What is Dermatitis?
Dermatitis is the broad term for a number of chronic skin conditions that are characterised by the inflammation of the skin. Dermatitis may appear as dry, red patches, crusty scales or painful blisters anywhere on the body. If you’re suffering, the first step is to pinpoint the type of dermatitis affecting you.
Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
Atopic dermatitis is most commonly referred to as eczema and appears as itchy, red rashes over the body due to dry skin. Read about the common triggers and tips on how to manage it here.
Contact dermatitis can be classified as a skin allergy as it is directly caused by allergic reactions and irritants. These triggers could be as simple as grass or food ingredients which cause the skin to rash after the irritants come into contact with the body. Read more about Contact Dermatitis here.
Seborrheic Dermatitis (in infants known as Cradle Cap) is believed to be caused by an over-active seborrheic or oil gland. This type of condition is common in newborns, and is more often known as cradle cap. This type of dermatitis appears as a thick yellow crust on your baby’s scalp, but you can find some relief in knowing that the condition looks more alarming than it feels, and is not giving your bub any grief. Find out more about cradle cap here.
Although it is difficult to pinpoint what could be triggering your dermatitis, narrowing it down to one of the three categories above may help you better manage the condition and learn what triggers affect your skin. For everyday relief of symptoms, our specifically-formulated Billie Goat range have been shown to relieve symptoms such as reduce itching and calm flare-ups.