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Dermatitis

Dermatitis is a general term used to describe common skin inflammations. It can be caused by a number of factors and can present itself in multiple different forms which usually involve dry, itchy skin or a rash like appearance. With dermatitis, you may notice that your skin may develop a crust-like appearance and flake off, and blisters may appear and ooze as well.

The three most common types of this skin condition include: atopic dermatitis (also known as eczema),contact dermatitis (usually results from an allergy or irritant), and seborrheic dermatitis (usually resulting from yeast and affects the face and scalp). Other common dermatitis conditions can include cradle cap and diaper rash.

To diagnose dermatitis conditions, you may need to have a small sample of skin biopsied and sent to the lab for confirmation. Treatment options at the clinic may include prescribed creams or gels, oral medications or injections.