Managing Dermatitis

in Lynchburg, VA

Managing Dermatitis

in Lynchburg, VA

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What is Dermatitis?

Dermatitis is a general term for inflammation of the skin. This condition can have many causes and presents in many different forms. It can include symptoms such as itchy, scaly, red, bumpy, and burning skin. Identifying the source of the inflammation is an important step in the treatment of this condition.

Types of Dermatitis

• Atopic Dermatitis

This condition, also known as eczema, is a common and chronic skin disease seen in all ages. This is a reaction of the skin which often presents as dry, itching, red, scaly patches on the skin. 

• Seborrheic Dermatitis 

Seborrheic dermatitis, commonly known as dandruff, is a common rash  which often occurs on the face, chest, and scalp.

• Perioral Dermatitis

This condition is a rash that occurs on the face around the mouth, eyes, or both. Symptoms of this rash include groups of itchy or tender, small, red bumps that appear most  commonly around the mouth and on the sides of the chin, then spread to the upper lip and cheeks.

• Contact Dermatitis

Contact Dermatitis is caused by an allergic reaction or irritation of the skin to a substance with which the skin has come into contact. Common irritants that cause this reaction can be skincare products, fragrances, metal jewelry, plants, laundry detergent, etc.