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Conditions

Dermatitis

Dermatitis

This is not a condition in itself, but rather a catch all term used to describe a number of conditions that cause inflammation of the skin. Conditions which dermatitis can cover include eczema, psoriasis and allergic reactions, as well as a number of very rare skin complaints. It is normally an initial diagnosis that is subsequently clarified after a visit to a dermatologist.

Watch the Live from the Clinic interactive case video on dermatitis >

If your child is suffering from eczema, psoriasis or an allergic reaction, then read our condition guides especially for parents on the Embarrassing Bodies: Kids website.

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Hi my thighs rub and get sweaty and i than get a really bad rash thats red and tends to swell and sting really bad, its like a red lumpy blister rash, and when it goes down the skin peels I dont know what it is but could anyone help to tell me?





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Hello, im 19, Suffering from dermatitis for several years covering my hands, arms, neck, chest, face legs and lower back, im spending stupid amounts of money on different kinds of creams, bath soothers, nothing is seeming to work, pretty much given up on doctors now as they just keep giving me the same cream each time although i tell them it doesnt work, i scratch pretty much 24/7, i itch when im asleep my girlfriend has to physically stop me, itching until i bleed and its leaving horrible scars all over my body, im lost at whats next to try, its horrible to look at and is a struggle to live with, any advice or input is greatly welcome, thanks, Greg





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hello to all ... 5 years I have seborrheic dermatitis but I can not find a cure ... someone can help me? thanks





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Hello, I have a dermatitis problem on my hands, the palms only. The skin dries out and cracks. When I flex my fingers the skin just cracks and is so painful. The cycle seems to be about 7 weeks. This doesnt clear fully, but I can do normal things for a few days before they start drying out, and hurting again. Im seeing a specialist, but feel hes getting nowhere. This has been going on for years now. Please help





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hello I am 21, I have suffered from dermatitis for several years with it mainly being on my face (on nose and cheeks) and in a large patch on my chest, however over the last year a similar looking "rash" has appeared in my genital area both on my genitals in in my pubic area, I am quite worried





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Hi I get a itch between the two thighs,right under the testicles and my anus. I scratch until I get a cut down there and I have a dark skin down there. Please help! Thank you!





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Hi I was diagnosed with seborrhoeic dermatitis on my face and issued with a steroid and fungal cream. I am aware the damage the steroid cream is doing to my face. But with out it my face is sore, red and unsightly. Do you know of any other remedies etc that could help ? It is affecting my confidence significantly.





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hi im 27 year old male i have dermititus and it made my skin change colour on my neck just 1 patch is really pale and the rest of my skin is normal colour is that normal





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hey Iam 23 year old male have had this rashon my scrotum for over 2 years now ive tried every cream ointment and steroid cream uder the sun ive beento sex clinics my gp several times nd finally went to a dermatologist he said it was dermatitis gave yet another cream and it still hasn't workd ive had endless cream yet its still here its so bad I don't go out or do anything friends and girlfriends no chance because of this





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I've got a red rash on my groin only on 1 side & it sometimes itches is there anythin u can use 2 get rid ov it





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