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What is the difference between eczema, psoriasis and ringworm?

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Dr. Justin Greiwe answered

Specializes in Allergy and Immunology

Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition due to genetic defects in the proteins and lipids supporting the skin layer/barrier called the epidermis. Ringworm is a skin infection due to a fungus. Psoriasis changes the life cycle of skin cells causing cells to build up rapidly on the surface of the skin. Extra skin cells form thick, silvery scales and itchy, dry, red patches, that are painful.

Answered Dec 30, 2017

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