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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Lichenoid Dermatitis

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What is lichenoid dermatitis?

What is lichenoid dermatitis?

Lichenoid derm: Lichenification is the thickening of the skin due to either excess scratching or the underlying skin condition.

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Dermatitis (Definition)

Dermatitis means inflammation of skin. Contact dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis and seborrheic dermatitis are ...Read more


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I have lupus, after a biopsy found out I have lichenoid dermatitis. I take 20 mg of prednisone a day but it doesn't seem to be helping. Help.?

See your doctor: You should discuss your concerns with your doctor. Lupus is a serious disease and treatment can be complicated. That being said, your doctor may increase the prednisone.

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What are the common ingredients that cause dermatitis?

What are the common ingredients that cause dermatitis?

Depends on type: "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 going on, it is impossible to recommend treatment. Even if you are using "dermatitis" as a synonym for "eczema" (as some do), the possibilities are still too broad, since there are so many different kinds of eczema.

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What cause of ceborric dermatitis in child?

What cause of ceborric dermatitis in child?

See below.: Seborrheic dermatitis is aggravated by changes in humidity, changes in seasons, trauma (eg, scratching), or emotional stress, but someone has to have an underlying tendency to it for it to show up at all. Depending on where it is, how severe it is, and how old you child is, there are treatments available. Your child's doctor can work with you to find the best treatment for your child.

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What causes eczema or dermatitis?

Genetics allergies: People inherit the tendency toward allergic conditions as eczema. You have dry sensitive skin which loses water. Barrier creams such as eletone and hylatopic can be helpful in treating the condition.

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Do allergies cause some dermatitis?

Yes: You will probably need to see your dermatologist and a allergist to have this treated.

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What can cause nummular dermatitis?

What can cause nummular dermatitis?

Numular eczema: Nummular ("coin-shaped") eczema (dermatitis) is just a variation on chronic eczema in which you get scattered patches of eczema 1-2" in diameter. They usually respond much better to steroid creams that the diffuse type of eczema. Symptoms are reddening and scaling of the skin and itch.

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What can cause perioral dermatitis?

What can cause perioral dermatitis?

Not clear.: The exact cause of perioral dermatitis is not known. However, it may appear after strong topical steroid creams are applied to the face to treat other conditions. (strong topical steroids should never be applied to the face.) the Fluoride in toothpaste is sometimes blamed, but I think it is rarely (if ever) the cause.

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Can contact dermatitis cause scarring?

Can contact dermatitis cause scarring?

Yes: But over time it may lighten if the irritant is removed.

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How is dermatitis herpetiformis caused?

How is dermatitis herpetiformis caused?

Gluten: Dermatitis herpetiformis is related to gluten. Dh can be diagnosed with skin biopsy. Blood tests may also help. Complete elimination of gluten will make the condition go away.

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What causes cosmetic contact dermatitis?

Allergy: When you are allergic to one of the ingredients of the cosmetic in question, you will develop contact dermatitis. Unfortunately it is frequently difficult to identify the specific ingredient that is causing the problem, since cosmetic companies often keep their formulas secret. A dermatologist can help you do it, though, with patch testing.

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What can cause dermatitis herpetiformis?

What can cause dermatitis herpetiformis?

Unknown: The cause of dermatitis herpetiformis is unknown. However, there is a strong link to celiac sprue disease (gluten insensitivity). One of the recommended treatments for dermatitis herpetiformis is a gluten-free diet, which may allow the patient to avoid medications.

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Dermatitis seborrheic cause hairloss, what to do?

Dermatitis seborrheic cause hairloss, what to do?

Dermatitis: Dermatitis can result in hair loss if the head is involved in the dermatitis. I would strongly recommend you see a dermatologist.

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What causes seborrhoeic dermatitis and how can I cure it?

Not curable: Its controllable, not curable. Cause is unknown but is is aggrevated by a yeast that lives in the skin. Treatments are medications that inhhibit the yeast (zinc based usually) or steroid type meds that suppress the inflammation.

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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