Dermatitis or eczema, as it is otherwise known, is one of the most common skin conditions affecting both children and adults alike.
Flare-ups are frequently uncomfortable and have a debilitating impact on your way of life.
There are two types of common dermatitis, atopic dermatitis and contact dermatitis, each with their own treatment options:
Atopic dermatitis is a chronic skin condition that usually develops in early childhood triggered by your immune system. An acute reaction or flare-up will produce uncomfortable weeping and itchy skin.
There are many dermatitis treatment options available:
- Lotions, creams and ointments
- including Azathioprine, Cyclosporine, Methotrexate and other immune modulating agents.
Biological Injection treatments
Contact dermatitis. The skin feels itchy after it has been exposed to substances that cause either an irritation or allergic reaction. These reactions can be quite debilitating and uncomfortable. Specialist medical treatment is generally required to manage the problem and identify the potential triggering agent.
If you would like to confirm the cause of your contact dermatitis book in with Clinical Associate Professor Kurt Gebauer, our allergy testing expert, based at our Fremantle clinic.