Definition of dermatitis
dermatitidesplay \-ˈti-tə-ˌdēz\ or
: inflammation of the skin
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Current research suggests that using moisturizer can help prevent your newborn from developing atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema.
About 14.5 million Americans are affected annually by allergic contact dermatitis, according to the-dermatologist.com.
Contact with the skin can result in dermatitis, loss of hair, and necrosis due to irritation, the organization said.
Targets Komodo peptides may be a good match for bacteria that cause staph infections, inner ear and burn infections, dermatitis, pneumonia, and cystic fibrosis, Bishop says.
Growing as both a shrub and a vine, the innocuous-looking flora produces a noxious sap responsible for the reaction, called allergic contact dermatitis.
But the latest round of regulatory approvals suggests that the pricing trend is moderating. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and Sanofi announced Food and Drug Administration approval for their new dermatitis drug, Dupixent, on Tuesday morning.
Tsai had suffered from acute dermatitis for years, and within months of adopting the geisha ritual her skin had healed in entirety.
The illnesses included dermatitis, bronchitis and white blood cell deficiencies, as well as a few cases of lymphoma and leukemia.
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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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