Spongiotic Dermatitis is also known as acute eczema and is a chronic skin condition, which affects the skin around the abdominal and chest areas. Other parts of the body might also get affected due to this condition. Spongiotic Dermatitis usually affects all parts of the body except for the head. This condition occurs at a very young age and even babies may suffer from Spongiotic Dermatitis which is often believed to be diaper rash. This skin condition is more commonly found in males as compared to females.
Spongiotic Dermatitis causes severe itchiness and a rash and is considered to occur due to various allergies, which include food, insects, and medicines.
The most common symptom of Spongiotic Dermatitis is the occurrence of a rash, which may appear on various parts of the body. This rash is red in colour and as this condition worsens; the skin turns darker and if not avoided this may turn black. It is important to treat spongiotic dermatitis on time as this condition could develop a crust around the infected area, which may ooze and cause severe irritation to the skin. Treating the skin with such a severe infection also takes a longer time and is more difficult.
There are a number of reasons as to why this infection is caused and the trigger is different in different individuals. Understanding the root cause of the infection is a long process, which involves allot of trial and error methods. It is hence more essential to begin treatment rather than trying to understand why the infection is caused.
Individuals who suffer from spongiotic dermatitis should carefully monitor the various products they are exposed to daily as this can help to effectively eliminate and identify the causes which can be made more clear with a biopsy test. Spongiotic dermatitis is also considered hereditary(!).
Treatment for spongiotic dermatitis involves a number of creams and ointments, which are required to be applied to the infected area. Menthol based lotions and creams are usually advised as they have a cooling effect, which helps to relieve the pain and itchiness caused due to the infection.
Individuals who suffer from a severe condition of spongiotic dermatitis may also be advised to take oral medication, which helps to reduce the itchiness and rash caused. Following a healthy diet and avoiding food products that are more likely to cause the infection is essential as this helps to cure the infection and avoids it from reoccurring.