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 is most common among children: Ranging from 12% to 15% in France, it can appear during the first months of infancy. It affects 20% of children under the age of 7, and close to 18% of children between the ages of 7 and 16.
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 France are working on Exploratory Study of the Cutaneous Penetration of Biodegradable Polymeric Microparticles in Atopic Dermatitis and some scientists are working on A Study of Lebrikizumab in Patients with Persistent Moderate to Severe Atopic Dermatitis.