Dermatitis refers to inflammation of the skin and can be indicative of a range of different skin problems, including eczema. Dermatitis can affect any part of the body and is characterized by red, swollen, and itchy skin. The types of dermatitis that most commonly affect the feet include contact dermatitis and stasis dermatitis.
Dermatitis symptoms can lead to foot skin problems, such as skin rashes. Treatment depends on the exact type of dermatitis and the cause of the inflammation and rash; therefore a podiatrist will need to diagnose the cause and type first. Call us at 561-793-6170 today or click here to request an appointment online to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced Lake Worth podiatrists and podiatrists across South Florida.
What is Dermatitis?
Dermatitis is inflammations of the skin that can refer to a number of different particular types of dermatitis, each type of skin rash or dermatitis have a different cause. Contact dermatitis can affect your feet. It is a result of skin contact if you walk on poison ivy or something that you are allergic to and it results in swelling, itching, and a foot rash. Stasis dermatitis is caused by poor circulation in the legs, so patients with varicose veins that interfere with circulation can develop skin conditions as a result.
Symptoms of Dermatitis
Dermatitis symptoms can vary based on the type of dermatitis that is present. As a general rule, this condition indicates swelling. Most symptoms include redness, rash, and itching.
Treatment for Dermatitis
If over the counter creams are not relieving your dermatitis symptoms, you should seek treatment for dermatitis from a podiatrist if the skin rash is on your feet. A doctor can diagnose what type of dermatitis you have and then provide a treatment based on what is causing the skin irritation.
What should you expect when visiting South Florida Foot & Ankle Centers for dermatitis? There is no need to worry about your visit to the podiatrist. Our goal is to work with you and relieve your discomfort. The doctor can usually diagnose dermatitis just by examining your feet. Our doctors have clinical experience and expertise in dealing with all different kinds of conditions that affect the legs and feet. Rest assured that you can trust their knowledge and experience as they work with you toward treatment goals involving better health of your feet, ankles, and knees.