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What are the differences between psoriasis, eczema, and seborrheic folliculitis?

What are the differences between psoriasis, eczema, and seborrheic folliculitis?

Skin conditions: Really should check out the american academy of dermatology for in-depth description. Briefly, psoriasis tends to be an autoimmune disease. Eczema tends to be an allergic disease. Seborrheic dermatitis is thought to be due to a combination of an over production of skin oil and irritation from a yeast called malassezia. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more


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What are the differences between psoriasis and eczema?

What are the differences between psoriasis and eczema?

Immunologic: Psoriasis and eczema are both immunological conditions that causes inflammation in the skin. Eczema is histamine driven and is related to hay fever and asthma. People with eczema have more allergies. Psoriasis is a systemic inflammatory condition that affects the skin and joints, and more recently found to also affect the heart. Patients with psoriasis also have higher risks of skin cancers. ...Read more

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Are leukemia, psoriasis and eczema medically related ?

Are leukemia, psoriasis and eczema medically related ?

No: nor part of a known syndrome that I know of, but can co-exist, not commonly though ...Read more

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What is the difference between psoriasis roseola and eczema?

What is the difference between psoriasis roseola and eczema?

Few similarities.: Roseola is a viral infection affecting infants and young children. It involves a pinkish-red skin rash and a high fever that typically starts as the rash is resolving. Psoriasis consists of well-defined red plaques with silvery scales. There are many kinds of eczema, which is characterized by a diffuse reddish scaly itchy rash in various locations (depending on the type and severity). ...Read more

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How can you distinguish between eczema and psoriasis in babies?

How can you distinguish between eczema and psoriasis in babies?

You cannot: you cannot but your pediatrician or a dermatologist often can. ...Read more

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Are leukemia, psoriasis and eczema medically related? If yes, how so?

Are leukemia, psoriasis and eczema medically related? If yes, how so?

Superficially: All involve white blood cells and have the letter "a" in their names. That's about all they have in common. A cancer, an illness that's probably autoimmune and exacerbated by some environmental factor, and a nonspecific reaction by injured epidermis. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have psoriasis on your head and eczema on your face?

YES: Psoriasis cause is unknown, most often localized on the scalp, elbows, knees, etc. Eczema like contact dermatitis can set in the face if allergic to some cream. ...Read more

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Is there any possibilities that you misdiagnosed psoriasis from eczema?

Is there any possibilities that you misdiagnosed psoriasis from eczema?

Sure: Theclinical presentation can be similar. Have a dermatologist take a look. If one already has, you can always get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Psoriasis vs Eczema? Differences? On 1yr face. Dry flaky patches on cheek. Pinkish areas on chin.

Psoriasis vs Eczema? Differences? On 1yr face. Dry flaky patches on cheek. Pinkish areas on chin.

Eczema possible: Sounds like eczema is possible as at this young age it tends to present on the face. Moisture rashes are common too. Psoriasis is very unlikely to appear at this age (maybe unheard of?). ...Read more

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Can someone please advise on conditions/diseases that have multiple skin involvement (psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema all at the same time)?

Can someone please advise on conditions/diseases that have multiple skin involvement (psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema all at the same time)?

Unclear question.: Do you mean whether one can have (atopic) eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis at the same time? Since eczema is used loosely, it may mean a skin rash including allergic contact or irritant dermatitis, then the answer is that it can exist with psoriasis or atopic dermatitis (the latter actually increases the risk in developing contact dermatitis). Psoriasis does not co-exist with atopic eczema. ...Read more

Dr. Mike Bauerschmidt
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Folliculitis (Definition)

Folliculitis is a condition in which one or more hair follicles are swollen. It can occur anywhere on the skin, and usually occurs when the hair follicles are damaged by friction from clothing, shaving, or blockage of the follicle, and a bacterial infection may follow. Common symptoms may include a rash, itching, and ...Read more