Dermatitis is a general term for several conditions, including eczema, that involve swollen, reddened and itchy skin. Dermatitis isn't usually life threatening or contagious, and can be controlled by identifying and treating its cause.
Why choose Mayo Clinic
- Experience. Each year, Mayo Clinic doctors diagnose and treat thousands of adults and children with dermatitis. Mayo Clinic in Minnesota offers hospital care for rare, severe cases.
- Time for you. To control your dermatitis, it's important to find the precise cause. Mayo Clinic doctors take the time to listen to you and conduct the tests needed to make an accurate diagnosis.
- Efficient care. At Mayo Clinic, you can have allergy testing and discuss the results with your doctor in just a few days.
- Research. Mayo Clinic specialists are researching improved testing and treatment for dermatitis. You have access to these clinician-researchers.
Read more about dermatitis, atopic dermatitis (eczema), contact dermatitis and seborrheic dermatitis at MayoClinic.com.