What is dermatitis?
This general term simply describes an inflammation of the skin. Though the disorder can have many causes and occur in many forms, it usually involves reddened and itchy skin.
What are the different types of dermatitis?
- Seborrheic dermatitis: A chronic skin and scalp disorder related to excessive oil production, marked by pink, flaky skin or scalp.
- Allergic contact dermatitis: This condition is irritant-related, meaning that contact with a specific substance irritates your skin within hours or days after contact and subsides once contact is discontinued.
- Eczema: Also called atopic dermatitis, eczema can be hereditary and characterized by skin itching and inflammation.
How do we treat dermatitis?
- Dermatitis treatment varies, depending on the cause and includes:
- Topical treatment with our custom-compounded formulations
- Prescription topical corticosteroids or other medications
- Corticosteroid injection therapy
- T.R.U.E. Allergy Testing: Used to diagnose allergic contact dermatitis and identify the specific allergens causing dermatitis
What can I expect?
Dermatitis is often chronic (long-lasting) and a highly individualized skin disorder so there is not one exact cure or one right treatment for everyone. A personalized treatment plan will be developed for you to relieve your symptoms. Your treatment plan will be evaluated as often as necessary to keep symptoms under control.
Have a question about your treatment?
We have a dedicated triage nurse (RN) who answers patient questions during office hours. If you have a problem or question about a procedure or a prescribed medication, please call our office and ask to speak to our nurse. If she is unable to answer your question, she will consult with your practitioner and return your call.