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Treatment For Dermatitis

When your skin is irritated for any reason, it can react with red, itchy or aggravated areas. Most skin irritations fall under the category of dermatitis, but there are different forms of this skin condition. Dermatitis is non-contagious, meaning you cannot give it to others, as with skin issues like yeast/fungal infections, herpes or chicken pox. Dermatitis types include contact, atopic and seborrheic, which can have different symptoms and affect various areas of the body. At MJR Dermatology, we offer effective treatment for dermatitis at our Lawrenceville, GA, clinic.

Causes and Symptoms of Dermatitis

Dermatitis comes in many forms, from temporary rashes from contact with poison ivy to chronic eczema that can last a lifetime. The most common cause is from contact with an irritant, which can be almost any allergen that causes an allergic reaction, including chemicals, metals and medications. The exact cause of seborrheic (dry scalp) and atopic dermatitis (eczema) is not known, but there are risk factors.

There are many variations of dermatitis symptoms, but some of the most common include:

  • Itchy skin
  • Dry, flakey patches
  • Blisters
  • Red bumps
  • Thicken skin areas
  • Discolored rash

Contact dermatitis can occur anywhere where you come in contact with an irritant or appear sporadically from systemic contact dermatitis. Seborrheic occurs on the scalp – in children it is called cradle cap. Eczema (atopic) can appear anywhere on the body and flare ups can be caused by certain triggers.

Relief for Dermatitis

Treatment for dermatitis depends on the type and severity. Topical medications and ointments can provide relief from the symptoms and help heal the skin. There are also oral medications and other therapies that can control dermatitis breakouts and provide relief from itchy, dry skin. Diagnosis is needed to determine the best treatment to protect and heal irritated skin.

If you have symptoms of dermatitis and want relief, come see our team at MJR Dermatology. Dr. Matthew Reschly is a highly respected dermatologist who can provide diagnosis and treatment for dermatitis at our medical center. Call our office in Lawrenceville, GA, to schedule your appointment.

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Matthew J. Reschly, M.D., PC


2000 Riverside Pkwy, Suite 100
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Located on the lower Courtyard Level

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