When it comes to skin disorders or conditions, acne is the most common disorder we discuss. However, when addressing skin, there are quite a number of conditions to take into account. The following are some other inflammations of the skin.
An inflammatory condition of the skin. Dermatitis are divided into three categories atopic, contact, and seborrheic.
ATOPIC DERMATITIS: Atopic is excessive inflammation from allergies. Irritants and allergens trigger reaction that include dry, cracking skin. Dehydration, itching and redness of the of the dermatitis make conditions worse.
TREATMENT: Topical corticosteroids can help relieve the symptoms.

CONTACT DEMATITIS: Inflammatory skin condition caused by an allergic reaction from contact with a substance or chemical. Make up, detergents, dyes, fabrics, jewelry, and plants can all cause itchy skin. Allergic reactions to red dyes in products and nickel in jewelry are common.
Irritant contact dermatitis is localized inflammatory reaction caused by exposure to caustic irritants.
Allergic contact dermatitis is caused by exposure to allergens. Poison ivy is an example. A rash occurs when the immune system responds to allergens such as fragrance or preservative.

PERIORAL DERMATITIS: an acne like condition around the mouth; consist mainly of small clusters of papules. It may be caused by tooth paste or products used on the face and it is not contagious.

TREATMENT: Antibiotics can help treat the condition.

FOLLICULITIS: Hair grows under the surface instead of growing up and out of the follicle, causing a bacterial infection. These in grown hairs are common in men, usually from shaving (referred to as barbate folliculitis, sycosis barber or barbers itch). Pseudo folliculitis also known as razor bumps, resembles folliculitis without the pus and infection.

TREATMENT : Treatments may include oral antibiotics, warm compress, topical antibiotics and in some cases surgical incision to drain infection with pus.

PSORIASIS: An itchy skin disease characterized by red patches covered with white – silver scales. It is caused by over – proliferation of skin cells that replicate too fast. Psoriasis is usually not contagious, and it is found in patches on the scalp, elbows, knees, chest and lower back. The patches should not be irrigated or else it could lead to bleeding.

TREATMENT: There are new oral treatments and good topical treatments available. See a licensed professional.

ECZEMA: An inflammatory painful, itching disease of the skin; it can be acute or chronic, with dry or moist lesions. Seborrheic dermatitis is a common form of eczema as well as a sebaceous gland disorder, characterized by scaling around the nose, ears and scalp and mid chest area. The condition could be caused by yeast infection on oily skin.

If you suspect you have any inflammation its important to seek the advice of a dermatologist or a licensed skincare professional.

  • However, for those who have dermatitis the following is what you could do to ease discomfort:

  • Do not take hot baths.

  • Use non-soap body washes on your skin to prevent dryness

  • When drying your skin, do not rub aggressively. This could further irritate or spread the inflammation

  • Make sure you moisturize, moisturize, moisturize.

  • Hydration is your friend both topically and internally

  • And always see a professional if it persists or discomfort becomes unbearable.

In future post , I plan on discussing some inflammations in detail until then if you have any questions please leave a comment below. Thank you .


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