dermatitis

Definitions of dermatitis
  1. noun
    inflammation of the skin; skin becomes itchy and may develop blisters
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    actinic dermatitis
    dermatitis caused exposure to sunlight
    atopic dermatitis, atopic eczema
    a severe form of dermatitis characterized by atopy
    contact dermatitis
    a delayed type of allergic reaction of the skin resulting from skin contact with a specific allergen (such as poison ivy)
    cradle cap
    a dermatitis of the scalp that is common in infants
    diaper dermatitis, diaper rash
    dermatitis of the thighs and buttocks of infants; supposedly caused by ammonia in the urine in the child's diapers
    hypericism
    a severe dermatitis of herbivorous domestic animals attributable to photosensitivity from eating Saint John's wort
    neurodermatitis
    dermatitis in which localized areas (especially the forearms or back of the neck or outer part of the ankle) itch persistently; cause is unknown
    schistosome dermatitis, swimmer's itch
    a sensitization reaction to repeated invasion of the skin by cercariae of schistosomes
    seborrheic dermatitis, seborrheic eczema
    a chronic skin disease associated with seborrhea and greasy scales on the scalp or eyelids or other parts of the skin
    bubble gum dermatitis
    an allergic contact dermatitis developed around the lips of children who chew bubble gum
    Rhus dermatitis
    contact dermatitis resulting from contact with plants of the genus Toxicodendron
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    eczema
    generic term for inflammatory conditions of the skin; particularly with vesiculation in the acute stages
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