Dermatitis is a general term for skin inflammation. There are many types of dermatitis – each with their own causes and treatments.
Topical corticosteroids are effective anti-inflammatory, immunosuppressive, & vasoconstrictive medications and are treatment for rashes, eczema, and dermatitis.
Nipple Eczema affects the nipples, areola, and/or the surrounding skin. Signs and symptoms include the skin being erythematous (red), scaling, crusted or cracked and may cause the area to become itchy, tender, or painful affecting one or both nipples.
Contour Dermatology is currently seeking participants (ages 2 and up) for a clinical study for a new, non-steroidal topical ointment to treat eczema.
Dr. Jochen was a principal investigator for this drug – the first new prescription drug approved for eczema in more than 10 years.
Steroid creams and ointments are effective and work quickly to bring a flare up under control, but there are side effects to using steroids long-term.