February 16, 2020 2 min read
Dermatitis is a general term that describes an inflammation of the skin. Dermatitis can have many causes and occurs in many forms. It usually involves an itchy rash on swollen, reddened skin. Skin affected by dermatitis may blister, ooze, develop a crust or flake off.
The most common types of dermatitis are:
Atopic dermatitis this red, itchy rash most commonly occurs where the skin flexes — inside the elbows, behind the knees and the front of the neck. It may be accompanied by allergic conditions like asthma or hay fever.
Contact dermatitis: the two types of contact dermatitis are allergic and irritant. Allergic contact dermatitis results from an immune response to an allergen like hair dye, jewellery containing nickel, soaps and cosmetics, and latex. Irritant contact dermatitis results from coming into direct contact with a substance that is irritating to your skin, such as household cleaners and industrial chemicals. The main symptom is a red rash that may burn, sting or itch.
Seborrheic dermatitis: this condition causes scaly patches, red skin and stubborn dandruff. It usually affects oily areas of the body, such as the face, upper chest and back. It can be a long-term condition with periods of remission and flare-ups. In infants, this disorder is known as cradle cap.
Tips to prevent and treat contact dermatitis:
In most cases, contact dermatitis does not require professional medical treatment. The most important way to prevent contact dermatitis is to identify your triggers and avoid them. If the substance causing the contact dermatitis is removed and you are not exposed to it again, your rash will probably disappear on its own in less than three weeks or sooner with treatment.
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