What is Dermatitis ?
Dermatitis is a generic term that describes an inflammation of the skin. Dermatitis can have many different causes and manifest in many ways. Usually, it produces an itchy rash on red, inflammated skin.
Skin affected by dermatitis may blister, drain, form a crust, or become scaly. Examples of dermatitis include atopic dermatitis (eczema), dandruff, and skin eruptions caused by contact with various substances, such as poison ivy, soaps, and nickel jewelry.
Dermatitis is a common condition that is not contagious, but can make you feel uncomfortable and inhibited. A combination of self-care steps and medications can help treat dermatitis.
The most common types of dermatitis include the following symptoms:
Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
The red skin eruption may burn, itch, or sting. Blisters may appear.
This condition produces scaly skin patches, redness, and a persistent coating. It usually affects oily areas of the body, such as the face, upper chest, and back.
Various conditions, allergies, genetic characteristics and irritants can cause different types of dermatitis:
- Atopic dermatitis (eczema). This type of dermatitis is probably related to several factors, including dry skin, genetic variation, immune system dysfunction, the presence of bacteria on the skin, and environmental conditions.
- Contact dermatitis. This condition occurs as a result of direct contact with various skin-irritants or allergens, such as poison ivy, nickel-containing jewelry, cleaning products, perfumes, cosmetic products, and even preservatives in creams and lotions.
- Seborrheic dermatitis. This condition can be caused by a yeast (fungus) in the oil on the skin.
Many alternative therapies, including those mentioned below, have helped some patients treat dermatitis. However, the evidence for their effectiveness is inconclusive.
- Dietary supplements, such as vitamin D and probiotics, for atopic dermatitis
- Brown rice broth (applied on the skin) against atopic dermatitis
- Tea tree oil, alone or added to shampoo, against seborrheic dermatitis
- Fish oil supplements against seborrheic dermatitis
- Aloe vera against seborrheic dermatitis.
Acne medications are useful in reducing the production of oils, accelerating the renewal of skin cells, fighting bacterial infection, or reducing inflammation, all of which prevent the formation of scars.
The treatment regimen that your doctor recommends will depend on your age, the type and severity of your acne, and your diagnosis. The affected skin may need to be washed and treated with medication twice a day for several weeks. Often, a combination of topical and oral medications is used.
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