Dermatitis in Southern California

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What Is Dermatitis?
Dermatitis is the inflammation of the skin. When someone contracts dermatitis it may be an indication of some other ailment. In the early stages of dermatitis, you typically see red, dry, and itchy skin in the affected area. A more serious case of dermatitis could result in crusty scales or blisters that ooze fluid in the affected area.
Since many things can irritate the skin, we try to identify the specific category of dermatitis for each individual patient. Treatments for dermatitis are similar for most types of skin irritation and inflammation.
The types of dermatitis include:
Contact Dermatitis, these include allergic contact dermatitis and irritant contact dermatitis. With contact dermatitis you will see a pink or red itchy rash and is often difficult to diagnose.
Allergic Contact Dermatitis is caused when something you are allergic to touches your skin, an example this is poison ivy. Some examples of things that can cause allergic contact dermatitis include flowers, herbs, fruits, and vegetables, skin care products, fragrances, hair dyes, rubber (as in rubber gloves) and formaldehyde (used as a preservative in some products).
Irritant Contact Dermatitis can be caused be repeated contact of a harsh substance which further aggravates the skin.The most common cause of irritant contact dermatitis is repeated over-washing of the hands, where water is the irritant that causes the skin to drying out and get damaged.
Nummular Dermatitis shows up as coin-shaped red plaques and is typically seen on the legs, hands, arms, and torso. This condition is more common in men than in women, and the peak age of onset is between 55 and 65 years old. Living in a dry environment or taking frequent very hot showers can cause & aggravate this condition.
Atopic Dermatitis, or eczema, is the condition when the skin starts to itch, scale, swell, and sometimes blister. This type of eczema usually runs hereditary and is can often be associated with allergies, asthma, and stress. We look for defects in the skin barrier which allows moisture out and germs in and results in a more aggravated case if not properly treated.
Seborrheic Dermatitis is seen in infants and is called cradle cap dermatitis. This consists of greasy, yellowish or reddish scaling on the scalp, face, or genitals. When on the face, it is typically on or by the eyebrows or along the sides of the nose and can aggravated by stress. For adults with seborrheic dermatitis on the scalp it is the same as dandruff.
Stasis Dermatitis is usually caused by poor circulation in the legs. It can happen in people with congestive heart failure, varicose veins and other conditions that could cause chronic leg swelling. When one has been diagnosed with stasis dermatitis they may start to see veins in the lower legs that fail to return blood efficiently. Sometimes ulcerated or open skin appears inside the lower legs and around the ankles.

Call Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Specialists if you experience any of the following:
Your skin has oozing sores
Honey yellow crusting
Any other signs of infection in your skin that do not go away with over the counter topical antibiotic creams.
You may need treatment with stronger oral or topical cream antibiotics or other drugs. If you are exposed to anyone with a herpes simplex virus infection while you are having a flare-up of atopic dermatitis (eczema), you may be at increased risk of contracting the viral disorder. Contact us right away if you believe you have been exposed so we can begin treatment right away!
Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Specialists offers many procedures and therapies for the treatment of the different types of dermatitis. Call us and schedule an appointment to have one of our skin care specialists look at your individual situation and develop a plan for the diagnosis & treatment of this condition.

The information above is intended for informational purposes only. It is not medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.
Temecula :(951) 303-6900
31720 Temecula Parkway, Suite 200
Temecula, CA 92592

Menifee/Sun City: (951) 303-6900
26960 Cheerry Hills Blvd, Suite C
Sun City, CA 92586

La Quinta: (760) 564-8200
79430 Highway 111, Suite 102
La Quinta, CA 92253

Hemet: (951) 929-DERM (3376)
1011 E. Devonshire Ave., Suite 203
Hemet, CA 92543

Moreno Valley: (951) 208-7994
24060 Fir Avenue, Unit B
Moreno Valley, CA 92553

Palm Springs: (760) 832-6277
El Mirador Medical Plaza at desert Regional
Medical Center Campus
1180 North India Canyon Drive, Suite #E315
Palm Springs, CA 92262