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Many hair pores all over body is turning red, forming pus, itchy, won't heal. Autopsy for a chronic injury shows psoriasiform dermatitis. Linked?

Many hair pores all over body is turning red, forming pus, itchy, won't heal. Autopsy for a chronic injury shows psoriasiform dermatitis. Linked?

Folliculitis: Sometimes using a water source like a hot tub can cause infection of the hair follicles. Suggest antibiotic along with gram stain and culture of one lesion. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Biopsy petechiae right arm: spongiotic psoriasiform dermatitis w/purpura. Drug eruption in a pt. W/underlying psoriasis or eruptive psoriasis exacerbated by a drug. What does this mean? Drug allergy?

Biopsy petechiae right arm: spongiotic psoriasiform dermatitis w/purpura. Drug eruption in a pt. W/underlying psoriasis or eruptive psoriasis exacerbated by a drug. What does this mean? Drug allergy?

See your doctor: This is what is called a "descriptive" path report. In these cases we construct a list of conditions that can produce this type of reaction pattern then try to narrow it down if possible. In these cases a good solid history needs to be taken to identify any possible cause (drug or other). I am afraid this can be a challenging process and sometimes we do not find the actual diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is psoriasiform spongiotic dermatitis?

What is psoriasiform spongiotic dermatitis?

Not a diagnosis: This is a non-specific description of a skin biopsy. It can be useful only when used with clinical correlation by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can a skin biopsy showing psoriasisiform dermitis confirm a suspected case of psoriatic arthritis?

Can a skin biopsy showing psoriasisiform dermitis confirm a suspected case of psoriatic arthritis?

Not for sure: The doctor might choose to perform a skin biopsy in order to rule out other possible skin conditions, sexually transmitted diseases, or infections. With a skin biopsy, the doctor may order a series of lab tests to determine whether certain bacteria, viruses, or fungi are present. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What causes eczema or dermatitis?

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What causes seborrhoeic dermatitis and how can I cure it?

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. ...Read more

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Why does fluorinated toothpaste cause peri oral dermatitis?

Possibly an allergy: Potentially there could be any number of things in the toothpaste causing an allergic reaction. One way to figure it out would be to use something like baking soda until things clear up, then add things back to see what the problem is. ...Read more

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How I can treat my daughters dermatitis caused by dribbling?

How I can treat my daughters dermatitis caused by dribbling?

Varies: As a father, who've had two kids with same problem, I can tell you no matter what you do, they will turn out fine as soon as they stop dribbling and get little older--just gives the parent heartache the meantime. One child we faithfully used Hydrocortisone and lotion daily. Second child we kept it as dry as we could, occasionally used Hydrocortisone and lotion. They both turned out okay. ...Read more

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How can I grow back eyebrows that fell out cause of seborreic dermatitis?

How can I grow back eyebrows that fell out cause of seborreic dermatitis?

Treat the problem: Treat the autoimmune problem, or get the real diagnosis and treat that. ...Read more

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What are the most common substances that cause allergic contact dermatitis?

Poison ivy, nickel.: Poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac
other plants
nickel or other metals
medications
antibiotics, especially those applied to the surface of the skin (topical)
topical anesthetics
other medications
rubber or latex
cosmetics
fabrics and clothing
detergents
solvents
adhesives
fragrances, perfumes
other chemicals and substance. ...Read more

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Organic, unscented detergent causes dermatitis in our house. Tide does not. Any idea what ingredient could be the culprit?

Organic, unscented detergent causes dermatitis in our house. Tide does not. Any idea what ingredient could be the culprit?

Do your homework: This is something you will need to look up yourself. Compare the ingredients in the detergents and try to find out what tide did not have that the others did. ...Read more

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What is causes you to get atopic dermatitis?

What is causes you to get atopic dermatitis?

Many factors: There is no single cause for atopic dermatitis. There r some common factors that a lot of ad patients share, such as dry skin, not producing enough natural antibiotics on the skin. But there are individual factors, such as food allergy, which can play an important role in some patients. ...Read more

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What is the most common thing to cause dermatitis?

What is the most common thing to cause dermatitis?

Dermatitis: Dermatitis is inflammation of the skin. The skin is usually red and itchy and may be scaly. Eczema or atopic dermatitis is probably most common, but there are many different causes, like allergic reactions, reactions to medications, infections, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, infections, and other inflammatory conditions of the skin. ...Read more

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Is dermatitis caused by doing drugs? Please advise!

Possibly: Consider re-asking and letting us know the specific drug you are referring to - so we can provide a more accurate answer. ...Read more

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Does contact dermatitis cause scaring? ...

Does contact dermatitis cause scaring? ...

Rarely: Most contact dermatitis eruptions when they resolve will at most leave pigment residuals either in the form of lighter skin or a brown stain. More severe cases, particularly those cases of irritant (as opposed to "allergic") contact dermatitis do have the capability of causing scarring. ...Read more

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What are types of dermatitis that can be caused by makeup?

What are types of dermatitis that can be caused by makeup?

Contact dermitis: Allergic and contact dermitis can be caused by an abnormal skin response to cosmetics. ...Read more

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Does anemia cause dermatitis?

Does anemia cause dermatitis?

Possibly associated: Anemia itself should not cause dermatitis; however, the cause of anemia may be associated--as an inflammatory process, which interferes with iron absorption.
Check with your doctor. ...Read more

Dermatitis (Definition)

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


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more