Dermatitis & Rashes 

Complex Rashes

Dermatologists are commonly called upon to help determine the etiology of confusing or complex rashes such as a drug eruption that requires knowledge of common offending medications, autoimmune dermatitis such as cutaneous lupus or dermatomyositis, or any other difficult to diagnose dermatitis. When suffering from one of these difficult issues, you want the expertise of a board-certified dermatologist to help you evaluate and treat your rash.

Different Types of Dermatitis:

It’s important to identify which type of Dermatitis you or your child may have and also your symptoms or triggers so that you can find the best way to treat and manage it.

Atopic Dermatitis

Typically begins during infancy or childhood, but it can affect people of any age. Atopic dermatitis is the most common form of eczema. Most often, it affects people who also have asthma, a family history of eczema or asthma, or people with defects in the skin barrier. 

Contact Dermatitis

Happens when the skin comes in contact with irritating substances or allergens. This causes the skin to become inflamed, burn, itch, and become red over time. Contact Dermatitis usually appears on the hands or parts of the body that touched the irritant.

Dyshidrotic Eczema

Produces small, itchy blisters on the edges of fingers, toes, palms, and soles of the feet. 

Nummular Dermatitis

A common type of eczema that can affect people of any age. People with Nummular Dermatitis often develop itchy, coin-shaped spots on their skin that can be very difficult to treat.

Seborrheic Dermatitis

This is considered a chronic form of Dermatitis. Seborrheic Dermatitis appears on the body where there are a lot of oil-producing glands, such as the scalp.

Stasis Dermatitis

This happens when there is an issue with blood flow in the veins, which can cause fluid to leak out and subsequently cause skin irritation.

We Can Treat

Dr. Ortleb has expertise in treating the following rashes:

  • Cutaneous lupus, including discoid lupus, subacute cutaneous lupus, lupus panniculitis
  • Bullous pemphigoid, pemphigus vulgaris and other autoimmune blistering diseases
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Lichen planus
  • Morphea and Scleroderma
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Drug eruptions
  • Erythema multiforme
  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
  • Shingles
  • Herpes Labialis

Call 402-509-4812 to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Melanie Ortleb or Physician Assistant Amy K. Price.

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