skip to Main Content


Let Our Board-Certified Dermatologists Treat Painful Dermatitis

Get Started Today

Let Our Board-Certified Dermatologists Treat Painful Dermatitis


What is Dermatitis?

Are you suffering from symptoms of dermatitis? This common skin condition affects anyone at any age and can show up as an irritating itchy rash, uncomfortable dry patches, or even painful blisters. 

If you’re looking for dermatitis relief or a professional diagnosis, our board-certified team of dermatologists at The Center for Surgical Dermatology can help. We understand that this skin condition affects every individual differently. We provide personalized treatment plans to address the symptoms and discomfort associated with it.

Dermatitis is a broad category, generally characterized by skin irritation. Dermatitis has many causes and can occur in many forms, such as skin that is itchy, dry, reddened, swollen, flakey, or even blistered.


Types of Dermatitis

There are numerous different types of dermatitis. Some of the most common forms of dermatitis include the following skin conditions: 

  • Contact Dermatitis: Typically in the form of a red, itchy, sometimes blistery rash, contact dermatitis appears after direct contact between the skin and an irritant or allergen.
  • Atopic Dermatitis: More commonly known as eczema, this type of dermatitis usually appears as red, itchy, dry patches where the skin creases and naturally bends (elbows, knees, neck). However, it can affect any part of the body.
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis: A chronic condition that affects oily areas of the body, like the scalp, eyebrows, ears, nose, and chest. It causes scaly red patches and, at times, can be very itchy.

Dermatitis FAQs

Interested in learning more about dermatitis? Frequently asked questions regarding this common skin condition include:

There are many different causes of dermatitis including exposure to irritating products or chemicals, such as detergents, soaps, cleaning products, waxes, and even some types of jewelry. 

Seborrheic dermatitis can be caused by a combination of genes, changes in climate, stress, a patient’s overall health status, and yeast that lives on our skin. 

Atopic dermatitis also has a genetic component and can be exacerbated by stress and environmental triggers. Additionally, certain foods can be associated with atopic dermatitis flare-ups, including eggs, dairy, nuts, soy products, citrus fruits, and wheat/gluten products. 

Ultimately, the underlying cause of dermatitis can vary, so it’s important to consult a board-certified dermatologist to determine the root cause and find the best treatment for you.

A board-certified dermatologist will examine your skin, perform an extensive evaluation, and look at your medical history to help clarify the diagnosis. Once a diagnosis is made, the dermatologist will determine which treatment options are right for you. 

Some common dermatitis treatments include: 

  • Topical ointments, creams, or gels.
  • Phototherapy (medical-grade light treatment).
  • Corticosteroids (pills or injections) for severe dermatitis.

No, dermatitis is not contagious.

This depends on the type of dermatitis. For example, atopic dermatitis (eczema) seems to appear in occasional flare-ups and is most often seasonal. Contact dermatitis, however, can last a few weeks but often resolves much quicker with steroid use when indicated. 

Unfortunately, seborrheic dermatitis seems to be a lifelong issue that clears and flares up, but can be easily controlled with a good skincare routine.

If you’re seeking relief from dermatitis or need a professional diagnosis to uncover the cause, get in touch with The Center for Surgical Dermatology below. Our team is experienced in providing skin evaluations, diagnosis, and personalized treatment plans to help you restore your healthy skin.


Dermatitis Photos

View the dermatitis photos below to see if you may be suffering from dermatitis. If this looks similar to your symptoms, please schedule an appointment with our board-certified dermatologists for an official diagnosis and personalized treatment plan.


Receive a Board-Certified Dermatitis Diagnosis at The Center for Surgical Dermatology

Are you experiencing symptoms of dermatitis that are interfering with your quality of life? Schedule a thorough skin consultation with our expert dermatology team at The Center for Surgical Dermatology to help restore the health and appearance of your skin! Call (614) 847-4100 to schedule an appointment today.

Contact Us Today

Have questions or concerns? Please give us a call at 614.847.4100.

Back To Top