What is hepatitis and dermatitis?

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis is most often caused by a virus, but it can be the result of exposure to certain toxic agents, such as drugs or chemicals. Hepatitis A is caused by a virus that infects liver cells and causes inflammation. The inflammation can affect how your liver works and cause other signs and symptoms of hepatitis A. The virus most commonly spreads when you eat or drink something contaminated with faecal matter, even just tiny amounts. To reduce your risk of spreading or catching the hepatitis A virus :

  • One should always wash hands thoroughly after using the restroom and when you come in contact with an infected person's blood, stools, or other bodily fluid.

  • We should also avoid unclean food and water.

Dermatitis is a common condition that has many causes and occurs in many forms. It usually involves itchy, dry skin or a rash on swollen, reddened skin. Or it may cause the skin to blister, ooze, crust or flake off. Examples of this condition are atopic dermatitis (eczema), dandruff and contact dermatitis. These self-care habits can help you manage dermatitis and feel better:

  • Moisturize your skin always.

  • Use of nonprescription anti-inflammation and anti-itch products.

  • Apply a cool wet cloth on the affected area.

  • Take a comfortably warm bath. 

  • Use of medicated shampoos. 

  • Take a dilute bleach bath. 

  • Avoid rubbing and scratching of affected areas.


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Updated on: 10-Oct-2022


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