Re: Is this psoriasis, eczema, or other?!
Psoriasis generally develops on your joints (and tends to go hand-in-hand with arthritis), but it can appear anywhere. Usually red and inflamed with silvery patches that flake off and can be itchy. What you're describing could be a type of psoriasis, but I'm leaning more toward eczema. I've seen a lot of psoriasis as it runs in my family, and there are some medications you can get that are proven to help clear it up although they can be damaging to the liver. Whether it's psoriasis or eczema though, most resources I've read agree to avoid heavily scented soaps, body sprays, and lotions as they can cause more irritation. Lye based soaps can dry out your skin and cause more irritation too. Best way to determine what it is is to see a dermatologist. Once you pinpoint what it is, you'll be better able to take action against it spreading or getting worse.