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Is Psoriasis The Same As Eczema?

It can be confusing to navigate the world of skin conditions, especially when it comes to distinguishing between similar conditions such as Psoriasis and Eczema. Both can cause red, irritated and inflamed patches of skin that cause many to wonder if they’re actually the same condition. However, Psoriasis and Eczema are distinct disorders with a variety of causes, symptoms and treatments, although they share certain superficial characteristics.


Understanding Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disorder that accelerates the growth of skin cells and results in their rapid proliferation on the surface. The result is the formation of red patches and scales that can be itchy, or may even cause pain. Millions of people around the world are affected by Psoriasis and its effects on their quality of life can be substantial.


Causes of Psoriasis

In particular, Psoriasis is an immune system disorder. It is not entirely known why to the conventional medical community, but the combination of genetic and environmental factors plays an important role. The immune system is mistaken in attacking healthy skin cells, causing them to multiply quickly and produce characteristic plaques.
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Common Triggers

There are several factors that can trigger or exacerbate Psoriasis:


Lifestyle Factors

Certain foods, smoking, heavy alcohol consumption, and certain medications can trigger or exacerbate Psoriasis



The immune system may be weakened by emotional stress, triggering or worsening of Psoriasis symptoms.


Skin Injuries

The development of new Psoriasis patches, a phenomenon known as Koebner’s phenomenon, may be triggered by cuts, scratches, bites, or severe sunburns.



Outbreaks of Psoriasis may be caused by bacterial or viral infections, such as strep throat. Chronic infections, including HIV, can also impact Psoriasis.



Symptoms may worsen in cold and dry weather, while warm sunny climate conditions can help some people.

In people with Psoriasis, the understanding of these triggers and their management through lifestyle changes and therapy can help them maintain better control over symptoms and improve their quality of life.


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Understanding Eczema

Eczema, also known as dermatitis, is a group of conditions that causes the skin to become inflamed, itchy, cracked, and rough. It is a chronic condition with various triggers and symptoms, impacting both children and adults. Understanding the types and symptoms of Eczema can help to keep it under control, even though there is no known conventional medical cure for this disease. However, in our practice we’ve also discovered how to naturally and holistically heal and treat Eczema which you can learn more about by booking a FREE discovery call with us.


Types of Eczema

There’s a lot of different types of Eczema, each of which has its own characteristics:


Atopic Dermatitis

This is the most common form, which is often developed in childhood. It’s a condition that can cause skin to be dry, itchy and inflamed, usually in the folds of the arms and legs.


Contact Dermatitis

This is red, itchy, and sometimes blistered skin caused by contact with irritants or allergens.


Dyshidrotic Eczema

It is characterised by small, itchy blisters on the hands and feet, often exacerbated by stress or exposure to certain metals.


Nummular Eczema

This presents as round, coin-shaped spots on the skin, which can be very itchy and are often triggered by dry skin.


Seborrheic Dermatitis

It causes scaly patches, red skin, and stubborn dandruff, commonly affecting oily areas of the body, such as the face, upper chest, and back.


Stasis Dermatitis

It is caused by a lack of circulation and leads to swelling, redness and scaling in the lower legs.


Symptoms of Eczema

Depending on the type and severity of Eczema, its symptoms can differ but in general are as follows:

  • Itchiness: A persistent, often intense itch.
  • Redness: Inflamed, red patches of skin.
  • Dryness: Over time, the skin gets dry, scaly and thickens.
  • Cracking and Weeping: In severe cases, the skin may crack and ooze clear fluid, potentially leading to infection.
  • Swelling: Swelling may occur in the affected area, especially if it is repeatedly scratched.


For effective treatment and management, it is important to understand the specific type of Eczema and to recognise its symptoms. A treatment plan that meets the individual needs of each person can be adapted through a consultation with our wellness clinic.


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Key Differences Between Psoriasis and Eczema


Cause and Nature

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease, while Eczema has a general association with hypersensitive skin reactions.



Psoriasis tends to be well defined, thick, red patches with silvery scales, whereas Eczema tends to be less distinct, with red, inflamed, and often oozing patches.



Psoriasis usually affects the scalp, elbows, knees, and lower back. Eczema is commonly found in the crooks of the knees and elbows, as well as on the neck, wrists, and ankles.


Age of Onset

At any age, Psoriasis can occur and is often seen between the ages of 15 and 35. Eczema tends to start in early childhood, and can go on until adulthood.



In some less common types of Psoriasis, Psoriasis tends to cause more mild itching and severe burns. On the other hand, Eczema can lead to very intense itching that some people scratch their skin so hard that it bleeds when it gets severe.


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Can You Have Both Psoriasis and Eczema?

Yes, it is possible to have both Psoriasis and Eczema at the same time. The presence of one does not prevent the occurrence of the other, and they can coexist independently of each other.


Natural Treatment Approaches for Psoriasis and Eczema




Salt Baths

Soaking in a bath with Dead Sea or Epsom salts may help to reduce the swelling and itching caused by Psoriasis.


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Aloe Vera

Reducing redness and scaling may be helped by applying creams and gels containing aloe vera.


Apple Cider Vinegar

To relieve inflammation, regularly drink apple cider vinegar (ACV) diluted in water. You could also use it in your cooking as well as a dressing for your salad.



Turmeric’s active ingredient, curcumin, has anti-inflammatory properties that may help with Psoriasis symptoms.


Tea Tree Oil

When used topically, this essential oil can help to reduce inflammation and alleviate symptoms of Psoriasis.





Regular use of moisturisers, especially those containing ceramides, helps maintain the function of the skin barrier and helps to reduce skin irritations,


Oatmeal Baths

Soothe irritated and irritated skin with colloidal oatmeal.


Coconut Oil

Applying virgin coconut oil can provide antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory benefits.



Known for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, honey can help heal wounds and soothe Eczema patches.



Acupuncture may help to reduce inflammation and improve the immune system, which may help to treat the symptoms of Eczema.


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Due to their identical symptoms of red, inflamed and itchy skin, it can be difficult to differentiate between Psoriasis and Eczema. However, understanding that Psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder with well-defined patches and an accelerated skin cell growth cycle, while Eczema involves hypersensitive reactions and manifests in various forms like atopic dermatitis and contact dermatitis, is crucial. A tailored approach to effective management is required in both conditions. Natural treatments and remedies can aid Psoriasis and alleviate Eczema symptoms. The quality of life for those who are affected can be greatly improved by identifying their specific triggers and through our wellness clinic’s specialised treatments.


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To learn more about Psoriasis, check out our other related blogs:

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How To Treat Eczema Using Iridology

How To Heal Psoriasis Naturally

Are Psoriasis and Eczema Related?





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