It’s a term you may hear from your doctor regarding your inflammatory conditions of the skin. Dermatitis is associated with itching, redness, and pain. The term dermatitis and eczema are using synonymously. It is a very common skin condition and affects a large number of people all over the world. It is mainly a rash on your skin that can either be concentrated to one place or spread all over the body, depending on the severity of the situation. It is caused by factors such as allergens, irritants, extreme temperatures, some foods, hormones, microbes or sometimes due to stress. However, as per the modern knowledge, the exact cause of developing eczema is not known completely. If a child has eczema, there is a great likelihood that his parents had a history of a disease.
Dermatitis in Ayurveda
In Ayurvedic literature, the term Vicharchika is used for these types skin diseases. Which includes symptoms of redness, itching pain, rashes and oozing. As per Ayurvedic treatises the lifestyle, food habits and family history plays an important role in developing dermatitis.