Eczema Versus Psoriasis: Are You Treating the Right Condition?

The season of winter skin freakouts is in full swing. If you’re noticing annoying new areas of irritation and have promptly taken to WebMD to self-diagnose and treat your symptoms, we urge you to stop. Though you are not alone, Googling medical conditions almost always results in diagnosing yourself with the worst possible ailment (at least, that’s been our experience). Some of the most common skin problems that flare up this time of year happen to appear remarkably similar, but the treatments are not interchangeable. Enter: the dermatologist. To clear up the differences between eczema and psoriasis, we called in Dr. Vermén Verallo-Rowell. Keep reading to find out if you’ve been treating the right condition.