Dermatitis is a skin condition that has many variations and can range from a mild rash caused by an allergic reaction to a new laundry soap to an angry inflammation with blisters and itchy bumps that causes discomfort and pain. All skin rashes are uncomfortable and tend to appear at the most inopportune times in the most visible of places—your face, your hands, the skin on your arms and legs—which can lead to frustration when trying to determine WHAT dermatitis is, and HOW you can get rid of it.
This is where Dr. Wright and the Laser Lipo & Vein Center comes into the picture. He has years of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of dermatitis of all types.
Sometimes knowing what you are dealing with is the most helpful part of any skin condition, so we’ve compiled a list of the most common types of dermatitis. As always, if you suspect you have dermatitis, a proper diagnosis from a doctor is highly recommended. Treatment for dermatitis will depend on what kind of dermatitis you have, after all.
Contact dermatitis is the most common type; it is characterized by red, inflamed skin. Seborrheic dermatitis generally appears as scaly patches on the scalp. Nummular dermatitis appears after surgical procedures and presents as round or oval shaped sores on the arms and legs. Stasis dermatitis is an incurable condition caused by vein disease, but the symptoms can be treated. Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is a common skin condition and presents as scaly red skin that is itchy and easily treatable.
Treatment of dermatitis varies according to the type that has been contracted. With contact dermatitis, the most likely course of action will be to stop using what is causing the rash. Switch laundry detergents, wear a leather watch band instead of metal, etc. Seborrheic dermatitis is a self-treatable condition in which medicated shampoos or ointments are used to stop the issue. With stasis dermatitis, treating the underlying condition (venous insufficiency) and compression garments are the most common treatments, while nummular dermatitis is treated with lotions, bandages, and antihistamines.
With the exception of stasis dermatitis, most skin conditions are generally curable and easily treatable; they simply cause discomfort to the patient. If you think you are suffering from any of the above conditions, schedule an appointment with us today and discover the relief you can only get from the Laser Lipo & Vein Center. Come in for a consultation and learn which treatment for dermatitis will help you towards a healthier you!
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