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Should I talk to my doctor about my dermatitis symptoms?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
You should talk to your doctor about your dermatitis symptoms. If a diagnosis is confirmed, there are different treatments available that may alleviate your pain and suffering. Chronic dermatitis can lead to bacterial infections, so you should take it seriously.

Ask your doctor about the full range of treatments for dermatitis. 

Dermatitis can often be treated at home with corticosteroid creams. However, if you've tried to treat it and have been unsuccessful, you should call a doctor. You should also visit with a doctor if your dermatitis is keeping you awake at night or interfering with your regular activities. Also, call your doctor if your skin causes you pain, or if you think you might have an infection.

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