Atopic dermatitis (AD), also known as atopic eczema, is a chronic inflammatory disorder that causes significant morbidity and has a wide range of allergic and non-allergic comorbid disorders.
So now the Christmas and New Year holiday season is upon us and for those of you who suffer from a skin condition, this time of the year can be challenging.
Atopic Dermatitis (AD) is a multifactorial, immune mediated, chronic and relapsing skin disease, with significant emotional distress, sleep disturbance and Quality of Life (QoL) difficulties.
Pitting is the commonest symptom of nail psoriasis. Pits usually affect the fingernails more commonly than the toenails. They are superficial depressions in the nail plate that indicate abnormalities in the proximal nail matrix (where the nail grows from under the cuticle).
Scratching is the natural response to itch (Pruritus) and, by definition, inseparable from it. The act of scratching not only diminishes itch, but it has been found to be rewarding and addictive. The itch-scratch cycle is a complex phenomenon involving sensory, motor and emotional components.
Atopic dermatitis may be caused by genetic predisposition and environmental conditions, including hereditary factors, allergens, and neurogenous (arising from the nervous system, or from some lesion of the nervous system) and immunological factors.
Water is an essential element for our existence as it performs a number of vital functions in the body. It is a key component of the fluid that forms the basis of saliva that helps us to swallow, of synovial fluids that cushion the joints and of the fluids that fill our eyeballs and lubricates our eyes.
Several viral infections have been associated with the provocation or exacerbation of psoriasis such as strep infections.