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.
Psoriasis and Eczema. Psoriasis tends to be an autoimmune disease where your own antibodies attack the skin cells and tight junctions whereas eczema is typically an allergic skin condition associated with food allergies, pollen allergies and asthma.

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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...

What is the difference between psoriasis, rash, eczema?

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

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