What is dermatitis?
Dermatitis is a term used to describe a broad range of skin conditions that cause a red inflammation of the skin.
What causes dermatitis?
Dermatitis is usually caused by an allergic reaction from the body’s contact with something in the environment. It can also come from lotions, certain foods, and other factors. It is a typical response to an irritant or an allergy. Those who suffer from dermatitis may do so seasonally, temporarily, or conditionally.
What does dermatitis look like?
For the most part, when you have dermatitis, you have a raised patch of skin that is red and itches. For more serious cases, the irritated skin can blister, ooze, and become crusty.
How do you treat dermatitis?
The most common way to treat dermatitis is with topical prescription creams or with light therapy if it is more severe. Seasonal dermatitis outbreaks may require an allergy medication to prevent the dermatitis from being present. Following a proper diagnosis, we will discuss the best treatment options as well as steps to prevent further irritation.
Is dermatitis contagious?
Dermatitis is not contagious; however, it can spread from one part of your body to another through additional exposure to the irritant or by scratching one area of your body and then rubbing a different part with your hand. If you think you may have dermatitis, please schedule an appointment at our office immediately.
What is the cost of dermatitis treatment in Boca Raton and West Palm Beach, FL?
The cost of treating dermatitis varies depending on the extent of the skin condition. Our staff is happy to help you determine if health insurance covers all or part of the costs. In addition, we can help you with financing options.
What do I do to get started with dermatitis treatments?
It is important to schedule a private consultation so that our dermatologist can evaluate your skin’s condition, properly diagnose it, and make a recommendation for the most effective treatment for your dermatitis.
Additional Skin Condition Treatments Available:
- Athlete’s Foot
- Lichen Planus
The physicians and staff at Sanctuary Medical Center in Boca Raton provide personalized care for all our Cosmetic Laser Dermatology patients. We use the most advanced technologies in dermatology to help our patients maintain optimum skin health and restore self-confidence by revitalizing their appearance. To receive more information or schedule a consultation, give us a call at 561.886.0970 to speak with our friendly staff.