If you’ve just been diagnosed with psoriasis, you may have a few questions about it. Here are answers to some of the more common ones people ask.

What’s the difference between psoriasis and eczema?

To an untrained eye, these conditions may seem alike. But while they’re both skin diseases, they’re not the same. In fact, “They’re 100 percent different,” says Whitney High, MD, an associate professor of dermatology and the director of the Dermatopathology Laboratory at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

Psoriasis doesn’t usually affect children, High says. But eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is a childhood disease. Eczema also tends to…


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