A to Z: Dermatitis, Atopicenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgLearn about atopic dermatitis, an inflammation of the skin that causes itching and discomfort.dermatitis, contact dermatitis, allergic dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, seborrhea, atopic dermatitis, eczema, cradle cap, dandruff, diaper rash, actinic dermatitis, rash, CD1Dermatology02/18/201303/25/201909/02/20191c54f661-879c-4304-afee-14d56da1862fhttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-dermatitis-atopic.html/<p>Dermatitis (dur-muh-TYE-tis) is inflammation of the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/skin-hair-nails.html/">skin</a> that causes itching and discomfort. Atopic dermatitis (<a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/eczema-atopic-dermatitis.html/">eczema</a>) is a type of dermatitis that&nbsp;runs in families and often is associated with allergies or asthma.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>There are many types of dermatitis. Dermatitis can be the result of contact with an allergen or substance like <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/poison-ivy.html/">poison ivy</a> or detergents (contact dermatitis). It also can be caused by oily skin or hair (<a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/dandruff.html/">seborrheic dermatitis</a>, also known as <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/cradle-cap.html/">cradle cap</a> in infants).</p> <p>Symptoms of dermatitis include itching, burning, or swelling on the surface of the skin. Blisters, scaly, dry or thick skin, and a red rash also may develop. The condition is not contagious.</p> <p>Treatment depends on what type of dermatitis a person has and what caused it. The doctor may recommend thoroughly washing the area with water or applying moisturizers, corticosteroid skin creams, or other ointments to the affected area. Corticosteroid pills may be prescribed to treat severe cases. Sometimes doctors will recommend leaving it alone.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Dermatitis is a nuisance but not generally a serious health problem. It can, however, turn into a bacterial skin infection if not treated properly, so always contact your&nbsp;doctor if you see signs of dermatitis.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
A to Z: Dermatitis, SeborrheicLearn about seborrheic dermatitis, inflammation of the skin that causes itching and discomfort.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-dermatitis-seborrheic.html/cfdb5861-5d7f-47cb-b052-5887d10bddbb
Cradle Cap (Seborrheic Dermatitis) in InfantsThis harmless condition - the infant form of dandruff - causes rough, scaly patches on a baby's skin.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/cradle-cap.html/6d174d1c-6cad-4888-852f-b18b06ce6afe
DandruffGot flakes? Most cases of dandruff don't require a visit to a doctor's office. Treat them at home with special, over-the-counter dandruff shampoos.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/dandruff.html/69c7fe95-f222-43a8-bd0e-a85c6d309ade
EczemaEverybody has dry skin once in a while, but eczema is more than just that. If your skin is dry, itchy, red, sore, and scaly, you may have eczema. Learn more about this uncomfortable condition and what you can to do stop itching!https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/eczema.html/95bd5d11-4ca3-401a-848b-27cbaeb78cee
Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)Eczema can be an itchy nuisance and cause scratching that makes the problem worse. Many kids who have eczema today will be over it by the time they're teens.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/eczema-atopic-dermatitis.html/085769a4-1f01-4f26-9de9-24cb82c71c30
RashesLearn about rashes in a flash. Check out our article just for kids!https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/rashes.html/93106f15-27f0-427c-8e51-130efc8cb8c4
Skin, Hair, and NailsOur skin protects the network of tissues, muscles, bones, nerves, blood vessels, and everything else inside our bodies. Hair and nails are actually modified types of skin.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/skin-hair-nails.html/ff7f1929-9dfc-404b-91a9-b45e51633223