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Exfoliative Dermatitis - Know Everything About I

About

Peeling or redness of the skin over a large area or areas of the body
In more than 25% of the affected people, the cause is not known

- Usually requires diagnosis by a medical professional
- Lab tests imaging are often required
- Can affect both men and women
- Can be acute or chronic

Redness, peeling, and shedding of the skin is known as exfoliative dermatitis. Dermatitis is inflammation and irritation of the skin. In exfoliative dermatitis, this is accompanied by the shedding of the skin. This skin peeling can occur due to many reasons, and sometimes these causes are unknown.
Ages affected - can affect people of all ages - usually, it occurs in people above the age of 40 years.

Symptoms

Self-diagnosable
Symptoms include extreme reddening of the skin that spreads to large areas of the body, known as erythroderma. This is followed by inflammation and peeling of the skin. The skin can become scaly and rough.
Severe symptoms can be life-threatening and lead to acute infection, loss of electrolyte balance, and even cardiac failure.
People may experience
Itching and pain
Flu-like symptoms such as chills and fever, heat loss from the damaged skin, and weakness
A decrease in the blood volume, protein deficiency, and dehydration
Skin loses its ability to protect and increases the risk of infection

Treatment

Needs specialist care, probably in a hospital
Medications
Medicines to reduce pain and inflammation, medicated bath, topical creams to reduce dryness and itchiness
Steroids
Antibiotics to treat infection
Antihistamines
Specialist
Phototherapy, and other treatments to reduce skin shedding and other symptoms. Talk to an mfine specialist today to prevent complications.

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Primecare Hospital

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Dr. Sharath Gurrala

Dr. Sharath Gurrala

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Dr. Jaidev N.C.

Dr. Jaidev N.C.

MD - DVL,

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