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infectious eczematoid dermatitis

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
19 years experience Dermatology
Depends on cause: Eczema or dermatitis are general terms we use to describe a group of inflammed skin conditions that causes chronic, itchy rashes. Types of eczema incl ... Read More
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Dr. M. Christine Lee
28 years experience Dermatology
Depends on what kind: Depends on what kind of dermatitis. That's a very nonspecific term for any rash of the skin. Sone rashes are infectious in nature such as tinea corpor ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
21 years experience Allergy and Immunology
From NCBI: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002451/.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Damian Cornacchia
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Variable: Dermatitis is a broad term meaning "inflammation of the skin" there are some conditions mostly microbial(virus/bacteria) that are spread by direct co ... Read More
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not really: Dermatitis just means a skin inflammation. Most are not contagious but a few such as impetigo may.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Contagious: Perianal streptococcal dermatitis ? Yes.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dora Chizea
48 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Physically see Doc..: 27 y/o Female asks, is there an infectious disease that makes you pass out, muscle atrophy, neck or back pain and dermatitis like rash on upper arms? ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
45 years experience Family Medicine
Depends on Sex: Not whether you are sexually active, but what sex are you. A female (and rarely male in urethra) can have active lesions which cannot be seen. It is ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Despain
37 years experience Dermatology
Varies: This question is so open ended. Hours, days, weeks, months, years- depends upon the cause. Lets get a diagnosis!
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
16 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: Rashes are notoriously difficult to diagnose online. You should see your family practice physician and have him look at it to determine the type of ra ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can examine: Rashes are hard to describe in words. A doctor's exam, in-person or on video like on HealthTap, can help decide what rash bumps on the skin might be. ... Read More
A 2-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
42 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
We cannot diagnose: your child's rash over the internet so there is no way to know if it is contagious. Take your child to a health care provider for evaluation.

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