What Is Dermatitis?

Dermatitis is a general term used to describe a broad range of conditions that cause skin irritation. This condition is common and can have many different causes depending on the way it presents itself. It usually involves itchy, dry skin or a rash on swollen, red skin. Depending on the specific form, this condition can also cause the skin to blister, ooze, crust, or flake. Common examples of this condition are atopic dermatitis (eczema), dandruff, and contact dermatitis. At Helena Dermatology, we treat this condition through in-office services and topical medication prescriptions.

Baby with dermatitis

What Causes Dermatitis?

This condition often presents itself in the form of a rash, itchy skin, dryness, and swelling. These symptoms can vary in extent and presentation depending on the specific form you’re struggling with. Likewise, the cause of this condition also depends on which type you have. Certain forms of the disease, such as dyshidrotic eczema, appear due to unknown causes. Other types can be caused by exposure to certain cosmetics or detergents, bacteria, or other environmental factors.

Dermatitis Treatment Options

Treating dermatitis is an ongoing process and can sometimes require medical intervention. Though this disease is not serious, it does cause people a lot of discomfort. When you visit Helena Dermatology, our staff will take the time to assess your condition and determine what triggered your symptoms. Afterward, we will provide you with a range of treatment options to help you feel better, including topical or oral medications, biologic medications, and phototherapy.


Dermatitis Treatments in Helena, MT

Helena Dermatology is here to provide you with the care and support you need. Persistent itching, redness, and irritation caused by dermatitis can feel truly annoying. If your home remedies simply aren’t working, we encourage you to get in touch with us today. For expert dermatological care and ongoing support with a friendly smile, fill out the form below and schedule an appointment or give us a call at (406) 443-7200.

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