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Dermatitis: What it is and things you should know

About

Dermatitis is a skin inflammation in general. It is characterized by dry, red, swollen, and itchy skin.

There are more than 18 million Americans who have atopic dermatitis.

-It can affect people of all ages.
-It is short-term and can be treated within a few days or weeks.
-It is usually self-diagnosable.
-It is not contagious.

If not treated it can become blistered, swollen, scalier and worst. It is mainly of four types viz. atopic dermatitis (also known as eczema and develop in infancy), contact dermatitis (caused by contact with certain irritant), Dyshidrotic (affects hands & feet) and Seborrheic dermatitis (common on scalp).

Symptoms

Self-diagnosable
The common symptoms include red and itchy skin due to allergy, virus or when gets in contact with the irritants.

People may experience:
Pain areas- affected skin
Burning sensation and blisters
Infected, scaly skin and swelling
Sun sensitivity
Also common: cracked skin, rashes, weeping, dark skin, peeling, hives,

Treatment

Self Care: Avoiding allergy-causing substances & irritants, keeping skin moist, taking bath or shower, using gentle soaps and cleansers, avoiding scratching/itching

Medications: Over the counter medications, antibiotics, antifungal relieve inflammation and itching, Moisturisers/emollients (should be taken only on doctor’s advice)

Specialists: It is serious problem and needs treatment. Here, at Mfine you get answers to all your problems. Check Mfine and get the best medical advice from the best dermatologists.

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Dr. Girish Panth

Dr. Girish Panth

MD- Dermatology

33+ years exp

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Apollo Hospitals

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Dermatologist

Dr. D. Indira

Dr. D. Indira

MD, DVL - Dermatology (PGIMER, Chandigarh)

25+ years exp

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Aster Prime Hospital

Hyderabad

Dermatologist

Dr. Praveen Rodrigues

Dr. Praveen Rodrigues

MD - Dermatology

25+ years exp

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North Bangalore Hospital

Bangalore

Dermatologist

Dr. Syed Hidayathulla

Dr. Syed Hidayathulla

MRCGP (UK), M.B.B.S, Fellowship in Aesthetic Medicine

24+ years exp

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Primecare Hospital

Bangalore

Dermatologist

Dr. Sharath Gurrala

Dr. Sharath Gurrala

MS Gen.Surgery, MRCS (Edinburgh), MRCS (Ireland), MRCGP, DFFP, MCh Plastic Surge...

21+ years exp

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KIMS Hospital

Hyderabad

Dermatologist

Dr. Jaidev N.C.

Dr. Jaidev N.C.

MD - DVL,

17+ years exp

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Apollo Hospitals

Bangalore

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