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Can I have dermatitis more than once?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
If you have dermatitis, the rash can recur after the bout of dermatitis has been successfully treated. This is why it’s important to see a dermatologist and find out what type of dermatitis you have. This way you can take any preventative measures possible.
If your dermatitis is caused by an irritant or allergen, you may get dermatitis every time your skin is exposed to that particular irritant. Common irritants and allergens include soaps and cleaning products, chemicals, metals, perfumes, make-up, and plants. Avoiding those irritants or covering your skin when you are exposed is the best way to prevent dermatitis from occurring repeatedly. Some people also get a forms of dermatitis from insect bites, injury to the skin, or stress. Adults who get seborrhheic dermatitis may have recurrent outbreaks throughout life.

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