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When skin inflammation occurs, it can result in rashes, itchy skin, pain and blisters. Dermatitis is a general term for many types of skin inflammation conditions. Eczema, allergic rashes, blistering and other skin irritations are forms of dermatitis. The two main types of dermatitis are atopic and contact, which can impact people of all ages. At LM Medical NYC, our dermatology team offers treatments for dermatitis of all types at our clinic in Manhattan.

Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis, or eczema, is a common form of dermatitis that affects infants, kids and adults. The condition is hereditary, not contagious, and it can appear in infants or later on in life. Atopic dermatitis begins as a red, itchy rash, often on the face of infants. Childhood, adolescent and adulthood atopic dermatitis spreads across the body, usually affecting the main joints with thicker, itchy rashes.

Atopic dermatitis treatment can include avoiding triggers and using topical and oral medications. There is not a cure, but with treatment from a dermatologist, the condition can be managed.

Contact Dermatitis

Contact dermatitis is experienced by the majority of the population in some form. This is a skin inflammation that occurs when the skin comes in contact with an allergen. Rashes, blisters, itching, burning and other symptoms can occur with contact dermatitis. Certain plants, like poison ivy or poison oak, can cause contact dermatitis. Allergic reactions caused by contact with perfumes, dyes, chemicals and many other substances can also result in skin inflammation.

Treatment for contact dermatitis can include using topical and oral medications, depending on the severity of the skin inflammation.

If you have itchy or painful rashes, blisters or bumps on your skin, you may be suffering from dermatitis. To receive a diagnosis and treatment for dermatitis, contact us at LM Medical NYC. Our board certified dermatologist, Dr. Morgan Rabach, is an expert on all things skin related. Call us today to schedule an appointment at our clinic in Greenwich Village.

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