Eczema vs. Psoriasis

Eczema vs. Psoriasis

Eczema and psoriasis are skin diseases that result in irritation and visible symptoms. Symptoms can be controlled or lessened through medication, but not always cured.

Eczema is a skin disease that causes itchiness, inflammation, and redness. In severe outbreaks, it can cause skin to become raw and bleed. Eczema is thought to be caused by environmental irritants and allergens.

Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease that results in red, itchy patches covered in white, scaly flakes. The condition can be accompanied by arthritis. Psoriasis mainly affects the knees, elbows, and scalp. It is possibly caused by genetics.

The two conditions are so similar they are often confused for one another. Eczema tends to affect younger people and psoriasis affects adults.

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