Dry skin is something that tons of people struggle with everyday. Oftentimes, it gets to the point where you need to visit your doctor or dermatologist to see what on earth is going on in that one patch of skin. More often than not, you will try and Google it yourself and be met with two glaringly similar diagnoses: eczema and psoriasis. Both of these conditions have a lot to do with dry skin and flaking, but they are fundamentally different in their causes and treatments.
So, what are the key differences between these two skin conditions? In this video, we will explore the differences between eczema and psoriasis, and what the symptoms are of each.
On the surface, psoriasis and eczema may seem quite similar. After all, they both cause the skin to by dry, red, itchy, and inflamed. Psoriasis, firstly, is most commonly seen on the elbows, knees, and fingernails. Eczema, on the other hand, is much more itchy and often appears wherever the body bends. Both eczema and psoriasis run in families, making genetic and environmental factors key parts as to who suffers the skin ailment.