What Causes Dermatitis?

Q:
What causes dermatitis?

A:
There are three major types of dermatitis, that is, atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis and seborrheic dermatitis. The cause of different types of dermatitis is different. In most cases, the cause of dermatisis is a combination of many factors.

Atopic dermatitis.Nobody knows the exact cause of atopic dermatitis. Atopic dermatitis runs in family. If one parent has atopic dermatitis, there is about a 50% chance that his or her child has atopic dermatitis. Nobody knows the way atopic dermatitis passes from parents to children. Living in a place that is often cold or has pollution may increase the chance of getting it.

Contact dermatitis. It is mainly caused by direct contact with irritants or allergens.

Seborrheic dermatitis. It can be caused by a yeast in the oil secretion on the skin. It is also related to the change of seasons.

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