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Symptoms of Dermatitis

Symptoms of Dermatitis: Introduction

Rashes vary greatly in appearance, extent and severity depending on the underlying cause. Rashes can be red, white, silver and raised, bumpy or flat. They can appear as dots or spots or occur in a large, solid continuous area. Rashes can also include scaling and/or flaking off of skin cells. A rash of purple spots can be due to serious condition, such as meningitis or allergic purpura.

A rash may occur alone without other symptoms. Symptoms that do accompany a rash vary depending on the underlying cause.

A rash due to an allergy or irritant, such as rashes that occur in eczema or contact dermatitis, generally occur with itching. Common symptoms that also occur with allergy-related a rash include runny nose, sneezing, hives, and red eyes. Symptoms of food allergies that can cause a rash include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

Itching also occurs with some rashes due to some infectious diseases, such as chickenpox, and some parasitic infections, such pubic lice and scabies. Fungal infections that cause a rash with itching include athlete's foot and jock itch.

Symptoms of life-threatening complications of allergic reactions, such as anaphylaxis and allergic purpura, include wheezing, shortness of breath, swollen joints, bloody stool, swelling of the face, tongue or throat, confusion and shock.

Complications of a rash and scratching include inflammation, open breaks in the skin, and a secondary bacterial infection or fungal infection of the surrounding skin and tissues. This is called cellulitis and can be potentially serious....more about Dermatitis »

Symptoms of Dermatitis

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Dermatitis includes the 4 symptoms listed below:

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Dermatitis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Dermatitis?

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Dermatitis. This signs and symptoms information for Dermatitis has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Dermatitis signs or Dermatitis symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Dermatitis may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Dermatitis symptoms.


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