While, dermatitis and eczema are synonyms, while in some languages dermatitis inferred an acute condition and eczema a chronic one. The cause of dermatitis is unclear however one possibility is a undermined interplay between the immune system and skin - Journal of Dermatitis


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How to Tell the Difference Between Dermatitis and Eczema

So eczema and dermatitis are the same?

More or less. The two conditions are often used interchangeably by dermatologists when speaking about a variety of skin rashes and irritations. "Eczema and dermatitis are generic terms used to indiscriminately describe many types of skin inflammation," says New York City-based dermatologist Neil Sadick, who adds that the most common types we encounter are contact, seborrheic, and atopic dermatitis...

Sure, eczema and dermatitis refer to the same types of skin conditions, but just like with the different forms of acne, there are discrepancies among them.

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