Dermatitis - Causes, Symptoms and Treatment to Get Rid of Dermatitis Fast
Dermatitis is also called as eczema. It is a blanket term which means inflammation of the skin. Hence, it is an inflammation of skin. Generally in dermatitis a reddish, itchy and swollen skin is found in this disease. It is not life threatening or contagious disease. But it can make you feel uncomfortable and self conscious. A combination of self-care steps and medications can help you treat dermatitis. Since many things can irritate the skin, a doctor will try to narrow the diagnosis to a specific category of dermatitis, even though treatment is similar for most types of skin irritation and inflammation. Many types of dermatitis are found. Some of those are
- Contact dermatitis
- Nummular dermatitis
- Atopic dermatitis
- Seborrheic dermatitis
- Stasis dermatitis
- Perioral dermatitis
- The cause of the disease may vary in infants and adults. Seborrheic dermatitis may be related to hormones, because the disorder often appears in infancy and disappears before puberty.
- Ihe cause may be a fungus. This organism is present in skin in small numbers but sometimes the population increases to cause skin problems.
- It may also be a cause of neurologic disorders such as Parkinson's disease and epilepsy.
- Dermatitis results from direct contact with one of many irritants or allergens. Some of the allergens which make the skin to irritate are laundry soap or detergents or metal such as nickel. The more allergens are jewelry, perfume, cosmetics or ingredients too.
- The allergy may be from food. Many kind of food such as an egg or wheat make the allergy.
- A red rash is the usual reaction. It appears immediately in irritant contact dermatitis, but sometimes in allergic contact dermatitis the rash does not appear for 1-2 days after the exposure
- The itching and burn will be felt. The burn is very strong and it is sometimes looks impossible to control.
- In attempts to relieve the intolerable itching, the child rubs his head, cheeks, and other affected areas with a hand, a pillow, or anything within reach.
- you may feel Tenderness of the skin in the exposed area
- There may be some swelling and blistering. The skin may become thicker and dry and scaly if the allergen persists.
- The allergens should be avoided. For example if your skin is allergic to jewelry then this should be avoided.
- A reasonable recommendation for bathing is once daily with warm water for approximately five to 10 minutes. Soap should not be used unless it is needed for the removal of dirt.
- Although dermatitis gets well with simple treatment but if it is to respond to topical treatments or is too severe for topical treatment alone, phototherapy may be helpful. But you should know that phototherapy is not suited to all.
- Apply topical steroid like cream or ointment to the skin where itchy patches are present, for approximately 10 days. These should be applied once or maximum twice daily.
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