When patients in the Brooklyn, NY area are diagnosed with skin issues such as psoriasis and eczema, they need to learn from a dermatologist the most effective ways of keeping the condition under control and well-managed. Treatments for these conditions vary, depending on the diagnosis, the severity, and the area where the condition is present. Dr. Tatiana Khrom is a dedicated professional who has treated these conditions for years in her practice and is here to help patients in and around the community. With a better understanding of the similarities and differences of psoriasis and eczema, patients can make knowledgeable decisions regarding their care.
Dr. Tatiana Khrom of Khrom Dermatology and Aesthetics describes psoriasis as a unique and chronic condition that can result in the development of excess skin cells because of the shortened cycle of cell turnover. When the body produces more skin cells than is needed, they will experience areas of scaling on the surface of the skin that can become red, white, or silver. These areas may become itchy, dry, and even crack and bleed, which can become incredibly uncomfortable. Additionally, the condition can cause patients to feel extremely self-conscious about exposing skin that has developed these areas of plaque.
Eczema is a little different from psoriasis. Eczema is a poorly understood rash that develops on the skin and can be incredibly uncomfortable, itchy, red, and inflamed. Because of this, patients often have trouble sleeping or concentrating throughout the day when they have a flare-up. Flare-ups can happen with little to no notice, resulting in blisters or pustules that can hurt. It is unknown what causes this condition, but with routine care, patients can greatly reduce their chances of flare-ups.
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Treatments for psoriasis and eczema
During a consultation appointment with Dr. Tatiana Khrom, patients can get a proper diagnosis and then discuss the treatment options that are available to them. Some of them are similar, while others provide better results for one over the other. Here is a sample of the common treatments for patients with psoriasis or eczema.
- Self-care – patients who have conditions such as eczema or psoriasis will want to take good care of their skin every day to reduce problems. Dr. Tatiana Khrom, Dr. Natallia Fiadorchanka, or our Physician Assistants will evaluate a patient’s condition and provide self-care tips and special skin routines for daily care. This may include reducing long, hot showers and baths, using moisturizers on the skin each day, and even avoidance of certain products that could irritate the skin.
- Prescription creams – in cases that are extremely severe, our team of professionals may provide specialized creams that can be used on the areas of concern to control the condition and make them more comfortable. This can be discussed during the initial consultation appointment as a way for patients to find relief.
- Light therapy – at Khrom Dermatology and Aesthetics, we may also suggest routine light therapy for these conditions to help in clearing the skin. Our practice is equipped with the 308 Excimer System which is cleared by the FDA as safe and effective for the treatment of certain skin conditions. It is clinically proven to work, and many medical insurance plans cover treatments of light therapy.
- Antibiotics – for patients with eczema that has caused an infection, our team may prescribe antibiotics to help control the infection and address it as part of the skin care treatments. Our team can evaluate the skin and determine if antibiotics are required.
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If you have been diagnosed with a skin condition that requires routine treatment to control, we encourage you to make an appointment with Dr. Tatiana Khrom and her team at Khrom Dermatology and Aesthetics. This allows you to make a connection with a trained professional who can provide effective options for controlling psoriasis, eczema, or any other skin concerns you may have. Contact the Brooklyn, NY area practice by calling 718-751-0674 and visiting the primary practice location at 2797 Ocean Parkway. Khrom Dermatology and Aesthetics has three convenient locations in and around the New York area for patient consideration.