Frequently asked questions

Can stress worsen dermatitis? Plus Icon

Stress can potentially exacerbate dermatitis symptoms.

Emotional stress may trigger or worsen flare-ups in individuals with certain types of dermatitis, such as atopic dermatitis.

How can I prevent dermatitis flare-ups? Plus Icon

Preventing dermatitis flare-ups means identifying and avoiding triggers.

This can include avoiding known allergens or irritants, using gentle skincare products, moisturising regularly, practicing good hygiene, and managing stress levels.

Hot showers, allergens like pollen or pets, and chemical irritants i.e. washing powder can also trigger flare-ups.

Is dermatitis contagious? Plus Icon

Dermatitis is not contagious. It is an inflammatory condition of the skin caused by various factors such as allergies, irritants, or underlying health conditions such as asthma or allergies. It cannot be passed from person to person.

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