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About Dermatitis

Dermatitis is a collection of skin conditions better known as eczema. All types of dermatitis can cause itchy red rashes that disrupt your daily life. Thomas Dermatology, with two locations in Las Vegas and one in Henderson, Nevada, as well as offices in Bullhead City, Kingman, and Lake Havasu City, Arizona, can help. The team of skin care experts can diagnose and treat all types of eczema and other skin rashes. In a dry climate like Las Vegas, good eczema management is particularly important, so call the nearest office or use the online appointment scheduler. 

This was my first visit at Thomas Dermatology and I’m so grateful with the genuine kindness by the staff! I was quite nervous for my appointment but was given some words of encouragement and calmed down quickly! I’m so grateful for them!
Kathryn D.
Dr. Hand was kind, compassionate and honest. I am thrilled and grateful that after one month of having the procedure the deep incision on my cheek is healing beyond my expectations.
Dawn W.
Vanessa Benes is the best! Caring, listens, down to earth, just all around great person & PA. I’m usually in and out within 30 minutes yet never feel rushed. Office is very organized and timely. I see Vanessa and so do my kids absolutely recommend.
Leray A.
Susie Smith has treated me for 10 years. I cannot express enough what excellent care she gives. Very thorough yearly skin checks. She has put my eczema in remission. Cleared up my acne and keeps my face and skin beautiful.
Annie T.
I always have great results with Christine Crovetti. Christine is a perfectionist. She takes her time and is very informative to what you request. I highly recommend her services.
Lorry M.
I got there right on time for my appointment and was called back immediately. Everyone from the nurse to the doctor was exceptional! Very patient, informative, and friendly!
Danny S.
Dr. Lieberman is personable, caring and very thorough. He’s been my dermatologist for over 10 years and he always takes time to discuss issues with me and answer any questions I might have. I never feel rushed and always believe I get the best medical care from him.
Patricia C.
Jordan Spoon was very professional and related really well to my 11 year old who was very nervous to be there. I would highly recommend her.
Marv H.
This is the third dermatology practice I have visited and the first one that treated me with professionalism and skill. I would definitely recommend this practice.
Joanne B.
Reylina was warm yet knowledgeable and professional, and delightful to visit with during my facial. I didn’t feel like she was trying to sell me on any products or services that wouldn’t benefit me and my specific skin type. Would 100% recommend!
Jennie T.
We love Dr. Michaels and Thomas Dermatology. They have been taking care of us for over 25 years, they have helped our whole family.
Annie B.
I took my 7 year old granddaughter to Thomas Dermatology and everyone there was very helpful, professional. Kylee was very patient with my granddaughter. Highly recommend!
Jeanette M.
Great experience as a first time patient. The check in was easy and the receptionist was very professional and friendly. Dr. Corbett was very friendly and easy to talk to about my concerns. She has a great disposition and is a good listener.
Andrew H.
I have been going to Thomas Dermatology for many years, starting at Post Road and now at the Centennial office. I have always been treated with kindness and with utmost professionalism.
Linda O.
It was amazing experience. The staff at the front desk were very friendly. I was taking back on time with no extra wait time. Terry Davis is amazing and very good at what he does. I was in out from the moment I walked in to back in car within 30 minutes.
Dan K.

Dermatitis Q & A

What is dermatitis?

Dermatitis, commonly called eczema, is a group of skin conditions that cause skin inflammation and rashes. 

Atopic dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis is the most common form of eczema. It occurs when a damaged skin barrier leads to severe itchiness and sore skin. You may develop open oozing lesions and hard areas of thickened skin. 

Contact dermatitis

Contact dermatitis is a skin rash that occurs after contact with an irritant or allergen. Eighty percent of contact dermatitis cases involve nonallergic skin damage caused by harsh substances or rough surfaces. The other 20% of cases occur with allergic reactions to fragrances or other allergens like poison oak or ivy.

Dyshidrotic eczema

Dyshidrotic eczema rashes have tiny itchy blisters that usually appear on the hands or feet. It may occur alongside other types of eczema.


Neurodermatitis is extremely itchy eczema that usually appears in just one or two spots. Frequent scratching leads to tough patches of skin in these areas. It’s most common on the hands, feet, ankles, elbows, neck, and scalp but can appear anywhere. 

Nummular eczema

Nummular eczema causes round patches of irritated skin. They often ooze fluid and may burn or itch intensely. Nummular eczema mainly occurs on the limbs, torso, and hands.

Seborrheic dermatitis

Seborrheic dermatitis causes patchy rashes in areas with lots of oil glands, like the scalp, nose, chest, and back. It may resemble psoriasis in some cases but is a different condition.

Stasis dermatitis

Stasis dermatitis affects the feet and lower legs. It occurs when poor circulation leads to blood and fluid collecting in the leg. That can cause discoloration, scaliness, dryness, and itching.

No matter which kind of eczema you have, an accurate diagnosis and aggressive treatment are the best way to manage your condition.

How is dermatitis diagnosed?

The Thomas Dermatology team examines your rash and reviews your history of eczema symptoms. Usually, the experienced providers can diagnose dermatitis through a physical examination of your rash, but you may need blood testing, allergy tests, or possibly a skin biopsy to rule out other conditions. 

What is the treatment for dermatitis?

There are many possible treatments for dermatitis, with specific protocols for every unique form of the disease. In addition to avoiding any known triggers, the team may prescribe light-based treatments, topical creams or ointments, or prescription medication. 

Knowing the signs of an eczema flare-up and responding with appropriate treatment fast is extremely important in controlling your condition. 

The Thomas Dermatology team is here to help you manage your dermatitis in the best way possible, so call the office nearest you or schedule an appointment online today.