Psoriasis vs. Fungus

Especially around the hands and feet, it can be difficult to distinguish between psoriasis and fungus. In fact, nails with psoriasis on the fingers or toes are more likely to develop fungus, meaning it is likely to have both skin conditions at the same time. When it is difficult to distinguish between psoriasis and nail fungus, both conditions should be treated simultaneously.

Fast Facts:

  • Treatment for only psoriasis or fungus may leave the other condition untreated and would provide little benefit.
  • Consult a physician before beginning any treatment plan for a skin condition.
  • Generally, the most distinguishing characteristic between psoriasis and fungus is that nails with psoriasis are usually pitted, while nails with fungus are not.
  • Psoriasis or fungus can also be confused with eczema.