Dermatitis, meaning skin inflammation, refers to a range of skin ailments that result in dry, red and itchy skin. In some of the cases blisters or crusty scales may set in, which may ooze fluid. Several types of allergens, health conditions and genetics may cause skin rashes. The dermatitis symptoms tend to vary with the different types of the disease.

There are three major types of dermatitis:

Contact Dermatitis: Skin inflammation that sets in when the body comes in contact with an irritant like plants or plant based products such as poison ivy, fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers, metals, rubber, hair dyes and fragrances, is termed as contact dermatitis.

Nummular Dermatitis: Nummular Dermatitis is characterized by oval or round lesions. This condition is neither contagious nor linked with food allergies.

Atopic Dermatitis: Atopic dermatitis leads to terrible itching, redness and flakes on skin. It is known to be caused by allergens, food and irritants.