Definition of dermatitis
dermatitidesplay \-ˈti-tə-ˌdēz\ or
: inflammation of the skin
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Contact with the skin can result in dermatitis, loss of hair, and necrosis due to irritation, the organization said.
Acid Yellow 23 dye Known to the FDA as tartrazine, this yellow dye, which is also used in foods, is reported to trigger asthma attacks, hives, and contact dermatitis in some people.
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Dermatitis usually appears as a rash, and may cause itching, blisters, swelling, and often scabbing and scaling. It often marks an allergic reaction of some kind. Contact dermatitis is caused by something (often a chemical) touching the skin. Atopic dermatitis usually affects the insides of the elbows, the backs of the knees, and the face; generally resulting from an inherited sensitivity, it's often triggered by inhaling something. Eczema, psoriasis, and dandruff are all forms of dermatitis. Even in the worst cases, dermatitis isn't infectious and doesn't produce serious health consequences.
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DERMATITIS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dermatitis for English Language Learners
medical : a disease in which the skin becomes red, swollen, and sore
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