Eczema and Psoriasis

Some of the traditional ingredients we work with when formulation eczema and psoriasis treatments include salicylic acid, dithranol, sulphur, LPC, and coal tar. We also compound with modern ingredients like tacrolimus or clobetasol as ointments, cream and gels.

Both eczema and psoriasis involve skin inflammation which can be fairly noticeable. Because of this, many people tend to confuse the two skin conditions, but in reality they are completely different. Here are some of the major differences between psoriasis and eczema.

Difference Between Eczema and Psoriasis

Eczema is also known as atopic dermatitis and is a chronic condition of the skin that usually develops during childhood. People with this condition will have skin that is itchy, cracked, dry and red. Sometimes it will also involve pimple-like eruptions, thick skin and crusty sores. It is also possible that people with eczema will experience that their skin becomes dry and cracked so that it bleeds or becomes crusted over and oozes.

Psoriasis is a skin condition that involves the development of scaly, dry, itchy and red patches of skin. Plaque psoriasis is the most common but there are many different forms of the condition. Plaque psoriasis gets its name from plaques, the name given to the red patches that are slightly elevated and characteristic of the condition. They frequently begin as small bumps but become worse and may eventually be covered with white scales. When the scales begin to come off, scaling is common.

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