Dermatitis is the general term for a skin irritation, usually accompanied by itchy, dry, red, swollen skin, and a rash. The skin can also blister, ooze, crust over or flake off. Dermatitis is an unsightly condition that typically causes as much aesthetic concern as it does physical discomfort. Spectrum Dermatology of Atlanta provides dermatitis treatment for all forms of this condition at our clinic in Alpharetta, Georgia.
The different types of dermatitis can appear in various forms and on any part of the body. Common types include:
- Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
- Contact dermatitis (poison ivy, poison oak)
- Cradle cap
- Diaper rash
- Seborrheic dermatitis
Most skin irritations can be effectively treated at home with over-the-counter topical creams that relieve symptoms. If your symptoms persist over two weeks, grow worse or painful, are on the face or genitals, become infected or otherwise become unbearable, you should contact us at Spectrum Dermatology of Atlanta for a consultation and treatment.
Get Advanced Treatment for Skin Irritations/Dermatitis
Diagnosing your specific form of dermatitis involves a physical exam, removing some skin for examination under a microscope or patch testing. Our skilled physicians may also perform blood testing to rule out infection or other causes. Some forms of dermatitis require treating an underlying condition as well as the skin irritation.
Typical cases of dermatitis can be treated by medicated creams or ointments, antibiotics, corticosteroids, light therapy and laser treatments. Some cosmetic treatments can be recommended to improve your skin’s condition and prevent outbreaks. Dr. Susan Spitzler or Dr. Emma Murad will create a custom treatment plan to address your specific condition and symptoms.
Call or contact us online at Spectrum Dermatology of Atlanta to schedule a dermatitis consultation with one of our experienced dermatologists.