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Danielle Mckaye

on 1 March 2011

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Transcript of Dermatitis!

Dermatitis! There are 8 types of dermatitis Inflamation of the skin The different types of dermatitis are classified according to the cause of the condition.

Contact dermatitis is the condition caused by an allergen or an irritating substance. Irritant contact dermatitis accounts for 80% of all cases of contact dermatitis. [2]

Atopic dermatitis is very common worldwide and increasing in prevalence. It affects males and females equally and accounts for 10%-20 % of all referrals to dermatologists. [3] More prone to develop this type of dermatitis are individuals who live in urban areas with low humidity.

Dermatitis herpetiformis is a particular type of dermatitis that appears as a result of a gastrointestinal condition, known as celiac disease.

Seborrheic dermatitis is more common in infants and in individuals between 30 and 70 years old. It appears to affect primarily men and it occurs in 85% of people suffering from AIDS.

Nummular dermatitis is a less common type of dermatitis, with no known cause and which tends to appear more frequently in middle-aged people.

Stasis dermatitis is an inflammation on the lower legs which is caused by buildups of blood and fluid and it is more likely to occur in people with varicose.

Perioral dermatitis is somewhat similar to rosacea and it appears more often in women between 20 and 60 years old. Dermatitis can be caused by a skin irritant, dry skin, and in some cases, the cause is till unknown! Treating dermatitis is made accordingly with the particular cause of the disease. Creams that contain corticosteroids, wet compresses and avoiding the allergens and irritants are part of most treatment plans. For some types of dermatitis, nonsteroidal medications may help relieve signs and symptoms. And for all types of dermatitis, occasional use of over-the-counter antihistamines can reduce itching. Animals can get it too!
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