About Dermatitis

Dermatitis is one of the most common skin conditions that can affect men, women, and children at any time of year. Dermatitis is a general term for a condition that could present itself in a number of distinct ways. The most common symptoms include skin that is flaky, crusty, itchy, red, and sometimes blistery. Eczema is a form of dermatitis that is referred to as atopic dermatitis. But there are also other kinds, such as seborrheic dermatitis and contact dermatitis. Certain health conditions, diet, genetics, fabrics, allergies, and asthma can cause dermatitis. Seasoned dermatologist Dr. Rex or one of her skilled practitioners will assess your skin, determine what is causing the breakout, and recommend a proper treatment, as well as a regimen to follow to avoid further flare-ups.


Lots of factors play a role in causing dermatitis. With atopic dermatitis, genetics, dry skin, bacteria, environmental factors, and immune system problems are the top causes. Contact dermatitis is caused by an adverse reaction to certain products and substances, like soaps, detergents, jewelry, and cleaning materials. With seborrheic dermatitis, the condition could be connected to a yeast found in the skin’s oil secretion since symptoms are often dependent on the season.


As there are several kinds of dermatitis, symptoms are often presented in different ways. Usually beginning in infancy, atopic dermatitis shows up as a red, itchy rash at the front of the neck, behind the knees, or inside the elbows. Contact dermatitis occurs when you make contact with a substance that that produces an allergic reaction or irritates your skin. This could result in a red rash that can itch, sting or burn, and possibly blister. With seborrheic dermatitis, reddened skin, scaly patches, and abundant dandruff are typical.

Treatment Options

Since every patient’s dermatitis symptoms vary, the treatments can differ significantly and will be determined once Dr. Rex entirely assesses your ailment. In some cases, Dr. Rex may prescribe corticosteroid ointments to be used on affected areas. Some patients benefit from calcineurin inhibitors, which are creams or lotions that could correct immune system problems that result in symptoms. Other patients benefit from light therapy remedies where the skin is exposed to a certain amount of light to soothe the skin.

Proper Care For Relief

Dermatitis is usually painful and can greatly influence your well-being and quality of life to the point where daily activities can’t be done. To take control of your dermatitis and get your life back to normal, get in touch with Peak Dermatology to schedule your consultation as soon as possible.

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