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. The reported point prevalence for Italian children aged 6–7 and 13–14 years in the ISAAC study was approximately 7% (14). In a study conducted in seven Italian cities on 1369 children aged 9 years, the self-reported lifetime prevalence of Atopic Dermatitis (AD) was 15%, and the estimated point prevalence was 5.8%.
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 Italy are working on Treatment and Control of Atopic Dermatitis With 0.1% Tacrolimus Ointment and also working to check Impact of the V0034CR 01B emollient on atopic dermatitis symptoms in children. Randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel-groups, double-blind study. - ND.