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MeSH D003872

Dermatitis is a blanket term literally meaning "inflammation of the skin". It is usually used to refer to eczema, which is also known as Dermatitis eczema. There are several different types. Usually all of them have in common an allergic reaction to specific allergens. Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) is a huge controlled vocabulary (or metadata system) for the purpose of indexing journal articles and books in the life sciences. ... A blanket term is a word or phrase that is used to describe multiple groups of related things. ... An abscess on the skin, showing the redness and swelling characteristic of inflammation. ... For the beetle, see Exema. ...

Specific types of dermatitis

(ICD-10 codes are provided where available.) The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (most commonly known by the abbreviation ICD) provides codes to classify diseases and a wide variety of signs, symptoms, abnormal findings, complaints, social circumstances and external causes of injury or disease. ...

Swimmer’s itch, duck itch, or cercarial dermatitis, is a short-term, immune reaction occurring in the skin of humans that have been infected by water-borne trematode parasites. ... Dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) or Duhrings Disease, is a skin disorder often associated with celiac disease. ... Contact dermatitis is a term for a skin reaction resulting from exposure to allergens or irritants. ... Toxicodendron pubescens (Atlantic Poison-oak), one of a large number of species containing urushiol irritants. ... Nummular dermatitis is one of the many forms of dermatitis. ... Dyshidrosis, also termed Dyshidrotic Eczema and Dyshidrotic Dermatitis, is a skin condition that is characterized by small blisters on the hands or feet. ...

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Eczema - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1473 words)
Deep unresolved or suppressed emotions are believed by some to be expressed externally in the form of physical skin conditions such as dermatitis (this being borne out by increased irritation at times of emotional upset such as anger or stress).
Dermatitis is often treated by doctors with prescribed cortisone (steroid) ointments or creams.
They are highly effective in most cases, but must be used sparingly to avoid possible side effects, the most significant of which is that their prolonged use can cause the skin to thin and become fragile (atrophy).
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