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What causes dermatitis? 7 possible conditions

Dermatitis is a general term for skin inflammation. The skin will typically appear dry, swollen, and red. The condition can have many causes, but it’s not contagious. Dermatitis can be uncomfortable for some. How itchy your skin may feel can range from mild... Read more

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Allergies Overview

Learn about what causes allergies, the different types of allergies, and how they're treated.

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2

Kwashiorkor

Kwashiorkor is a serious form of malnutrition caused by a lack of protein. Learn how to spot this condition and how it can be prevented.

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3

Thrombophlebitis

Thrombophlebitis is inflammation of a vein, usually in the leg. It can cause swelling or redness and can lead to a pulmonary embolism if not treated.

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4

Candida Fungus Skin Infection

Candida is a type of fungus that can cause an infection in your skin. In normal conditions, your skin may host small amounts of this fungus, but problems arise when it begins to multiply and creates an overgrowth...

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5

Cellulitis

Cellulitis is a common bacterial skin infection. Cellulitis may first appear as a red, swollen area that feels hot and tender to the touch.

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6

The War of Cells: Graft vs. Host Disease

Graft vs. Host Disease (GvHD) is a reaction that develops after a bone marrow transplant when the donor and the recipient are different people.

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7

Dermatomyositis

Dermatomyositis is a rare inflammatory disease. It's an inflammatory myopathy, which is a condition that occurs when your muscles become inflamed.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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