What's the difference between Eczema, Dermatitis and Psoriasis?

What's the difference between Eczema, Dermatitis and Psoriasis?

Skin conditions can appear in various forms, causing discomfort and pain.

Among the most common are eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis.

While these skin conditions share similarities, each one has unique characteristics.


Eczema is often itchy, red with dry patches. It is always dry and sensitive skin. It can appear anywhere on the body but is particularly on the face, hands and feet.

There may be a genetic predisposition, environmental triggers like allergens or chemicals and food allergens and intolerances.


Dermatitis can arise with exposure to chemicals or irritants, like hand washing, cosmetic products, or work place related products that are used by hairdressers, beauticians, hospitality workers and health care workers.

It can appear as dryness, with dry patches, and develop into redness with swelling, a rash type appearance and crusting depending on the type of dermatitis.


Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disorder. It can be healed however with the proper care and health advice.

It is a condition where there is a rapid turnover of skin cells. The formation of thick, scaly patches, raised red patches covered with scales of skin. Itching and discomfort makes this a very difficult condition to live with.

Psoriasis can appear anywhere on the body including the private parts and even in the ears.

Triggers such as immune disorders, inflammatory foods, genetic factors, stress and even medications can bring on psoriasis in some people.

The great thing about skin it responds quickly to the right nutrients, lifestyle changes and therapeutic skin treatment.

Here's the good news...

Skin is an incredibly responsive entity. It eagerly embraces the healing power of nourishing nutrients, transformative lifestyle changes, and specialized therapeutic skin treatments.

Your skin is consistent throughout your body, adapting to the right treatment no matter where the disorder may erupt.  By seeking guidance from a knowledgeable naturopath and adjusting your lifestyle accordingly, plus using a sensitive skin healing moisturizer, you can take back control of your condition. In fact, with dedication and perseverance, you may even find yourself bidding farewell to those skin disorders once and for all!

Take heart there is a remedy for most problems with the right advice.

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