Skin Changes / Dermatitis

Dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin. Dermatitis can also be used to describe several skin rashes which are caused by allergies, infections, or irritating substances. Such a rash can be mild or severe, thus, making the skin swollen or red.

The affected part of the skin can ooze, blister, or develop a crust. Some examples of dermatitis are dandruff, eczema (atopic dermatitis), and rashes caused when the skin comes in contact with objects like soap, poison ivy, jewelry, and so forth.

Fortunately, dermatitis is non-contagious. Nonetheless, the patient can become self-conscious or uncomfortable. You can treat the condition by a combination of medication and self-care steps.

Types and Causes of Dermatitis

The different types and causes of dermatitis include:

Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema): This kind of dermatitis is inherited. It often occurs in infants. It can be caused by various factors ranging from dry skin to immune system dysfunction, gene variation, environmental conditions, bacteria on the skin, and so forth.

Contact Dermatitis: This type of dermatitis usually occurs when the skin comes in contact with allergens and irritants like perfumes, poison ivy, jewelry that contains nickel, cosmetics products, cleaning agents, and lots more.

Seborrheic Dermatitis: This type of dermatitis can be caused by a yeast (fungus) found in the oil secretion area of the skin. The condition often varies with season.

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Symptoms of Dermatitis

Some of the symptoms of dermatitis include:

  • Skin Rashes

  • Redness of the skin

  • Blisters that ooze

  • Intense itching

  • Swelling of the face, eyes

  • Dry, cracking skin

  • Stiff or tight skin

  • Painful ulcer

Treatment

The type of treatment usually depends on the cause of dermatitis. Some common treatments that are usually recommended for the patient include:

Cortisone-Type Creams: Patient may need to use body cream that contains cortisone after taking their bath. In serious cases, the doctor can recommend drugs containing cortisone.

Antihistamines: Doctors also recommend Antihistamines to patients to help relieve the intense itching.

Dry Skin Care: For patients experiencing dry skin, lotions and creams will be recommended to keep the skin moisturized and hydrated.

Oatmeal Baths: Dermatitis patient can also take oatmeal baths to relieve itching.

Prevention

Below are some tips to help protect your skin and prevent dermatitis:

  • Avoid direct skin contact with substances that are known to cause a skin rash.

  • Wash skin areas that come in contact with allergic substances thoroughly.

  • Use hand cream and lotion often.

  • Take your bath with mild soap.

  • Wear cotton clothes.

  • Use moisturizers.

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Have you noticed any changes in your skin? Don’t wait until your condition becomes critical before visiting the doctor. Contact us today at Texas Vein Health. We are always ready to help.

Our services are affordable and well-detailed. Dr. Vijay S. Ramanath and his team of experts will be available to diagnose your condition and recommend the ideal treatment option for you. With us, your dermatitis issues will become a thing of the past. An amazing experience awaits you.

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