Dermatitis (eczema) is an inflammation of the skin that can be caused by irritants and allergy-inducing substances. Dermatitis can have many causes and occurs in many forms. It involves usually an itchy rash on reddened, swollen skin. It can cause the skin to become cracked, thickened, dry, and blistered.
Dermatitis is a common condition that is not contagious but can make someone feel less self-conscious and uncomfortable. Some people experience long-lasting and severe symptoms that may affect their quality of life while others can see their condition improving within a few days or weeks. A mixture of medications and self-care can help to treat dermatitis.
Eczema appears as a reddening of the skin as well as small, often itchy nodules (with or without blisters). It heals with a crusty formation and flaking. A special kind of eczema is atopic eczema in patients predisposed to allergies (Atopy: also see Allergy). Long term irritation causes the skin to thicken and manifests as an abnormal and raw texture. Inflamed skin is also more susceptible to bacterial and viral infections (such as herpes-simplex virus).
Treatment for eczema is comprised of avoiding substances that are the cause of skin damage and the application of ointments to reduce inflammation (e.g. cortisone) and to avoid bacterial infections (such as antibacterial ointments).
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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