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. There is increasing evidence that the prevalence of atopic dermatitis in children has increased over the past 30 years, although the reasons for this increase are unknown. The current prevalence is estimated to be between 10.0% to 15.6%.
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 India are conducting clinical trials to evaluate effectiveness of Tacrolimus 0.1% Topical Ointment in the patients of the allergic dermatitis and some are doing research on effect of Manibhadraguda and Arka taila with Virechana and jauloka or leech in Eczema