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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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Could untreated Perioral Dermatitis for 8 months cause thinning and less elastic skin? If yes will it ever bounce back to normal?

Could untreated Perioral Dermatitis for 8 months cause thinning and less elastic skin? If yes will it ever bounce back to normal?

YES: AND YES at age 25 the skin can pretty much "bounce back" to any TEMPORARY loss of elasticity such as a simple dermatitis without scarring!

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Can glutton cause dermatitis around nose to flare. I have cream to keep it under control, but I've been eating a lot of bread Lately and broke out bad?

Can glutton cause dermatitis around nose to flare. I have cream to keep it under control, but I've been eating a lot of bread Lately and broke out bad?

Dermatitis?: If you have a real dermatitis on the face, it may be rosacea, seborrhea, acne, or any of dozens of other less-common illnesses. If you spend your time reading "pop" claims about "gluten" causing everything, you'll never get any of these accurately diagnosed or treated effectively. If the rash is obvious to others, get it seen by your physician, now or at your next routine physical. ...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!

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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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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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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Do allergies cause some dermatitis?

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?

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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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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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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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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How can I cure atopic dermatitis...what is the cause?

How can I cure atopic dermatitis...what is the cause?

Atopic dermatitis: Atopic dermatitis is a skin condition characterized by dry, wrinkled, itchy and occasionally red skin. Symptoms can be reduced with hypoallergenic cleansers and moisturizers such as Cetaphil, and fragrance/dye free detergents. Topical steroids are also helpful. This condition stems from a hypersensitivity reaction of the immune system. It is controllable, not curable. ...Read more

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Do cures for dermatitis such as "temovate" cause cancer?

Do cures for dermatitis such as "temovate" cause cancer?

Not known now.: There are many side effects, like allergic reaction, swelling of mouth, redness, hirsuitism, weight gain, muscle weakness, etc. As it is a steroid. However, there does not seem to be any obvious link to cancer. And many people have minor or no effects. It may cause cushing's syndrome, and in diabetics, it can raise the glucose levels, requiring dose adjustment. If the side effects occur see dr. ...Read more

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What is the root cause of atopic dermatitis? Is it eczema?

What is the root cause of atopic dermatitis? Is it eczema?

Atopic dermatitis: Atopic dermatitis is also called eczema, dermatitis, or atopy. Most commonly, it may be thought of as a type of skin allergy or sensitivity. The atopic dermatitis triad includes asthma, allergies (hay fever), and eczema. There is a known hereditary component of the disease, and it is seen more in some families. The hallmarks of the disease include skin rashes and itching. ...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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Is bad to masturbate when you have dermatitis?

Is bad to masturbate when you have dermatitis?

Generally not.: Depending on how pervasive the process is, there may be specific limitations. However, as a rule, I am not aware of a contraindication. ...Read more

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What can I do if my boyfriend has had bad dermatitis since june. Does anyone have a good remedy?

What can I do if my boyfriend has had bad dermatitis since june. Does anyone have a good remedy?

Dermatitis: There are a number of causes of dermatitis. Treatment depends on the cause. See your dermatologist to have a specific diagnosis established and then therapy can be prescribed. ...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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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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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

Dermatitis (Definition)

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


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