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Seborrheic dermatitis is another condition that can cause dandruff and flaking of the scalp.
Constant cleansing dries out the scalp and may even induce a flaking condition like seborrheic dermatitis, which is a chronic state of inflammation, according to Jaliman.
Nickel is one of the most common causes of allergic contact dermatitis, a skin reaction caused by exposure to a specific allergen.
Those with inflammatory conditions, such as dermatitis or rosacea, might particularly find this useful in restoring equilibrium, according to Holey; the lack of essential oils and fragrance (potential irritants) is another plus.
Although these ingredients were not expected to cause skin irritation or other side effects, a paper published in Contact Dermatitis found that alkyl glucosides likely trigger more instances of allergic contact dermatitis than originally believed.
Red, rash-like bumps on the vulva could also be contact dermatitis, which is caused by a sensitivity to something your skin came in contact with, such as a new body wash.
Exposure to a wet environment for long periods of time (hours to days) can cause damage to and inflammation of the skin, allowing for bacterial and fungal pathogens to invade and cause severe dermatitis.
Known medically as cercarial dermatitis, swimmer's itch appears when a microscopic parasite burrows under the skin, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
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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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