Spongiotic dermatitis is a chronic skin condition that usually affects the skin on and around the abdominal, chest areas and buttocks. It does affect other parts of the body. Most other dermatitis affect scalp, face and limbs! In that respect Spongiotic Dermatitis is easy to diagnose based on the affected body areas. This is a typical male skin condition. More than 75% cases of Spongiotic Dermatitis are reported to be men. The disease is contracted early in the life at young age. In babies it can get confused with diaper rash. Spongiotic Dermatitis occurs as a result of some allergic reaction. It may be an allergy to food, insect bite or overreaction of certain drug or medication. It is also commonly known as Acute Eczema. 

It can be acute or subacute in its impacts. Spongiotic The main difference between acute and subacute spongiotic dermatitis is in the size of the vesicles developed by intercellular edema. The acute spongiotic dermatitis has larger vesicles compare to the subacute spongiotic dermatitis.

Like every other type of dermatitis the first sign comes as itch. After server bouts of itches generally rash appears.  The rash is usually red in the beginning which turns brown after repeated scratching of the affected skin areas in stomach, chest and buttocks where it usually occurs.

If left untreated the skin rash may turn black in color due to regular scratching over a prolonged period. Due to excessive itching it may leave permanent scar on the body.

Identifying the triggers of Spongiotic Dermatitis is a challenging process of elimination of the substances that can cause it. It varies from individual to individual.

Once identified the cause that leads to the outbreak, it is easy to avoid it. Changes in food habits helps particularly if certain food items are found to trigger the out break.

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