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

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology
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In brief: Dermatologist

Not even family physicians can tell the difference in some difficult cases.
Generally speaking, seb derm usually involves scalp and face. Itching is mild. Eczema can be anywhere of the skin and depends on type of eczema. Itching is very common. Psoriasis typically presents over elbows, knees and scalp. In severe cases, arms, legs, body can be involved. Itching may be none or mild.

In brief: Dermatologist

Not even family physicians can tell the difference in some difficult cases.
Generally speaking, seb derm usually involves scalp and face. Itching is mild. Eczema can be anywhere of the skin and depends on type of eczema. Itching is very common. Psoriasis typically presents over elbows, knees and scalp. In severe cases, arms, legs, body can be involved. Itching may be none or mild.
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
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