Because dermatitis can be long lasting, learning how to take care for your skin is important. Using the proper medications and practicing good skin care can alleviate much of the discomfort.
Your dermatologist can develop a treatment plan for you with medicine, and suggest skin care and lifestyle changes. Skin care and lifestyle changes will help prevent flare-ups. The outcome of treatment is positive. When eczema develops in infants or young children, the child tends to get better with time. For some children the condition completely disappears by age 2. Only about half of children who get eczema will have it as an adult but commonly becomes milder with age.
Types of Dermatitis (Eczema)
1. Atopic dermatitis (which is also known as Eczema). An itchy skin rash that often begins in children less than a year old. Learn more about Eczema here.
2. Contact dermatitis. This is an itchy skin rash caused by contact with irritating substances like poison ivy or oak, or an allergic reaction to chemicals, soap and essential oils. It looks red and may burn, sting or itch. Blisters often form with this type of dermatitis.
3. Seborrheic dermatitis. This type is known for scaly patches, reddened skin and dandruff that is hard to treat. It mainly appears on oily areas of the body, such as the face, upper chest and back. It can be cured only to return again and again. On babies, it appears as a scaly, flaky rash on the scalp known as cradle cap.