What is Dermatitis

Dermatitis is a term that refers to a variety of skin irritations and rashes caused by a variety of factors including heredity, an overactive immune system, infections, allergies, irritating substances, and more. Dry skin, redness, and itching are common complaints.

The word “dermatitis” means “skin inflammation.” The words “derm” and “itis” imply “skin” and “inflammation,” respectively. The word signifies “skin irritation” in its entirety. The rashes range in severity from mild to severe, and depending on the cause, they can create a number of issues.

Dermatitis does not harm your health in any way. It is not communicable, nor does it indicate that your skin is dirty or sick. There are treatments and drugs available to help you manage your symptoms. 

Our dermatologists are specialists in recognizing the signs and treating them appropriately.

Who can get Dermatitis?

Dermatitis can affect anyone, young or old. Here are several examples:

  • Cradle cap and diaper rash can affect your infant.
  • Eczema (atopic dermatitis) commonly begins in childhood, but it can strike anyone at any age.
  • Contact dermatitis can affect anyone because it only requires skin contact with a chemical.
  • Dermatitis herpetiformis is common in people who have celiac disease.

What’s the first sign of dermatitis?

Itchiness and redness are commonly the first signs of dermatitis.

Is there a cure for dermatitis?

No treatment can guarantee that dermatitis symptoms will go away completely. Treatments have variable degrees of success in managing symptoms. Consult our dermatologist for the finest treatment options.

When should I visit Dr Shivam’s Skin Centre?

As soon as you notice dermatitis symptoms, come see us. It impacts your quality of life if you are always itching and/or in pain. It’s annoying, inconvenient, and can even prevent you from getting a decent night’s sleep.