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Dermatitis


What is Dermatitis?

Dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin. Dermatitis actually refers to a number of skin conditions that inflame the skin. Dermatitis is characterized by skin that may be red, swollen, blistered, scabbed, scaly, oozing, or itchy. Some types of dermatitis are caused by allergies, while the majority do not have any known causes.

What causes Dermatitis?

A number of factors are responsible for the occurrence of Dermatitis:

  • Health conditions
  • Allergies
  • Irritants (perfume, cosmetics, preservatives in creams, jewellery containing nickel)
  • Environmental conditions
  • Genetic factors

A number of risk factors increase your chances of this diseases like age, allergies/asthma, occupation that require you to be in contact with metals and health conditions.