Dermatitis Specialist

Rashes (Dermatitis)

Soothe Your Skin: Dermatitis Relief in North Richland Hills

If your skin is itchy, red, or inflamed, you may have dermatitis. The board-certified dermatologists at Northstar Dermatology in North Richland Hills, Texas, take the time to identify the cause of your dermatitis so they can customize an effective treatment plan to give you relief. Don’t scratch your dermatitis or use potentially irritating home remedies. Call the office or book an appointment online today.

Northstar Dermatology:
Dermatology located in North Richland Hills, TX. Also serving Southlake, Colleyville, Keller, Hurst, Euless, Bedford, and Fort Worth, TX.

Dermatitis Q & A

What Is Dermatitis?

Dermatitis is an inflammation of your skin. Of the many types of dermatitis, the most common are:

Contact Dermatitis
Contact dermatitis is an allergic reaction to a specific substance or allergen, including chemicals in skin care products or household cleansers, poison ivy, or wool. In addition to a rash, you may develop blisters.

Atopic Dermatitis
Atopic dermatitis is a generalized skin reaction to allergens. Women, men, and children with atopic dermatitis, or eczema, usually have other allergies, such as an allergy to pet dander or pollen. If you have atopic dermatitis, you may have first developed it in infancy or early childhood.

Seborrheic Dermatitis
Seborrheic dermatitis is characterized by scaly patches, red skin, and flaking skin on oily areas of your body and scalp. Dandruff is a type of seborrheic dermatitis, as is cradle cap in babies.

Follicular Eczema
Follicular eczema creates thickened skin and bumps in the hair follicles. Dark skin is a risk factor for follicular eczema.

What Are The Symptoms Of Dermatitis?
Dermatitis is characterized by irritated, uncomfortable skin. Common symptoms include:

  • Rash
  • Red skin
  • Blisters
  • Crusted skin
  • Itchy skin
  • Pain
  • Stinging

Scratching your dermatitis can worsen your symptoms and lead to infection. If your dermatitis doesn’t clear up within a few days, is painful, or gets worse, contact Northstar Dermatology.
How Do Dermatologists Diagnose Dermatitis?

Northstar Dermatology examines your skin to diagnose the type of dermatitis you have. They ask you when your symptoms first appeared and whether you’ve had similar outbreaks before.

If your dermatologist suspects atopic dermatitis, they may conduct patch tests to determine which substances create an allergic response. They may also take a biopsy of your skin to rule out other conditions.

How Do Dermatologists Treat Dermatitis?
Northstar Dermatology tailors your treatment based on the type and severity of your dermatitis. Possible therapies include:

  • Topical corticosteroids to subdue inflammation
  • Topical calcineurin inhibitors to calm an immune response
  • Phototherapy
  • Oral corticosteroids for severe dermatitis
  • Injectable dupilumab to target severe inflammation

Don’t scratch the itch or suffer from dermatitis. Get safe, effective relief by calling Northstar Dermatology or booking an appointment online today.

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