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dermatitis
 

Dermatitis is a general term that describes an inflammation of the skin.  A number of health conditions, allergies, genetic factors, physical and mental stressors, and irritants can cause dermatitis.

 
Symptoms

Symptoms may include:

 

  • redness
  • swelling
  • itching
  • skin lesions
 
Treatments

Treatment may include:

 

  • medication
  • medicated shampoos
  • surgery
 
Types

Types of dermatitis include:

 

  • contact dermatitis - rash that results from repeated contact with irritants or contact with allergy-producing substances
  • neurodermatitis - chronic itchy skin condition localized to a certain areas of the skin
  • seborrheic dermatitis - scalp condition that may cause dandruff
  • stasis dermatitis - skin condition that is caused by a buildup of fluid under the skin of the legs
  • atopic dermatitis – also known as eczema or atopic eczema, a chronic itchy rash that tends to come and go
  • perioral dermatitis - bumpy rash around the mouth
Specialties
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  • dermatology

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