Dermatitis– What You Need to Know

Dermatitis is a simple term used for inflammation in the skin. It is actually a condition that points to several causes and diseases. Usually, it appears as disturbed or inflamed skin with itchiness, rash, swelling, dryness, and redness of the skin that is affected by dermatitis. The skin might also get flaked off or have any blisters. Some of the common examples of diseases with this condition include eczema, contact dermatitis, and dandruff.

It is usually not contagious, but the condition might make you feel uncomfortable. Atopic dermatitis, a type of dermatitis, affects 15 to 20 percent of the pediatric population and 1 to 3 percent of the total adult population worldwide.

The Signs and Symptoms of Dermatitis

Some of the signs and symptoms of dermatitis according to different conditions include the following:

Red and itchy rashes on areas where flexion normally forms in the case of atopic dermatitis

Blister formation or itchiness on exposed areas to the skin in the case of contact dermatitis

Seborrheic dermatitis – Red, itchy, and flaky stubborn dandruff which normally appears in hair and on the face

Follicular eczema – Thickening of the skin with the appearance of bumps usually occurs in people with relatively darker skin.

The Causes of Dermatitis

Health conditions like celiac disease or inflammatory bowel syndrome, allergies, medication interactions, age, and occupation like healthcare or metal-related jobs are some causes behind these dermatological conditions.

The Treatment of Dermatitis

  • Doxycycline
  • Minocycline
  • Oral isotretinoin
  • Prednisone
  • Soothing ointments
  • Anti-inflammatory topical creams

These are some of the treatment options for this skin condition. However, the corticosteroid is also sometimes used in treating this disease. The basic principle to manage this condition is to make sure the skin barrier remains intact by moisturizing. Also, there is a high need to take care of hygiene. Accumulation of sweat in any area for a long time can give rise to problematic signs like rashes, so care must be taken by the individual.


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