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Psoriasis vs. Eczema: Which One Do I Have?

By TriDerma September 23, 2019 No comments

Suffering from psoriasis or eczema can be both frustrating and confusing. Since both psoriasis and eczema cause red, scaly patches to flare-up on the skin, it may be hard to figure out which skin condition you are struggling with. On this week’s blog, TriDerma is bringing you everything you need to know about psoriasis and eczema to help take the first step to figuring out which condition you might be suffering from. While education is essential, it is important to remember that only a doctor can officially diagnose you with one of these skin conditions, so be sure to consult a professional with any concerns.

What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition where skin cells regenerate at a much faster rate than normal. This causes extra cells to build upon the surface of the skin and form red scales and patches. Psoriasis is a chronic disease that occurs frequently with painful flare-ups. Since there is no cure for psoriasis, relief is best found through determining your personal triggers, closely managing your symptoms and finding calming products that work for you. While triggers are different for everyone with psoriasis, the most common triggers are stress, trauma to the skin, medication and environmental changes.

What is Eczema?

Eczema is an extremely common skin condition that causes the skin to become red, itchy and inflamed. Though the direct cause of eczema is unknown, it typically occurs in people with a history of asthma and allergies. Common ways to minimize the itch include avoiding certain foods, soaking in a lukewarm bath, minimizing the overall stress and regular application of soothing, natural skincare products. Although eczema can develop at any age, it usually begins in childhood.

What are the Differences?

Psoriasis and eczema may be hard to distinguish in the way that they look, but the differences in location, itchiness and age of occurrence set them apart. When it comes to location, eczema usually shows up in the “bends” of the skin near elbows and knees, while psoriasis is commonly seen on the face, scalp, hands and feet. Psoriasis tends to only cause mild itching, but with eczema the itching sensation can very intense and is one of the key identifiers of the condition. Although there are reports of both conditions on-setting at various ages, eczema most commonly develops in children ages two to four years old, while psoriasis is more often found in people between the ages of fifteen and thirty-five. Psoriasis and eczema can be difficult to diagnose due to their overlap in appearance and symptoms, so it’s important to consult a doctor if you believe you are experiencing symptoms of either condition.

TriDerma has uniquely designed products to help calm and heal the symptoms of eczema and psoriasis. If you are struggling with eczema, try the Eczema Fast Healing cream to promote fast relief from itching and rashes. If you have psoriasis, our Psoriasis Control cream has healing ingredients to offer fast relief and to help the appearance of psoriasis symptoms. For more on our healing products, visit TriDerma online at triderma.com or give us a call at (800) 279-7282.