The providers at Texas Allergy Group are well-versed in the recognition and management of Allergic Inflammatory Diseases that encompass several organ systems. Control of organ inflammation and its subsequent complications is our goal.
Constant Tiredness, Headaches, Eye Itchiness, and Sinus Stuffiness?
Eczema lesions in the wrist with lichenification/thickening of the skin
Psoriasis Plaque, thick, silvery scales that might itch but not as much as in eczema
Both lesions may look similar. The diagnosis terminology might be used interchangeably in the community. Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition of the skin that is there for life. Treatment is to control symptoms during flare up. The itchiness of psoriasis plaques might not be as much as in eczema. On contrary, eczema is a form of allergic inflammation of the skin. The skin condition in eczema would improve significantly when the allergies is controlled well.
It is very important to differentiate between the two conditions since if the skin condition is misdiagnosed as psoriasis for the convenience of the name itself, we subject the patient to a lifelong skin condition that does not have a good treatment for and accept that the skin condition would be chronic with cyclical flare ups. Moreover, with this content of the misdiagnosis, we miss the opportunity to recognize and treat other allergic inflammatory diseases that might be associated with this condition if it is true eczema. In eczema, the underlying etiologies are allergic inflammation. If the condition is prolonged enough or severe enough, other organ systems might be affected like the sinuses, the ears, lungs, gut....
Please come for a discussion if you or your family member has or suspects to have any of those diseases to see how we could help. Below are services and procedures that we offer at Texas Allergy for this condition.
Skin care education and teaching
Identiy and control triggers, which are many as mentioned above