Eczema FAQ
I am looking to really understand the difference, if anyone knows, can you tell me?



psoriasis is a chronic, recurrent disorder. classic lesion is a well marginated, erythematous(red) plaque with silvery-white surface scale. distribution includes extensor surfaces like knees, elbows, and buttocks.may also involve palm and scalp.associated findings include nail changes like pitting or thickening of nail plate with accumulation of subungual(under the nail) debris and psoriatic arthritis.
eczema on the other hand is a reaction pattern that presents with variable clinical and histologic findings.usually an intermittent chronic severely pruritic dermatitis with scaly erythematous patches, vesiculation, crusting and fissuring.lesions are most commonly on flexures.
i hope you understood the difference
i’ll be happy to explain more if you need it



Psoriasis and your immune system are closely linked. Psoriasis occurs when your immune system (your natural protection against bacteria, viruses, and other foreign invaders) does not work properly, and starts changing the behavior of your own skin cells. No one knows what triggers this.Often, the classic symptoms of psoriasis are easily identified:

Thick, red patches of skin, or plaques
Dry, silvery scales of skin
But sometimes psoriasis is more difficult to identify. The diagnosis is typically made by a dermatologist, a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the skin, hair, nails, and mucous membranes. When the above symptoms are not evident, the dermatologist will look for:
A family history of psoriasis
Signs of psoriasis on the fingernails or toenails
A pink rash in the crease of the buttocks
Skin patches with well-defined edges

No one knows what triggers your immune system to cause psoriasis. It is believed that you must have a genetic tendency to be susceptible to the condition. But once your immune system is triggered, it sends a false alarm to your skin cells, telling them that they’ve been damaged. The skin cells react by attempting to repair this “damage.” They begin reproducing at an accelerated rate (the process that takes roughly 26 days in normal skin now occurs in about 5), rising to the skin surface, dying, and building up there. The skin surface thickens. As blood vessels expand and more blood flows to the skin, it becomes red. The result is the flaky, red patches you know as plaques.
So really psoriasis is more than just a skin condection that effects you for the rest of your life. And if you have psoriasis you was really born with it and it sometimes it don’t appear until your older. I was 13 when i found out that i had it. a really good web-site is psoriasisconnect.com. It will really help you understand.

And my son has eczema and to me it alot milder than eczema. But i not sure the diffrenece on it. But i hope that i help you on the psoriasis part.