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What is Dermatitis?

Dermatitis is simply the swelling of the skin. It is a category of skin conditions which, in addition, may be characterized by redness and itching.

Types of Dermatitis

Some common types of dermatitis:

  • Contact / Allergic dermatitis
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Dermatitis herpetiformis
  • Nummular dermatitis
  • Seborrheic dermatitis
  • Stasis dermatitis
  • Symptoms of Dermatitis

  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Swelling
  • Raised bumps
  • Blisters
  • Causes of Dermatitis

  • Allergic reactions
  • Contact with a chemical or physical physical irritant
  • Poor blood circulation
  • Dry skin
  • Diagnosis of Dermatitis

    Because of the many kinds of dermatitis, it is best to diagnose the condition with the help of a dermatologist. He or she will be able to differentiate and conduct tests to identify which specific condition you have and what the best treatment for that condition is.

    Dermatitis Treatment

    Depending on the condition, a topical treatment is usually used. An oral medication may also be prescribed.

    Learn about Irritant Contact Dermatitis.

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