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Can stress trigger dermatitis?

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Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

The skin can react to stress in various ways: inflammation, itching, redness, outbreaks of eczema or psoriasis, etc.
In fact, there is a condition called neurodermatitis where stress can cause itching, which then causes a rash, which in turn leads to more itching and scratching. See: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/neurodermatitis/ds00712.

In brief: Yes

The skin can react to stress in various ways: inflammation, itching, redness, outbreaks of eczema or psoriasis, etc.
In fact, there is a condition called neurodermatitis where stress can cause itching, which then causes a rash, which in turn leads to more itching and scratching. See: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/neurodermatitis/ds00712.
Dr. Steven Reidbord
Dr. Steven Reidbord
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Agree w Dr. Reidbord

Stress can definitely be a factor with worsening of a # of dermatitis.
Hives are often triggered by stress as well.

In brief: Agree w Dr. Reidbord

Stress can definitely be a factor with worsening of a # of dermatitis.
Hives are often triggered by stress as well.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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