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eczema and psoriasis how to tell them apart

Eczema causes an intense itch. It can get so bad that you scratch enough to make your skin bleed.

If you have psoriasis, you also could be itchy, but there’s something extra going on. Your skin may sting or burn. Some people say it feels like you’re getting bitten by fire ants.

Eczema makes your skin red and inflamed. It may be scaly, oozing, or crusty. You may see rough, leathery patches that are sometimes dark. It can also cause swelling.

There are some things that are similar in the way psoriasis appears. You may have red patches. They may be silvery and scaly – and raised up high. But if you look closely, the skin is thicker and more inflamed than eczema