot be n. Still. exposed to any psoriasis biologic as the risk of taking it would overcome the benefits. further treatments. treatments of any skin disorder should be one by an experienced dermatologist. Only Treatments are much more complicated with chronic skin problems coming from immune then, patients can be positive to actually learn system disorders, First, the treatments are about their choices and make an educated usually long-term, chronic like the diseases decision, with their doctor, on how to get the themselves. Stopping the treatment usually best possible assistance. means relapse and fare of a to vou the original stage. Secondly, depending on severity and the body area affected, topical treatments might not be helpful. Realistically, we cannot cover 75% steroid every night. In such cases, systemic treatment is more practical and recommended targeting your skin problems. for long-term use disease, back to If you want to learn more about your options in treatment of psoriasis and atopic , call us. We not only offer experience in standard of care but also can e introduce you to most novel methods of dermatitis, please of our body in topical Michacl Bukhalo, MD Arlington Dermatology 5301 Keystone Court Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 Tel. 847 392 5440 www.arlingtondermatology.net

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