How to Differentiate Psoriasis and Eczema?
You noticed that your skin has begun to itch a lot these days. The areas affected are also red and dry. A quick search on the web suggested the culprit being eczema. More deep diving on Google spits out another possible suspect of your demise, being psoriasis. Now, you are both in pain and confused about what actually is causing your skin condition. How can you differentiate between psoriasis and eczema?
Psoriasis vs Eczema
Psoriasis and eczema are both skin conditions that cause an irritable itch on your skin. Both share some common symptoms and can look similar to the naked eye. However, they are fundamentally different. The infographic below will show what are the differences between the two skin conditions.
Psoriasis and eczema can manifest in different ways in each person. Symptoms from one patient to another can vary, thus comparing your symptoms will not give you the right answer. Please consult your doctor or talk to a dermatologist to get the right diagnosis and treatment.
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