The Cause Of Scaly Skin Is Psoriasis Or Dermatitis?
whether scaly skin disease is always psoriasis how to distinguish it from dermatitis
Hi Agung .. Thank you for the question given.
Scaly skin is caused by peeling off the outer layer of skin. Scaly skin can be caused by several things, including:
Dry skin / xerosis - can be caused by an environment with low humidity, lack of body fluids, hard rubbing on the skin, exposure to excess sunlight. Symptoms are dry, rough, scaly, itchy, red skin. Seborrheic dermatitis - usually affects oily parts of the body, such as the coat of the head, back, forehead, face. Symptoms are the presence of flaky skin resembling dandruff, it can also appear on the beard, mustache, and eyelids. Psoriasis - caused by excessive production of skin cells, and the body's skin cell turnover cycle is shorter. As a result, the skin looks thickened, reddish, scaly, dry. If the thickened skin is scraped off, reddish spots can occur, and there may also be complaints on the nails. If the scaly skin complaint that you experience is heavier, extends, and feels disturbing, then it's a good idea to see a skin specialist. So that doctors can carry out direct examinations and can be supported by examining skin scrapings to support the diagnosis. The features of psoriasis are quite typical and usually appear on the knees, back, elbows, scalp. Meanwhile what you can do is:
Maintain skin hygiene Avoid using soap or lotion with harmful chemicals or that are not suitable for your skin type Use a moisturizing skin lotion to avoid dry skin. Adequate water needs Avoid scratching or touching the scaly part of the skin.