Dermatitis is a skin rash which may appear swollen, or red and be itchy. It may be caused by an infection, allergic reaction or exposure to some irritating substance such as detergents, soaps, cleaners, waxes, and chemicals. These substances can wear down the oily, protective layer on the skin’s surface and lead to irritant contact dermatitis.

Dermatitis can be treated with topical creams, cortisone, antihistamines or oatmeal baths.

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