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Eczema and Psoriasis

Eczema and psoriasis are uncomfortable skin conditions that can cause dryness, irritation, inflammation and other issues. At Modern Urgent Care, we can provide treatment for your dermatitis, easing irritating symptoms and helping you live a life free of skin discomfort.

Signs and Symptoms of an Eczema or Psoriasis Flare-Up

While they can be similar in their rashlike feel and appearance, eczema and psoriasis are two different conditions that are marked by various signs and symptoms. Eczema is typically found in folds or creases of the skin — behind the knees or on the neck or face — while psoriasis forms on more exposed surfaces such as the elbows or scalp.

The location is the primary indicator between the two. However, you can also characterize psoriasis by its differently sized, raised skin areas called plaques. Depending on their severity, these can feel scaly and may take on red, gray, purple or ashen shades.

What Causes Eczema or Psoriasis?

There is little science behind what causes eczema, but psoriasis is considered an autoimmune condition — this happens when your body’s immune system reacts negatively to healthy skin cells. As a response, your body will make new skin cells too quickly, leading to excess cells that form into plaques. Psoriasis is considered an inheritable disease, while eczema has not been linked to genetics.

Eczema and Psoriasis Treatments

We offer a range of urgent care treatments for dermatitis at Modern Urgent Care, such as:

  • Topical creams: Medicated creams are usually the go-to treatment option for eczema or psoriasis. These topical creams often contain vitamin D for slowing skin cell overgrowth or corticosteroids that reduce inflammation and itching.
  • Medication: There are some oral medications available for eczema and psoriasis. The exact medication your doctor recommends will depend on the severity of your skin condition and other factors.
  • Medicated shampoos: The most common scalp psoriasis treatment is medicated shampoo. Different formulations are available both over the counter and by prescription, depending on your condition.
  • Lifestyle changes: Sometimes, managing your eczema or psoriasis can be centered around finding common triggers. Your flare-ups may stem from external stressors, lotions or perfumes you use, or even certain foods.

Because Modern Urgent Care acts as part of a cooperative, we can also use our network connections and refer our patients to premium skin treatment specialists for additional assistance with managing eczema and psoriasis.

Find Eczema and Psoriasis Clinics Near Ceres, Stockton and Manteca

Modern Urgent Care can be your urgent care solution for your next eczema or psoriasis flare-up. Our doctors will listen to your concerns and help you choose a treatment to ease your discomfort. Reach out to a clinic near you in Central Valley, California.

Girl with eczema flare-up on her upper back