Dermatitis

What is Dermatitis?

Dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin, and can present with various forms of rash.

Questions and answers on "Dermatitis"

i was suffering from dermatitis recently for which doctor gave me some topical steroids and antifungals.my problem relieved to some extent but now my face has become dark..doctor gave me melaglow cream to apply for 1month..this is the 12th day and i fear whether my skin will rejuvenate or not..what should i do?

doctor1 MD

Hi

Since your main concern is that of pigmentation of the face, you need to take regular treatment for the same .
You have been prescribed a lightening agent by your doctor, which you should apply daily at night .
In addition, remember to use a sunscreen regularly before going out in the sun ....

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i took betnasol forte for a month and a half to cure lichinoied dermatitis. my wieght is still the same but my face and stomach has bloated plus i have got a little facial hair after consuming this medicine. what should i do to lose my weight and facial hair?

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facial hair is also due to increase level of androgen hormone..firstly u need to balance hormones level..ur problem automatically solve..thanku

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I have overall itch. Most severe on scalp, with postules (?) with slight discharge. Itch is also persistent on torso, arms an legs. Result of recent biopsy is "Consistent with Spongiotic Dermatitis" Treatment with Zyrtec and Cetaphil is not working. How do I find a doctor (dermatologist) who can this?

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Brief Answer:
dapsone may help you

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the query. Spongiform dermatitis is seen in eczema and neutrophillic dermatitis
Treatment with dapsone would be beneficial for you.
You need a prescription for this.
Please meet a doctor and get it prescribed.
Let me know if you...

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Hello I wonder can you help me please. I was diagnosed with dermatitis hepetaformis around twenty years ago. I couldn't cope with the diet for many years and took "dapsone" tablets until a few years ago. I am now married and with much support have been enabled to be partially gluten free for about two years. I say partially because I can't afford to buy the various products from the supermarket. I have sufferers with depression and insomnia for many years along with the constant itching. I enquired wether I could have products on prescription at my new doctors, but they insisted that I be retested for intolerancey by means of the camera and intestinal biopsy. Truthfully that's as far as my enquiry went. I recall vividly my last investigation ( I had to be sedated and they said I still struggled). So my question is this : is there any way I can forgo another series of invasive tests to "re diagnose" a condition that has never changed in all these years? I'm in a bit of a pickle of late because over the last few months my diet has been lax and I've really noticed a massive drop or incline in my depressive state and sleep. Many thanks in advance for any help or advice you can offer. Jonathan

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Hello,
Welcome to health care magic.
You can also reconfirm the diagnosis of dermatitis hetpetiformis by taking a skin biopsy from the skin lesions for histopathological examination and an immunofluorescence. If you are having itching alone without skin lesions, a skin biopsy from the buttock can...

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I am 65 yrs old , past history webbed hands both , middle fingers, had skin grafting severals times as a child , able to use my hands ok no mechanical problems to date. With in the past 3 years the skin has become very inflamed , red & itchy, I have gone the route of natural remedies, & all kinds of allergy testing yes I have discovered a lot about myself and am in good health , but the irritation is still there off & on some times severe. I have been to a dermatologist who clams it s dermatitis , & prescribed cortisone creams, it does help but I donot want to use anything that will interrupt , my natural flora, my ? Is does the skin eventually start to reject my body? Even though it seems to be growing back but now is always very red & scally, doesnot look so bad when I keep my hands creamed with lotions ,?????

doctor1 MD

hello and welcome to health care magic.
dear sir,
extensive itching in the aged has many causes and noe of them is s dermatitis.
please do try to understand that your skin will never get rejected.
s dermatitis is common in elderly and its primary cause is lack of hydration and blocking of pores...

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My wife, aged 36 years is suffering from Adenomyosis for the last 2 - 3 years and is having severe & debilitating pains in every Menstrual cycle!! She is totally bedridden for 3 days in a month. Presently managing with anti-spasmodics and sometimes even IV s of anti-spasmodics!! Our Gynaecologist s opinion is to go for IUD Merina s insertion to prevent the pain. She is sceptical about having this foreign object inside her uterus and their side effects!! But I cannot see her suffer like this every month!! Could any of you give me their experiences about the side effect of IUD and its safety issues in their experience?? That would be of great help. We have 2 kids aged 10 & 8 years old, she had normal deliveries. No know allergies or surgeries have been done. She had a history of Allergic Dermatitis and TMJ about couple of years earlier.

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I have continuing under arm rash that improves for short period of time then will return despite changing detergents, deoderants and using OTC and prescription options. Have recently (in the last week), begun having similar rashes to both areolas (one worse than other) and to small areas of upper arms. Had been diagnosed with allergic dermatitis 2 years ago when having issues with eyelid dryness, flaking, redness and itchiness. The eyelid issue is resolved, but similar treatment I have used in the past for this problem to above mentioned rashes have not been effective. Any suggestions for treament would be much appreciated.

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i have an 18 year old daughter who since april 2012 has had ongoing recurring cervical lymphadenopathy. at recurrent times she has high fevers, no appetite, headaches and extreme fatigue. she has had an fna recently that showed inflammation ( really!!) she has had a core biopsy in dec 2012 that showed non necrotising granulomas. she has seen infectious disease teams and ent specialists with no answer (only query of sarcoidosis). she finds after a few alcoholic drinks her neck feels worse, she has had weird itchy skin through this time too. some drs thought scabies, then psoriasis, then dermatitis..... she has been ok (ish) from dec 2013- til may 2014 but very unwell again now?????

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Just recovered from atopic, spongiatic abd perioral dermatitis outbreak over 2/3 or my body. Now have small red patches on neck below ears when I lay on a pillow. How can I treat this? Part of prevention of return of my dermatitis is moisturizing with cream. Is cream on creases of my neck below my ear causing the itchy redness?

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My Mother is 67 years old. For past few months, she has been suffering from black patches and itching in her lower right leg. She consulted an ayurvedic specialist and took up prescribed medicines. The diagnosis was impurities in blood and the...

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I just noticed these spots under my armpit a few inches. It is slightly itchy. Its only here, no where else on body. I recently used a tanning bed ( I know it's bad, but wanted to get some color for vacation). I burned slightly in this area. Is it...

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My wife has had sores on her arms and legs for about 1 year. They're not painful unless she picks at them. When she does pick at them, there's a small, hard, round ball that comes off. Attached is a photo. Any ideas what this could be?

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