Psoriasis and eczema can often look quite similar but they are different in many ways ...
Firstly, psoriasis prefers ‘tougher’ skin such as the backs of the elbows and front of the knees, whereas eczema is more common in the inner elbow creases and the backs of the knees where the skin is softer.
- Eczema and psoriasis can both be itchy, but eczema is always itchy (if it's not itchy then it's another type of dermatitis) and eczema can be incredibly itchy.
- Eczema is far more common during childhood, with 1 in 5 children suffering from eczema. In contrast, it is rare for psoriasis to appear before the age of ten as psoriasis typically occurs during adulthood.
- Eczema symptoms include oozing and weeping, and psoriasis is never moist.
Psoriasis photosMore about psoriasis can be found on my Joliee Skin website, including a treatment routine and a printable fact sheet. Click here for the article.
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