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Dermatitis


Types of Dermatitis:

peri-oral dermatitis, peri-oral refers to the facial area around the mouth while dermatitis pertains to inflammation, redness or irritation of the skin. In addition, there are usually small red bumps or even pus bumps and mild peeling as the skin is extremely aggravated.

Seborrheic dermatitis is a non-contagious condition that causes flaking and redness of the skin. It occurs when there is inflammation in areas of the skin where sebaceous (skin oil) glands are concentrated. It usually affects the scalp, but can also affect other parts of the body, such as eyebrows, eyelids, the folds of the nose, lips, behind or inside the ears, in the external ear, the forehead and the chin and the skin of the trunk, particularly around the navel, in the skin folds under the arms, in the groin, or under the breasts. Seborrheic dermatitis appears to run in families.

The most common form of eczema is atopic dermatitis. Atopic dermatitis is marked by dryness, thickening, and even scarring. This chronic condition is not contagious; the cause is hereditary and usually begins in infancy as a rash on the scalp, face or upper extremities of the baby.

Infantile seborrheic dermatitis, or cradle cap is found on the baby's scalp, face and upper torso. Many foods affects this eczema skin disorder so you may began to find the food triggers. Likewise detergents from washing clothes and wool clothing may affect others.

Contact dermatitis affects those that come into contact with various substances or agents that irritates the skin. Usually the rash symptoms will be burning or itching symptoms along with skin.

Allergic contact dermatitis is very similar to contact dermatitis except an allergic response or allergens create a skin rash or allergy to the substance. Usually allergic contact dermatitis last only a few days with the typical symptoms of itching, redness of the skin and swelling. A typical agent would be poison ivy tat causes itching and redness and sometimes causes swelling of the skin.

Photoallergic dermatitis occurs as a red sensitivity to an over exposure to sunlight.

The symptoms of dyshidrotic dermatitis of the fingers, hands and feet results in a red itching skin that can develop blisters and obviously very painful. We obviously use our feet for walking and our hands and fingers for almost everything we do. Women have dyshidrotic dermatitis more often than men as some believe that they use their hands more for cleaning around the home but that is not always the case.

Pustular dermatitis has symptoms of a red rash and possibly with scales that appear as lesions with yellow pus in some patients. Some may have symptoms of cracks in the skin

Hyperlinearity atopic dermatitis is always found only in the palms of the hands with lines appearing on the palms. Some of the lines can have deeper cracks but with little redness.

Xerotic eczema is sometimes called winter itch as it occurs during the dry winter season when many homes have less water in the air. Most often retirees are affected in the areas of their hands, arms, and lower legs. The symptoms are red, crevices of dry skin cracks, and painful especially where the skin bends or flexes on the hands.

Stasis dermatitis usually affects the lower inner legs with a red rash due to poor circulation. The elderly is more often affected and with some patients have sore called stasis ulcer due to a break down or poor healing of the skin areas.

Nummular dermatitis has a round shape of red patch skin of the legs and arms. It is not ringworms but sometimes appears as ringworms due to the 'round shape'. Some patients may have nummular dermatitis of the buttocks or the trunk of the body. Most often those that are retired are affected.



Learn more about the dual effect of rosacea and dermatitis at The International Rosacea Foundation.

More Information about dermatitis can be found at The International Eczema-Psoriasis Foundation.

More Information about treating and living with dermatitis can be found at Dermatitis-Ltd.