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Is dermatitis caused by doing drugs? Please advise!

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

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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Does dermatitis cause anything really bad if untreated?

Does dermatitis cause anything really bad if untreated?

Possible: Dermatitis (another name for eczema) is not inherently dangerous, but it tends to itch, which makes it miserable. Constant scratching leads to infection (impetigo), bleeding, and scarring. Since most types of dermatitis can be easily controlled by a dermatologist, it makes no sense to take those risks by leaving the condition untreated. ...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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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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Can sebbhoric dermatitis cause sudden severe diffuse hair fall?

Can sebbhoric dermatitis cause sudden severe diffuse hair fall?

No: Independent disorders. Ask your dad when he started losing his hair. Most of this is under genetic control. ...Read more

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Can spongiotic dermatitis cause a weakly positive ana?

Can spongiotic dermatitis cause a weakly positive ana?

Not necessarily: About 30% of the us population can have a false positive ana. ...Read more

Dermatitis (Definition)

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