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Dermatitis

Dermatitis is an umbrella term for inflammation of the skin. Dr. Campbell can examine your skin and help diagnose and treat your specific variant dermatitis.  It is important to target your treatment plan to your specific form of dermatitis.  Forms of dermatitis include: atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, hand dermatitis, nummular dermatitis and stasis dermatitis.  


What is atopic dermatitis?

Atopic dermatitis is the medical term for eczema.  Atopic dermatitis is due to a genetically impaired skin barrier.  


What is contact dermatitis?

Contact dermatitis is inflammation of the skin secondary to the skin's exposure to metals and chemicals in the environment.  Contact dermatitis is typically subdivided into:

  • Allergic Contact Dermatitis

  • Irritant Contact Dermatitis


What is a skin diet?

If a contact allergy is suspected, Dr. Campbell may put you on a skin diet.  A skin diet aims to eliminate the offending agent in hopes to resolve your contact allergy.  Some common recommendations for a skin diet include:

Moisturizers:  

  • Cerave Moisturizing Cream or Moisturizing Body Lotion

  • Vanicream Lotion or Moisturizing Cream

  • Vaniply Ointment

  • Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream (Fragrance Free Only)

  • Vaseline Petroleum Jelly

Cleansers:      

  • Cetaphil Gentle

  • Free and Clear Liquid Cleanser

  • Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Hydrating Cleanser

  • Cerave Hydrating Cleanser

  • Vanicream Moisturizing Bar

Shampoo:         

  • Free and Clear Shampoo and Conditioner

  • AMF Safe Choice Shampoo


What causes hand dermatitis?

Hand dermatitis is related to eczema in that the skin barrier is impaired due to genetics or hygiene practices resulting in dry, cracked hands.


What is Nummular Dermatitis? 

Nummular dermatitis results from dry skin typically on the lower legs of older men.


What is stasis dermatitis?

Stasis dermatitis is related to poor circulation in the lower legs.

 

 

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