It is a skin condition that causes itching sensations and inflammation. It is derived from the Greek word “derma” (skin) and “titis” (inflammation). It is a troublesome disease that causes swelling, itching, and burning sensations. Allergic Dermatitis rashes are itchy, red and don’t follow distinctive patterns/margins. The appearance of the rash varies with the age of the rash. People suffering from acute dermatitis have blisters, crusting, and scaling, particularly in those people with sub-acute dermatitis, while chronic dermatitis sufferers experience hardening or thickening of skin, also known as lichenification. In some languages, people often misunderstand that dermatitis and eczema are synonyms, but they’re not. It signifies an acute condition, while eczema is a chronic condition.
Causes of Allergic Dermatitis
Allergic Dermatitis is the body’s over-reaction to one or more allergens. There are thousands of different allergens all around us and almost any substance can provoke an allergic reaction in someone (who is very sensitive) in our environment.
Symptoms of Allergic Dermatitis
Although every type of Allergic dermatitis has different symptoms, there are some symptoms that are common for all.
Persistent, intense itching indicates atopic dermatitis (eczema).
Crushed skin appearing inside the lower legs/ around the ankles indicates stasis dermatitis.
Greyish, yellow scales in and around the ears, on the scalp, or near the eyebrows signal seborrheic dermatitis. In infants, this is called Cradle cap.
A red rash limited to a certain area indicates exposure to an irritant. This may be contact dermatitis.
Red, itchy, circular patches of crushed skin indicate nummular dermatitis. It is prevalent among old people with dry skin, or people that live in dry areas.
In newborns, a thick and yellowish scalp rash is occasionally accompanied by diaper rash.