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What is the difference?

between dermatitis and psoriasis?

 
Christmaslver68

Asked by Christmaslver68 at 9:14 AM on May. 3, 2011 in Health

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  • no, not weak immune syster, defective...it's autoimmune meaning your body attacks itself
    josiesmommy00

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 1:07 PM on May. 3, 2011

  • One is a skin reaction to an irritant (dermatitis) that anyone could get. Psoriasis is an actual skin condition due to an immune system disorder that is managed rather than cured. I suggest reading about both at the National Library of Medicine/MedlinePlus for good information.
    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/psoriasis.html
    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000869.htm
    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/rashes.html


    jmpj8107

    Answer by jmpj8107 at 9:33 AM on May. 3, 2011

  • what she said..... also people with other auto immune "disorders" are more prone to psoriasis
    josiesmommy00

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 9:35 AM on May. 3, 2011

  • Exactly what the first poster said ... psoriasis (and eczema) are inflammation due to a weakened immune system.
    FootballMom85

    Answer by FootballMom85 at 10:12 AM on May. 3, 2011

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