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Difference between psoriasis and dermatitis

by Guest11310  |  10 years, 1 month(s) ago

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Although I am not a doctor and have nothing to do with the world of medicine but I always like adding up to my knowledge about diseases and infections. There are some people around who think that I am a doctor but it is probably because of the knowledge that I have. A couple of days back while searching images of the patients suffering from dermatitis, I discovered that the condition is very much similar to what I have seen in case of psoriasis. Nevertheless, I would like to know whether psoriasis and dermatitis are two names of one single disease or they are two altogether different states since both involve redness of the skin.

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  1. Harrydgr8

    It is true that both psoriasis and dermatitis usually involve redness of the skin in the affected area. However, psoriasis also produces silvery scales forming on top of the red rash. On the other hand, Dermatitis is an inflammation or rash of the skin and is painful rather than being simply itchy. Sometimes It appears as dry with a burning sensation. Unlike psoriasis on the scalp is harmless for the hairs, dermatitis scalp results in hair loss.

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