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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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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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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

Dermatitis (Definition)

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