Relief For Psoriasis And Eczema Flare ups
Mometasone furoate is a topical corticosteroid prescribed to calm your immune system when it is overreacting and causing inflammation, itching and redness on the skin or scalp either due to psoriasis or eczema.
- The National Psoriasis Foundation estimates that over 8 million Americans have psoriasis.
- According to the National Eczema Foundation about 31.6 million Americans have eczema.
How Do Corticosteroids Work?
Corticosteroids are synthetic forms of the body’s anti-inflammatory glucocorticoid hormones. They are able to bind to glucocorticoids receptors and suppress hyperimmune responses. Corticosteroids may be administered when the body’s natural glucocorticoids are overpowered or not functioning effectively
Inflammation is a normal immune reaction but if it is not turned off, it can develop into autoimmunity and lead to destruction of healthy cells and chronic illnesses.
What Is Psoriasis?
Plaque psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that affects the skin and sometimes the scalp. It may be triggered by colds, infections and stress. Plaque psoriasis is chronic but it is often manageable with medication and lifestyle modifications.
Psoriasis that occurs in the joints is called psoriatic arthritis and is treated differently than plaque psoriasis.
What Does Psoriasis Look Like?
Psoriasis appears as dry, rough scaly patches on the skin. Psoriasis usually itches, and causes red and inflamed skin.
What Is Eczema?
Eczema is a broad term used to describe various types of skin irritations that occur frequently and easily.
- Eczema on the skin is called atopic dermatitis.
- Eczema on the scalp is seborrheic eczema.
Although it may change over time, eczema is often chronic. It is common among infants who may outgrow it. Eczema may worsen for some people, and asthma and hay fever may develop in conjunction with eczema.
What Does Eczema Look Like?
Eczema is characterized by dry, itchy skin and rashes on the face. Skin may be red or brownish and ooze or weep when scratched. Skin may also thicken.
What Causes Eczema?
The exact cause of eczema is unknown but it is thought that the environment and genetics play a role.
External factors such as pollen, exposure to pets, certain soaps, medications, fabrics and lotions can worsen eczema.
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