Dermatitis is a general term for inflammation of the skin and covers many different skin conditions.

It causes the skin to become red and painful.

Three common types of dermatitis are atopic dermatitis (eczema), seborrheic dermatitis and contact dermatitis.

  • Dermatitis is very widespread
  • It is most commonly seen in infancy

Frequently Asked Questions

Dermatitis describes a range of skin conditions which may have a variety of causes. For example, contact dermatitis is triggered by touching a particular substance. Other common causes include stress, diet, hormonal changes, bacteria and the environment.

Dermatitis is not contagious but age, family history, other health conditions, allergies and asthma can all increase your chances of suffering from it.

Contact dermatitis usually improves or clears up completely if the substance causing the problem is identified and avoided. However, other types of dermatitis may require medication or other treatments to reduce inflammation and relieve itching.

Finding out which particular kind of dermatitis you have will help to prevent future episodes.

The first step is to book a consultation with one of our highly trained pharmacists who can discuss the possible causes of your dermatitis with you and offer clinical advice on the best way to control your symptoms.

Pharmacy+Health makes it simpler and more convenient to get the treatment you need. Find out more about the cost of a consultation here.

You can trust our skilled staff to give you the highest quality care.