Dermatitis

What is it?

Inflammatory skin condition resulting from a primary irritant effect of a substance or, more often, from the sensitization to a substance in contact with the skin surface. It may be due to internal or external causes.

Atopic dermatitis is a chronic condition characterized by injuries with redness, severe itching and frequent dryness in different parts of the body. It occurs in acute episodes with variable time and intensity, and generally also with “healthy” periods of varying duration.

Types

Atopic dermatitis is the most common, although it appears often the allergic dermatitis, which can be caused by allergic reactions to animals and to other substances.

Contact dermatitis also known as contact eczema because it shows up as an injury with eczema; it is a skin inflammation.

Seborrheic dermatitis and diaper dermatitis is a rash that appears in an anatomical area particularly exposed to irritants: In the diaper area of the baby, there are other factors such as the occlusion, friction, moisture, and the irritant direct action of the urine or of the faeces on the skin surface.

Treatment

A personal treatment for each patient is applied based on the characteristics of the dermatitis they suffer.