It can be difficult for the untrained eye to tell the difference between mild eczema and psoriasis (above). Photo: Shutterstock
It can be difficult for the untrained eye to tell the difference between mild eczema and psoriasis (above). Photo: Shutterstock
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How to tell the difference between eczema and psoriasis, so you can get the right treatment

  • Both conditions cause itchy rashes; eczema is often associated with allergic conditions, while psoriasis is more an immune system problem
  • Eczema is common in childhood, while psoriasis – which can lead to other conditions, including diabetes and heart disease – affects both adults and children

It can be difficult for the untrained eye to tell the difference between mild eczema and psoriasis (above). Photo: Shutterstock
It can be difficult for the untrained eye to tell the difference between mild eczema and psoriasis (above). Photo: Shutterstock
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