What is Allergic Dermatitis?

September 28th, 2012

 

Allergic Dermatitis

Round about now, the question many people are asking is what is allergic dermatitis? Sadly, there are a great many misconceptions and misplaced beliefs about this skin disease, which leads to a lack of understanding as to how to deal with the problem when it strikes its victims.

It has been estimated that as many as one third of all the children in the USA may require medical treatment for allergic dermatitis at some point. This single statistic alone gives an idea of the scale of the problem. As a point of clarification, it should also be mentioned that there is another name for the disease, which is atopic dermatitis, but for most purposes these two names may be regarded as interchangeable. Read the rest of this entry »

Celiac Dermatitis Herpetiformis

September 26th, 2012

Celiac Dermatitis Herpetiformis

Those who suffer from celiac dermatitis herpetiformis would do well to accept that this is a serious skin condition and it is vital to seek proper medical treatment for it.

The exact causes of dermatitis herpetiformis are not yet known, but it is regarded as a sure bet that there is a causal link to the dreaded celiac disease. The latter is an intestinal disorder that is thought to be caused by an adverse reaction to gluten in the guts. This might seem to be an odd connection to a skin complaint such as dermatitis herpetiformis, but the link between the two was proposed as long ago as 1967 and the medics are absolutely certain of it. Read the rest of this entry »

Natural Seborrheic Dermatitis Treatment

September 24th, 2012

Natural Seborrheic Dermatitis Treatment

It is fair to say that natural seborrheic dermatitis treatment is a matter of very high priority for those that find themselves suffering from this tiresome skin ailment.

Seborrheic dermatitis is a skin condition that mainly affects teenagers and young adults. The problem typically raises its ugly head during adolescence, when the sebaceous glands become more active in their output of the waxy substance called sebum. In normal amounts, sebum is a perfectly good thing as it protects the skin from wear and tear due to abrasion and exposure to the elements. However, when too much sebum is produced by the sebaceous glands, the oily substance can build up on the skin. It then causes the reddening, inflammation, and unsightly shedding of skin cells that are all associated with seborrheic dermatitis. Read the rest of this entry »

Chronic Venous Stasis Dermatitis

September 22nd, 2012

Chronic Venous Stasis Dermatitis

When chronic venous stasis dermatitis hits, victims are advised that there is nothing for it but they must seek the assistance of a qualified medic as soon as humanly possible.

Stasis dermatitis, for those unfamiliar with the condition, is a rather nasty skin ailment, which typically strikes those of advanced age who are inactive and have a sedentary lifestyle. As people age, blood circulation in the extremities tends to decline in efficiency even at the best of times. However, if you add chronic obesity and physical inactivity into the equation, you immediately have a great recipe for the possible appearance of stasis dermatitis. Read the rest of this entry »

Dyshidrotic Dermatitis Pompholyx

September 20th, 2012

Dyshidrotic Dermatitis Pompholyx

One of the most awkward skin complaints known to man or beast has to be dyshidrotic dermatitis pompholyx. This is a type of dermatitis that mainly affects the hands and feet.

The main symptoms of dyshidrotic dermatitis are a distinctive type of small blister that appears on the tips of victims’ fingers, the palms of their hands, as well as on their toes and the soles of the feet. As the condition progresses, the initially small blisters may become hardened and they eventually join together to form larger sized blisters. Sometimes the blisters are very itchy and painful, although in other cases patients may not be troubled by such irritation or pain. However, where itching occurs, the scratching this prompts may cause the blisters associated with dyshidrotic dermatitis pompholyx to break open and ooze fluid. This can lead to a hardening of the affected area, which in turn leads to more pain. Read the rest of this entry »

Bullous Dermatitis Herpetiformis

September 18th, 2012

Bullous Dermatitis Herpetiformis

When sufferers from bullous dermatitis herpetiformis attempt to understand exactly what disease they have, they face an uphill struggle distinguishing their symptoms from those of celiac dermatitis herpetiformis. It is an unfortunate fact that these two complaints resemble each other in their effects even when the ultimate causes are quite different.

Dermatitis herpetiformis is a skin complaint that is known to be caused by intolerance of gluten in victims’ regular day to day diets. Although the skin eruptions associated with this disease are quite itchy and very unsightly in appearance, it has been shown time and time again that eliminating gluten from one’s day to day food supply eventually leads to the disappearance of the associated skin problems. On the other hand, bullous dermatitis herpetiformis is a different matter. Some experts maintain that this complaint, although similar to celiac dermatitis herpetiformis, should be more properly called linear IgA bullous dermatosis. It is no wonder at all that victims of these related skin diseases often become confused as to precisely what disease they are suffering from. Read the rest of this entry »

Seborrheic Eczema Scalp

September 16th, 2012

Seborrheic Eczema Scalp

It is fair to say that seborrheic eczema scalp problems are a real headache for many young people who find themselves afflicted by this condition in early adulthood. If you are unfortunate enough to find yourself in this category, no doubt you will be looking for solutions and viable treatment options that can alleviate your condition.

There is no telling when seborrheic eczema will strike, but the fact is that when it does it strikes hard. Unfortunately, it appears that the condition has a genetic component, so it is not as if sufferers could have done anything much to prevent the syndrome from affecting them. One thing to bear in mind is that, if your dad or mom was affected by this condition when they were younger, the chances are you may suffer the same fate. However, the good news is that the problems tend to fade around the early forties, so they will not blight your entire life. Read the rest of this entry »

Treatment for Scalp Dermatitis

September 14th, 2012

Treatment for Scalp Dermatitis

Treatment for scalp dermatitis has to be a major concern for those sorry folks who are struck down with this terrible skin disease.

In the first place, it is important that you understand that scalp dermatitis is something that runs in people’s families. If scalp dermatitis hits you, it is because you are genetically predisposed to this scourge. However, you should not despair at that news. Although you are never going to rid yourself completely of scalp dermatitis, there is nevertheless a great deal that you can do to minimize its effects. Read the rest of this entry »

Dermatitis Herpetiformis Hands

September 12th, 2012

Dermatitis Herpetiformis Hands

Of all the places affected by dermatitis herpetiformis, hands are arguably the worst. No wonder, victims of this skin complaint are so desperate to find a solution to their problems.

Dermatitis herpetiformis is a skin disease that afflicts large numbers of people, mainly in the age group of fifteen to forty years. When this complaint hits, it is responsible for some rather nasty signs and symptoms that cause real issues for victims. The most noticeable symptoms of dermatitis herpetiformis are fluid-filled blisters or eruptions that appear on victims’ skin in various places all over the body. These blisters can pop up all over the place, including on the back, neck, buttocks, elbows, scalp, and feet. However, it is fair to say that dermatitis herpetiformis hands are probably the most painful and disruptive symptoms of this skin ailment. Read the rest of this entry »

Seborrheic Dermatitis Scalp Hair Loss

September 10th, 2012

Seborrheic Dermatitis Scalp Hair Loss

For those who find themselves utterly plagued by seborrheic dermatitis scalp hair loss problems, the highest priority in their youthful lives has to be finding an effective treatment for this awkward and thoroughly embarrassing skin disease.

In the opinion of medical experts and authorities, seborrheic dermatitis is ultimately caused by genetic factors. However, it is also believed that stress and allergies to foods and other substances can definitely play a significant role in exacerbating the signs and symptoms of the condition. Read the rest of this entry »