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Is Dermatitis Contagious
Depends on cause: Eczema or dermatitis are general terms we use to describe a group of inflammed skin conditions that causes chronic, itchy rashes. Types of eczema include: allergic, contact, irritant, nummular eczema, and many others. For the most part, these are not contagious but rather may involve a person's overactive immune system in the presence of certain conditions, materials or allergens. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Variable: Dermatitis is a broad term meaning "inflammation of the skin" there are some conditions mostly microbial(virus/bacteria) that are spread by direct contact. There are some spread by other means like chicken pox which is caught by spread of "fomites" or sputum like the common cold. In general barrier protection and careful hygiene are optimal in reducing the spread of many but not all dermatitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Probably not.: Most rashes in toddlers in the diaper/genital area are secondary to the warm moist environment. It could be a yeast infection or a contact dermatitis. It is less likely to be a bacterial infection, which could be contagious. You should have it seen by his doctor to be sure ...Read more
I have this skin rash that just spreads out of no where. I starts itching then it turns into a scab like mark. It is not contagious. What is it?
Skin Rash: Contact dermatitis is a condition in which the skin becomes red, sore, or inflamed after direct contact with a substance. There are two kinds of contact dermatitis: irritant or allergic. Treatment is with prescription strength cortisone from your local dermatologist. Skin rashes need to be seen for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more
I had a rash on one leg then it moved to the other and now it's on my arms? What is this? Is it contagious? And it itches
Dermatitis / Scabies: You should visit a dermatologist for proper diagnosis. In the meantime take an antihistamine for the itching. Scabies are caused by tiny mites that burrow under the skin and spreads like a rash. Dermatitis is a skin inflammation characterized by red rash, dry and itchy skin. ...Read more
I have a rash on every part of my body, except my face. It has been spreading for 2 weeks. It doesn't seem to be contagious, gets more itchy at night?
SCABIES: Any others itchy where you live or work? See a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
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