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What is the difference between psoriasis and eczema?

What is the difference between psoriasis and eczema?

Can look similar: To patients, both are dry, flaky rashes that can appear at any age. Psoriasis is more specific, and can involve arthritis. Eczema can simply over dry skin, from irritation, or atopic, e.g. associated w/ asthma and allergies. Psoriasis is oilier, more yellow; outside knees+elbows. Eczema the inside elbows knees. Both on scalp of babies. Eczema really itches. Psoriasis only sometimes. ...Read more

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 is the difference between psoriasis, rash, eczema?

What is the difference between psoriasis, rash, eczema?

PSORIASIS ECZEMA RAS: Psoriasis are well circumscribed erythematous papules and plaques covered with silvery scale with mild itchings sometimes with arthritis. Rash can be erythematous, vesicular, urticarial, etc. Eczema like atopic dermatitis has pruritus as the main sx range from erthema to severe lichenification. ...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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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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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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What is the difference between sclap psoriasis and seborrhoeic eczema?

Psoriasis & seb derm: Both psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis cause redness and scaling of the scalp. Both can be itchy. Psoriasis usually has thicker plaques covered by a silvery white adherent scale. Seborrheic dermatitis has a yellowish, more flaky, greasy looking scale. Both can occur together. Psoriasis is usually more resistant to treatment than seborrheic dermatitis. ...Read more

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What is the difference between eczema, psoriasis and ringworm?

What is the difference between eczema, psoriasis and ringworm?

Differences: 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. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the difference between eczema and psoriasis?

Please advise what is the difference between eczema and psoriasis?

Very similar!: Eczema-dry cracking psoriasis. The same hla genes are identical for both. My belief is that they are variants of the same immune process, although many might disagree! i treat them the same way! ...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 you please describe the differences of sclap psoriasis and seborrhoeic eczema?

Can you please describe the differences of sclap psoriasis and seborrhoeic eczema?

Distinct path: Each have a distinct pathology. To better distinguish you may want to see a dermatologist. ...Read more