Dermatitis

Dermatitis is an infection of the skin. The skin may become itchy and progress to a bumpy red rash that may become tender. There may also be pus-filled blisters that are usually found surrounding hair follicles.
What is Dermatitis?

The term dermatitis refers to inflammation of the skin and is usually characterized by a rash, itching and skin lesions such as blisters or pustules that may leak and crust over. A sensation of tingling, burning and stinging are other typical features.

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Research offers new clues about the underlying mechanisms of itch

Research offers new clues about the underlying mechanisms of itch

New study to identify prenatal and early childhood markers of high risk for food allergy and eczema

New study to identify prenatal and early childhood markers of high risk for food allergy and eczema

UMass Amherst researcher focuses on understanding fundamental aspects of the hand's microbiome

UMass Amherst researcher focuses on understanding fundamental aspects of the hand's microbiome

Researchers identify new molecular mechanisms in chronic skin inflammation

Researchers identify new molecular mechanisms in chronic skin inflammation

Universal strain of bacteria derived from healthy human skin can treat eczema

Universal strain of bacteria derived from healthy human skin can treat eczema

Researchers develop new tool to decipher cellular conversations

Researchers develop new tool to decipher cellular conversations

Race may play an important role in children's food allergies

Race may play an important role in children's food allergies

Researchers find possible cause for self-destructive immune system attacks in autoimmune diseases

Researchers find possible cause for self-destructive immune system attacks in autoimmune diseases

Black children have significantly higher rates of shellfish and fish allergies than white children

Black children have significantly higher rates of shellfish and fish allergies than white children

Study shows faster uptake of chemicals in people with a genetically weakened skin barrier

Study shows faster uptake of chemicals in people with a genetically weakened skin barrier

Trinity researchers discover key mechanism underlying bacterial skin colonization in atopic dermatitis

Trinity researchers discover key mechanism underlying bacterial skin colonization in atopic dermatitis

Multisystem immune-related adverse events linked with improved survival from immunotherapy in NSCLC

Multisystem immune-related adverse events linked with improved survival from immunotherapy in NSCLC

Sunscreen should be worn by all to protect against skin cancer and premature aging

Sunscreen should be worn by all to protect against skin cancer and premature aging

Patients with atopic dermatitis more likely to have autoimmune diseases

Patients with atopic dermatitis more likely to have autoimmune diseases

Decades of research into racial, ethnic health disparities fail to resolve disproportionate health outcomes

Decades of research into racial, ethnic health disparities fail to resolve disproportionate health outcomes

Study: Cannabidiol molecule contains more potent antioxidants

Study: Cannabidiol molecule contains more potent antioxidants

Masks can cause more problems in people with skin allergies

Masks can cause more problems in people with skin allergies

Antibiotics administered before age 2 are linked to ongoing conditions

Antibiotics administered before age 2 are linked to ongoing conditions

Elastic-free facial masks could benefit individuals with contact dermatitis during COVID-19

Elastic-free facial masks could benefit individuals with contact dermatitis during COVID-19

Vitamin D supplements ease symptoms of severe atopic dermatitis in children

Vitamin D supplements ease symptoms of severe atopic dermatitis in children