Exfoliative dermatitis

A generalized inflammatory cutaneous disorder characterized by erythema and desquamation.

Symptoms of Exfoliative dermatitis

The following features are indicative of Exfoliative dermatitis:
  • itching
  • skin redness
  • hair loss
  • skin scaling
  • skin peeling
  • skin flaking

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Common Causes of Exfoliative dermatitis

The following are the most common causes of Exfoliative dermatitis:
  • psoriasis
  • contact dermatitis
  • seborrheic dermatitis
  • lichen planus
  • pityriasis rubra pilaris

Risk Factors for Exfoliative dermatitis

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Exfoliative dermatitis:
  • older age men

Prevention of Exfoliative dermatitis

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Exfoliative dermatitis.

Occurrence of Exfoliative dermatitis

Number of Cases

The following are the number of Exfoliative dermatitis cases seen each year worldwide:
  • Rare between 10K - 50K cases

Common Age Group

Exfoliative dermatitis can occur at any age.

Common Gender

Exfoliative dermatitis can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Exfoliative dermatitis

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Exfoliative dermatitis:
  • Physical examination: To diagnose disease with physical examination of skin
  • Complete blood count: To check the cause of disease that is leukemia
  • Bone marrow study: To diagnose leukemia and lymphoma, these are the cause of disease

Complications of Exfoliative dermatitis if untreated

Yes, Exfoliative dermatitis causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Exfoliative dermatitis is left untreated:
  • can be fatal
  • electrolyte imbalance
  • cardiac failure

Self-care for Exfoliative dermatitis

The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Exfoliative dermatitis:
  • monitoring patient's fluid balance to prevent dehydration

Alternative Medicine for Treatment of Exfoliative dermatitis

The following alternate medicine and therapies are known to help in the treatment or management of Exfoliative dermatitis:
  • Use of herbal remedies and supplements: Use of Audumbera Kushtha and Kapala Kushtha extract helps in preventing inflammatory skin symptoms of erythroderma

Is Exfoliative dermatitis Infectious?

Yes, Exfoliative dermatitis is known to be infectious.

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
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