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Dermatitis

A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
Pediatrics 35 years experience
See below: Inflammatory skin response. It can be due to infection, allergy or other reasons.
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Rheumatology 37 years experience
Very vague term: Many different rashes are referred to as dermatitis.

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
DERMATITIS: It depends on the kind of dermatitis. Some are recurrent , others respond easity to treatment.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
The skin is: The largest organ in the body. A breach in its integrity can lead to a more invasive and serious infection, i.e., flesh eating bacteria. Cosmetic issu... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sax
Dermatology 25 years experience
Yes: Dermatitis is fairly non-specific. Allergic dermatitis can be caused by exposure to an allergen such as poison ivy. Repeated exposure to the allerge... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
Not specific enough: "dermatitis" just means "inflammation of the skin". In other words, pretty much every rash is a "dermatitis". Without a more specific idea of what is ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Yes: Essential fatty acids such as flaxseed oil and zinc can be helpful.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology 71 years experience
CUTEMOL: WHAT ARE YOU USING CUTEMOL CREAM FOR? WHAT KIND OF DERMATITIS DO YOU HAVE? IT IS SUPPOSED TO WORK FOR DRY SKIN, BRITTLE NAILS, AND OTHER DRY CRACKED S... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
NUMMULAR DERMATITIS: Common with dry skin. Try to lubricate skin to prevent drying before applying steroid cream.Oral antibiotics may be given for inflamed lesions. For wi... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Depends: It depends on the cause. Unfortunately the cause for chronic dermatitis is often unknown but most do seem to go away after a few years.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
Usually not.: "dermatitis" just means "inflammation of the skin". In other words, pretty much every rash is a "dermatitis". Even if you are using "dermatitis" as a ... Read More

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