A number of factors can increase your risk of developing certain types of dermatitis. Examples include:

  • Age. Dermatitis can occur at any age, but atopic dermatitis (eczema) usually begins in infancy.
  • Allergies and asthma. People who have a personal or family history of hay fever or asthma are more likely to develop atopic dermatitis.
  • Occupation. Jobs that put you in contact with certain metals, solvents or cleaning supplies increase your risk of contact dermatitis.
Jun. 29, 2013