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A 24-year-old female asked:

What's an easy way to differentiate psoriasis from eczema? my scalp and back of my neck are covered in red, hot, inflamed skin and burn way more than they itch?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Really the best way to have an accurate diagnosis and get appropriate care & followup is to consult a dermatologist. Scalp eczema does occur and is called seborrheic dermatitis and causes dandruff. In my experience scalp psoriasis is less itchy and more difficult to treat because of thick scales. For eczema your pharmacist can recommend shampoos&lotions. A dermatologist should treat psoriasis
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