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What are the types of dermatitis?

Contact dermatitis

A rash that results from either repeated contact with irritants or contact with allergy-producing substances, such as poison ivy.


A chronic itchy skin condition localized to certain areas of the skin.

Seborrheic dermatitis

This is a common scalp condition that often causes dandruff.

Stasis dermatitis

This is a skin condition caused by a buildup of fluid under the skin of the legs.

Atopic dermatitis

More commonly known as eczema, it is a chronic itchy rash.

Perioral dermatitis

A bumpy rash around the mouth.

Reviewed by: Michael Fuller, MD

Last updated: Sep-21-09

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