What is Dermatitis?

Dermatitis is a skin condition which presents itself as dry, itchy, flaking, cracking and reddening of the skin, commonly known as eczema. It can be found on any part of the body, the most common being the face, scalp, elbows, knees, hand and feet. There are several types of eczema with the most common types being atopic eczema, which commonly effects people also suffering from asthma, contact dermatitis, which is caused on contact with allergens and seborrheic dermatitis, which causes skin to flake and peel off.

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What causes Dermatitis?

Causes of dermatitis can range from allergic reactions, contact with irritants such as soaps, detergents, household chemicals, jewelry, cosmetics; fungal infections, auto-immune conditions, hypersensitivity, and changes in environment such as warmer or colder climates. Scratching as a result of the itchy skin often makes dermatitis worse and difficult to treat so getting the right treatment is essential in order to treat dermatitis.
What treatments are there?

Treatment will depend on the type of eczema and its location. The most common type of treatments are creams and ointments to moisturize and reduce dryness in the skin. Steroid creams can help to reduce itchiness, relieve symptoms and promote healing of the skin. Other treatments include scalp lotions, coal tar and creams to reduce itching, such as Calamine cream or Crotamiton. Antihistamine tablets can also be used to help relieve the itch caused by dermatitis.
How can Skin Clinic Help you?

Our pharmacist can help to diagnose your condition and recommend the correct treatment in a face-to-face consultation at our skin clinic. Through the skin clinic you can access prescription strength steroid treatments without the need to see your GP or wait for an appointment. Click on the link above to book an appointment with our pharmacist to obtain prescription strength betamethasone. 

If you prefer to choose your own products, we also have a wide range of treatments available to browse and purchase in our online shop.
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