Relieving Dermatitis-Related Symptoms
Dermatitis is a common skin condition that affects 10 to 50 million Americans each year. While it’s not contagious or life-threatening, dermatitis can be uncomfortable, painful, and embarrassing. At Associated Dermatologists, our knowledgeable dermatologists can prescribe comprehensive medications as well as offer self-care steps to help treat dermatitis.
Treatments for Dermatitis
- Moisturizers to help relieve dry skin
- Cold compresses applied directly to the skin to help relieve the itch
- Corticosteroids to help reduce inflammation; topical tacrolimus and pimecrolimus also may be used to reduce inflammation
- Antibiotics to treat a bacterial infection
- Sedative antihistamines to help get a good night’s sleep
- Phototherapy to relieve moderate to severe cases
Contact dermatitis is an allergic reaction caused by the patient coming in contact with an allergen. Some of the most common allergens include poison ivy, oak, and sumac. Precautionary measures, such as wearing appropriate protection while doing yard work is one of the best and easiest ways to prevent contact dermatitis. However, if an allergic reaction does occur, it may be necessary to contact the professionals at Associated Dermatologists. We offer comprehensive treatment options to provide you with relief.
Atopic dermatitis is the most common form of eczema and affects 15 million people in the United States. If you or your child is suffering from chronic atopic dermatitis, then contact Associated Dermatologists. We can work with you and your family to provide the tools to avoid triggering a flare up. We’ll also utilize the latest skin care medication to help alleviate the itch and rash caused by atopic dermatitis.
Patients who suffer from seborrheic dermatitis may experience seasonal symptoms of a red rash and oily scales on their scalp or around their ears and nose. Some evidence suggests that seborrheic dermatitis is hereditary. If you suffer from seborrheic dermatitis, contact Associated Dermatologists. We offer treatment options that can help alleviate the symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis.