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    Psoriasis VS Eczema. What is the Difference?

    • 2 min read

    Due to their likeliness, psoriasis and eczema can be hard to determine. However, for the proper management of each condition, it is super important to be able to detect a difference between the two.

    What is Psoriasis?

    Psoriasis is a common chronic inflammatory skin disease that is usually characterised by raised itchy plaques that creates redness on the skin and is covered with thick silvery scales.

    It is usually found on the knees, elbows and scalp, but can also affect the nails and legs.

    What is Eczema?

    Eczema or atopic dermatitis can also be a long term skin condition.

    Someone who suffers from eczema has a gene variation that affects the skins ability to protect it from bacteria and allergens. This results in the skin overreacting to certain triggers such as dust, body products, detergents, animals etc.

    Eczema is most common in children under the age of 5 but may continue into adolescence years or adulthood.

    Patches of skin may become red, inflamed, itchy or cracked. This is usually accompanied by hay fever or asthma. Weeping may also occur, which is usually a sign of an infection.

    Eczema can be present anywhere on the body and is characterised with intense itching. Most topical ointments can reduce this discomfort.

    Psoriasis Treatment

    Every person who is dealing with psoriasis is different, due to the fact that people are different and the fact that there are many different types, it is highly recommended to consult a doctor before starting treatment. Dermatologists will usually conduct different types of treatment for specific patients, this will depend on the severity of psoriasis, age and where it located on the body. Generally speaking, it is highly recommended that the use of moisturisers and bath treatments are used. Using these treatments will allow you to ease the dryness, reduce redness and soothe skin plaques. Topical ointments also help to lower irritation, inflammation, reduce skin accumulation and improve the physical appearance of the problematic area. However, some of these ointments can cause long term side effects on the skin, which is why we always suggest our psoriasis cream for a natural option!

    Eczema Treatment

    Unfortunately there is no cure for eczema, but there are many topical emollient creams we can use to reduce the discomfort. In most cases, doctors will prescribe corticosteroid pharmaceutical drugs for eczema which in the short term may be beneficial as the science behind the cream shows they work in controlling the inflammation and taking the itch out of the skin, however long term use of these creams can have huge side effects to your skin. Some of these include, increased skin sensitivity, thinner skin (very easily bruised), weight gain etc.

    Our suggestion for controlling eczema naturally is using our C+ Cream in conjunction with the Grahams Body & Bath Oil. These two products work by coating the skin with the Oil to hydrate and create a barrier on the skin, whilst the cream works to fight inflammation with the powerful herbs (Calendula, Gotu Kola and Propolis) and control bacteria (Manuka Honey). The main thing to note with eczema is to know your triggers! By knowing this you are able to stay clear of the things that could be making your flare ups worse.

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    Psoriasis Cream
    Harry N.
    Awesome Company - Great Customer Care!

    started using Grahams Psoriasis Cream about seven weeks ago. This cream brought about much relief to the inflamed areas on my back, stomach; underarms, neck and shoulders.
    I've been using steroids for the past 2.5 years and while it does help, long term use of steroids is not good. Grahams Psoriasis Cream is a great, natural alternative and I used it twice daily and slowly started reducing the use of steroid ointments.
    I cannot thank Taya and the team at Grahams for the manner in which they responded to my questions, their ongoing care, contact and suggestions.
    I strongly recommend psoriasis sufferers consider using Grahams Skin products. I have already recommended them to other people I know.
    Harry N - Sydney

    Mega Oil
    Harry N.
    Great Oil to add to your diet

    I've been using Mega Oil for the past 6 weeks, taking 1 teaspoon daily and adding to my salad, by replacing the olive oil I was using.
    Great product with tremendous health benefits in Omega 3, 6 & 9

    Highly recommend it to psoriasis sufferers or to maintain a healthy diet.

    So much value!

    I've been using pet Drs mega oil for almost 6 months now and have noticed a marked improvement in my pointers skin, coat and attitude. I now use it on my new puppy. It's so easy to put it on their food and the larger bottle is great value

    Excellent Aussie product

    I absolutely Love the day age defying cream but I am hanging out for the night cream to return to the market. I Love that your company is Aussie made and not only that started so that you could give the best care possible for your son. My first son suffered terribly from eczema so I know how it feels to be a parent and feel helpless especially when you are telling them constantly not to scratch when all they need to do is scratch.

    Baby eczema relief bundle

    Love love love this product!! I brought this for my 8month old niece who suffers from eczema just like I did and still do now! It has helped clear up her redness and patchy eczema! Thank you for coming up with a product that actually works! I’ve recommended this product to everyone