Summary of the issue

Eczema and psoriasis: diseases that itch

Eczema and psoriasis are not uncommon, but are not well known to the general public....


Eczema and psoriasis in numbers


of women suffer from eczema


of babies are affected by eczema


of the population is affected by psoriasis

1. https://www.associationeczema.fr/
2. https://francepsoriasis.org

Eczema and psoriasis are not uncommon, but they are not well known to the general public and are surrounded by many misconceptions. No, these skin diseases (dermatoses) are not contagious. No, they are not caused by a lack of hygiene. What if we could help you to see things more clearly? 
Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin disease, which manifests itself as red patches, redness, itching (also called pruritus), with alternating periods of attacks (flare-ups) and lulls. There is not one but several types of eczema: contact eczema and atopic eczema are the most common. It’s important to differentiate between them in order to know their origin, and thus to put in place the appropriate treatment and prevention. 
Psoriasis is also a chronic inflammatory skin disease characterised by red patches covered with whitish scales. It occurs in people with a predisposed genetic background and under the influence of certain factors. And here too, itching is common. 
Although the two diseases are similar in many respects, they are different. Psoriasis is very rare in infants, whereas 15% of children under one year of age are affected by atopic eczema. It is therefore important to differentiate between the two, in order to treat them properly. 



Better understanding your condition in order to take care of yourself

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Whether atopic or contact, eczema is the second most common skin disease after acne. So, whether it concerns adults or children, here’s a spotlight on a disease that can make life difficult, but that can be treated very well. 
Eczema Dispatch - atopic eczema 

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Psoriasis is caused by an excessive and accelerated renewal of the outermost layer of the skin, combined with an inflammatory reaction. In its form and in the areas it affects, this disease has several aspects. Let's take a closer look at its causes, characteristics and treatments.

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Eczema, psoriasis, living better with your skin

Visible patches, itching... The main symptoms of eczema and psoriasis can affect your daily life. However, with proper hygiene, adequate hydration and a few simple tips to avoid scratching, it’s possible to live peacefully with the disease. Our expert advice on how to feel better about your skin and your life.

At the Avène Hydrotherapy Center, we treat more than 2,000 people each season who suffer from these skin conditions. We treat them, of course; we relieve their pain. But we also teach them how to regain power over the disease and live better with it so that they feel better in their skin (and in their head) every day.
Our mission is to provide lasting relief.

Our solutions for eczema and psoriasis

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