American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Inflammation of the skin.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, inflammation of the skin. Also called cytitis.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) Inflammation of the skin.
- n. inflammation of the skin; skin becomes itchy and may develop blisters
- From Ancient Greek δερματίτις (dermatitis), from Ancient Greek δέρμα (derma, "skin, hide"), from δέρω (dero, "to skin, to flay"). (Wiktionary)
“An exfoliating generalized dermatitis is exceptionally observed in the first weeks of life (_dermatitis exfoliativa neonatorum_), lasting some weeks, and in most cases followed by recovery.”
“The local action of iodoform (_iodoform dermatitis_) in some individuals is that of a decided irritant, bringing about a dermatitis, which often spreads much beyond the parts of application, and which in those eczematously inclined may result in a veritable and persistent eczema.”
“Speaking of my feet and my lower legs, the dermatitis is flaring a bit but keeps getting knocked back.”
“The dermatitis is clearing up nicely again, which is a relief.”
“As if the misery of one form of allergy, say dermatitis, is not enough, allergies may come in a series called the “allergy march”.”
“Modern soaps add a chemistry set to the mix, but the simplest soaps are really the best, since every added chemical increases the likelihood of skin irritation, called dermatitis, or allergic reactions to fragrances or preservatives in the subtle form of puffy eyes or red hands.”
“Likewise, it can cause yeast allergies, so folks may be more prone to allergies from other yeasty sources, mushrooms, beer, cheese, and can even develop seabhorrheic sp? dermatitis, which is oily dandruff caused by irritation of the skin due to a normally non-harmful yeast on the skin.”
“The rays of the sun bronze the skin; mustard, cantharides, and many like irritants cause a dermatitis, which is accompanied by a deposition of pigment.”
“Those who are allergic to DMF can develop contact dermatitis, which is a rash that can appear anywhere on the body, according to WebMD.”
“There are many types of skin rashes, including but not limited to dermatitis, which is contracted like an allergy; rashes caused by parasites; rashes caused by skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis; bacterial infections; and viral diseases like measles, shingles or scarlet fever.”
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