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Dermatitis Overview

Dermatitis Overview

Also known as, Eczema, Contact dermatitis, Atopic dermatitis, Seborrheic dermatitis, Nummular dermatitis, Dyshidrotic dermatitis.

Dermatitis refers to inflammation of the skin, which can manifest as redness, swelling, itching, and sometimes blistering or scaling. It encompasses a range of conditions, including contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis (eczema), seborrheic dermatitis, and others.

Progression & Prognosis

The progression and prognosis of dermatitis vary depending on the specific type and severity of the condition. In many cases, dermatitis can be managed effectively with proper treatment and lifestyle modifications. However, chronic or severe cases may require ongoing management to control symptoms and prevent flare-ups.

scratching arm with dermatitis rash

Risk Factors & Underlying Conditions

  • Allergens: Exposure to certain metals, latex, plants, or chemicals can trigger allergic contact dermatitis.
  • Irritants: Contact with irritants such as soaps, detergents, solvents, or certain fabrics can lead to irritant contact dermatitis.
  • Genetic factors: Individuals with a family history of dermatitis or other allergic conditions may be at higher risk.
  • Immune system dysfunction: Conditions that weaken the immune system, such as HIV/AIDS or autoimmune disorders, can increase the risk of dermatitis.
  • Environmental factors: Dry or humid weather, temperature extremes, and pollution can exacerbate symptoms of dermatitis.

Symptoms of Dermatitis

  • Leathery skin
  • Flaky skin
  • Itchy skin
  • Redness and inflammation
  • Itching or Burning Sensation
  • Swelling or fluid blisters

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Treatments for Dermatitis

Lifestyle Changes

Lifestyle modifications, such as avoiding harsh soaps or detergents, wearing protective clothing, and practicing good skincare habits, can help prevent flare-ups and improve skin health for individuals with dermatitis.

Compression Stockings

Compression stockings offer a cost-effective and efficient method to enhance blood circulation in the lower extremities. With daily use, compression stockings can alleviate symptoms, enhance blood flow, and reduce the likelihood of blood clots forming. These stockings are suitable for both short-term and long-term use, as well as post-surgery recovery.

Other Treatments Include

Topical Corticosteroids, Moisturizers, Antihistamines, Phototherapy, and Immunosuppressants


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