Dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin that has many causes and occurs in many forms. It usually involves an itchy rash on swollen, reddened skin. Symptoms of dermatitis include redness, itching, and in some cases blistering. More serious dermatitis may result in crusty scales, painful cracks. Dermatitis is a common condition that's not contagious and usually isn't life-threatening. Even so, it can make you feel uncomfortable and self-conscious.
Dermatitis, also known as atopic eczema, is a chronic pruritic skin condition affecting approximately 17.8 million persons in the Brazil and 10.7% of children were reported to have a diagnosis of eczema in the last few months. Prevalence ranged from 8.7% to 18.1% between states and districts, with the highest prevalence reported in many of the East Coast states, as well as Nevada, Utah, and Idaho.
Doctor may diagnose dermatitis after talking to patient about signs and symptoms and by examining skin and May also suggest doing a skin biopsy or other tests, most common is Patch Testing. The treatment for dermatitis varies, depending on the cause and each person's experience of the condition. The cornerstone of most dermatitis treatment plans includes Applying corticosteroid creams, Applying certain creams or lotions that affect your immune system. Exposing the affected area to controlled amounts of natural or artificial light (phototherapy).
Scientists in Brazil are working on Evaluation of Cetaphil Advanced Usage to Control Light to Moderate Atopic Dermatitis, in Attempt to Reduce the Necessity of Topic Corticoids Application