Eczema Vs. Psoriasis; Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment!

Treatment of psoriasis vs. eczema

As noted above, psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder, while eczema is an allergic response. Therefore, psoriasis is caused by an overactive immune system, while an allergic reaction to certain foods, chemicals, or environmental triggers causes eczema. The main trigger is one of the leading factors in treating the disease.

In this regard, psoriasis typically requires a combination of topical corticosteroids and oral medications, while eczema is usually managed with topical corticosteroids, emollients, and antihistamines. Both conditions can be managed with lifestyle changes, such as reducing stress, avoiding irritants, and avoiding extreme temperatures.

Psoriasis can be treated with topical medications, light therapy, and systemic medications. Topical medications for psoriasis include creams, ointments, lotions, and shampoos. Light therapy is a standard treatment for psoriasis and involves exposing the affected skin to ultraviolet light to reduce inflammation and slow the growth of skin cells. Systemic medications for psoriasis can include biological agents and oral medications such as methotrexate and cyclosporine.

On the other hand, eczema is typically treated with topical corticosteroids, topical calcineurin inhibitors, and wet wraps. Topical corticosteroids vary in potency and can be used to reduce inflammation and itching. Topical calcineurin inhibitors, such as tacrolimus ointment and pimecrolimus cream, are used to reduce inflammation and itching without thinning the skin. Wet wraps are a technique used to treat eczema flare-ups.