Sunday, November 28, 2010

Dermatitis vs. Eczema: what are the differences?


“Explaining dermatitis as a rash would be helpful.”
“I don't know the difference between dermatitis and eczema so I assume you are expecting us to have paid a visit to a doctor.”
“The questions on dermatitis, eczema, dry and itchy skin, I would like more information to help me answer these.”


These terms are interchangeable. “Dermatitis” and “Eczema” are the names of skin conditions, whilst the “dryness, itchy, redness” are the symptoms of these conditions. Many of these skin conditions, especially in children are driven by foods.

The idea behind the questions is to see if there are significant ongoing skin troubles. If so, then it is worthwhile looking to see if a food intolerance or allergy could be the trigger/ provoking factor.

1 comment:

  1. Going for the all-natural eczema treatments could be good. Anyone could make their own eczema cream of aloe vera and lavender. Emu oil is also good and effective in calming eczema, since it has anti-inflammatory properties. On the other hand, the eczema healing properties of bleach is still being tested and is subject to many studies.