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Dermatitis means an itchy inflammation of the skin.

About 31.6 million Americans are estimated to have been diagnosed with the symptoms of eczema, including 17.8 million people diagnosed with the symptoms of atopic dermatitis. [1]

-It is self-diagnosable
-It is self-treatable. Some severe cases may require medical intervention
-It is short-term and typically resolves within a few days or a few weeks

Dermatitis may cause your skin to blister, ooze, develop a crust or flake off. The different types of dermatitis include atopic dermatitis (eczema), dandruff, and rashes caused by contact with any reactive substances like nickel in artificial jewelry, soap, and other allergens.

Symptoms

The symptoms of dermatitis generally depend upon the cause. The following symptoms may be observed in the causes stated below:
● Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema): A red, itchy rash which can cause it to leak fluid and crust over when scratched.
● Contact Dermatitis: Caused due to coming in contact with an allergen. Red rash which may cause stinging or burning and may develop blisters.
● Seborrheic Dermatitis: Scaly patches and dry skin which causes flaking and persistent dandruff.

Treatment

Self-care: Prevention techniques include making lifestyle changes like wearing comfortable clothing, having a warm bath and taking steps to moisturize your skin may help.

Medication: Over-the-counter medication like Hydrocortisone cream or calamine lotion may help relieve inflammation and itching. Oral antihistamines like diphenhydramine can be used in case of severe itching

● Treatment plans include Corticosteroid creams, calcineurin inhibitors or using phototherapy.
Specialists: Most cases of dermatitis generally resolve on their and require no medical intervention. However, it is best to consult your doctor if the symptoms are persistent or recurring. Feel free to contact our doctors at mfine for professional advice on all areas of healthcare for your overall well-being.

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