dermatitis

noun der·ma·ti·tis \ ˌdər-mə-ˈtī-təs \
Updated on: 22 Nov 2017

Definition of dermatitis

plural dermatitides play \-ˈti-tə-ˌdēz\ or dermatitises
: inflammation of the skin

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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.

First Known Use of dermatitis

1876


DERMATITIS Defined for English Language Learners

dermatitis

noun

Definition of dermatitis for English Language Learners

  • medical : a disease in which the skin becomes red, swollen, and sore


Medical Dictionary

dermatitis

noun der·ma·ti·tis \ ˌdər-mə-ˈtīt-əs \

medical Definition of dermatitis

plural dermatitises or dermatitides play \-ˈtit-ə-ˌdēz\
: inflammation of the skin called also dermitis

dermatitic

play \-ˈtit-ik\ adjective


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