Dermatitis on the back
Dermatitis is called inflammation of the skin, associated with various factors. This is the reaction of the skin to certain irritants. The main symptoms include itching, redness, rashes and peeling. One type of dermatitis is seborrheic dermatitis. Most often, it affects areas of the skin on which a large number of sebaceous and sweat glands are located – the face (forehead, chin), scalp, chest. Also, seborrheic dermatitis often occurs on the back, which is accompanied by great inconvenience associated with the inability to independently treat the inflamed area of the skin. In addition, this part of the body constantly comes into contact with clothing and sweats, which provokes additional irritation.
Causes of seborrheic dermatitis on the back
- Food. The cause of dermatitis can be an unbalanced diet with excessive consumption of salty, fatty or spicy foods, as well as allergens.
- Decreased immunity. Protective immune cells are a deterrent to the development of various infections, and when they are weakened, the accelerated reproduction of microbes that cause dermatitis begins.
- physical impact. Wearing tight or synthetic clothing causes friction and irritates the skin on your back.
- Ecology. The condition of the skin is affected by environmental factors, air pollution or water consumption.
Features of the treatment of dermatitis on the back
The back is a hard-to-reach place, and therefore a person does not notice the first signs of the disease – redness and rash. And only with the onset of burning and itching is it possible to detect, in the mirror or with the help of loved ones, the possible presence of dermatitis.
However, when studying photos and symptoms of allergic or other types of dermatitis on the back and lower back in adults, you need to remember that you cannot engage in self-treatment, since only a doctor can correctly select the effective medications. In addition, it is important to note that it is unacceptable to scratch or peel off the crust from the places of inflammation, so as not to infect the infection.
The approach to the treatment of dermatitis on the back is complex and depends on the cause of the disease. In one case, the use of antihistamines is necessary, in the other, sedative drugs can be used as an addition. But general recommendations come down to relieving acute inflammation, following a hypoallergenic diet, and using special products to heal affected skin areas and reduce itching.