Understanding The Difference Between
Eczema And Psoriasis
Eczema and psoriasis are different skin diseases that are easily to be confused.
In order to get the best treatment for your condition, it is important to
understand the difference between eczema and psoriasis.
Eczema is more common in children, whilst Psoriasis typically affects
people aged over 40. The affected skin reddens and becomes dry in both
cases, and these patches can be painful or itchy. With psoriasis, the dead
skin cell will also build into white scales that are present on top of the
Eczema is simply the skin's allergic reaction to the environment,
chemicals, or food. No one knows the cause of psoriasis, although both
genetic and immunity factors are involved.
Both psoriasis and eczema are treated with topical creams, ointments, and
lotions. In the case of psoriasis, stronger medications are used such as
steroids and photo-therapy.
A healthy diet can help control both psoriasis and eczema. As a general
rule, patients should avoid foods that can cause eczema or trigger psoriasis
outbreak. For this purpose, it is important for sufferers to keep their own