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Can physical stress trigger dermatitis?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Physical stress can worsen skin dermatitis, but it won't cause you to get it in the first place. The skin, immune system, and nerves are all interconnected. So when a person with dermatitis experiences physical changes to his or her body, it causes the body to release counteracting chemicals that can cause dermatitis to flare. Dermatitis can flare when you have a viral infection, fever, or heat exposure, or when you sweat. Consult a dermatologist for more information.

Seek a physician’s assistance for medical concerns.

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