Examples of dermatitis include atopic dermatitis (eczema), dandruff and rashes caused by contact with any of a number of substances, such as chlorinated water, harsh soaps or frequent hand washing due to occupation, e.g. nurses and hairdressers who often have issues with dermatitis on their hands. Jewelry with nickel in it can also cause irritation. There are many possible causes and sometimes sadly it is just genetic.
Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin condition that mainly affects the scalp. It causes scaly patches, red skin and dandruff. It can also affect oily areas of the body and face. In infants this is known as cradle cap.
While it is always sensible to seek medical advice, there are also many alternative therapies, which have helped some people manage their dermatitis.
An essential for any dermatitis sufferer is to find a very gentle soap that firstly, does not aggravate their sensitive skin condition, and secondly ideally will help bring the skin into normal balance.
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