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How does dermatitis affect the body?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

The most common way your body will be affected by dermatitis is the red, itchy rash on your skin. If you scratch the rash, you may create open sores on your skin. Those open sores can become infected with bacteria. A doctor should treat any skin infection. Dermatitis can also lead to scars or to different skin color where the rash occurred.

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