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How does dermatitis affect my skin health?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Dermatitis is a very broad name for changes in your skin that look like a rash. Dermatitis happens when the surface layers of your skin become red and inflamed. Your skin may develop blisters, and you may experience other symptoms like itchy, scaly, and oozing skin. There are many potential causes for dermatitis, including allergies, drug reactions, infections, and dry skin. However, not all rashes or skin irritations are dermatitis, so talk to your doctor to diagnose and treat your skin irritations.

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