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Does dermatitis affect men and women differently?

For unknown reasons, four of  the various types of dermatitis affect men and women in different numbers. Seborrheic dermatitis affects more men than women, and perioral dermatitis, neurodermatitis, and dyshidrotic eczema affect mostly women. Seborrheic dermatitis is a dermatitis on the scalp that can make red or yellow oily patches. Perioral dermatitis is a dermatitis on the face, usually around the mouth and chin. Neurodermatitis can occur anywhere on the body. And dyshidrotic eczema is a kind of dermatitis that causes blisters, usually itchy, to appear on the hands and feet.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Certain types of dermatitis -- a term that covers many different disorders, all of which result in itchy skin -- occur more frequently in different genders. For example, localized scratch dermatitis and perioral dermatitis occur mainly in women. Localized scratch dermatitis involves chronic inflammation of the top layer of the skin. Perioral dermatitis involves a bumpy rash around the mouth and on the chin. Seborrheic dermatitis, which causes greasy, yellow scales to form on the scalp and face, is more common in men.    

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