Acute eczema is another term used to refer to spongiotic dermatitis. This skin condition is considered chronic and usually affects the areas around the abdomen and chest. On some instances, this condition may also affect the buttocks area.
Symptoms of acute eczema include:
- Redness on the skin in the abdominal, chest and buttocks areas
- As the conditions worsens, the redness darkens, sometimes even becoming black
- Areas with rashes in them may get crusty in appearance
- Oozing may be present
Spongiotic Dermatitis Causes
Acute eczema is often very common among young children and babies, often taking on the appearance of a diaper rash.
- Allergic reactions to food
- Insect bites
- Reactions to drugs
- Allergic reactions to soap
People who have acute eczema must pay attention to anything unusual that they have eaten or if they were recently bitten by bugs or insects. If taking a medication suddenly caused an onset of this skin condition, it’s best to stop the medication immediately and consult the prescribing doctor.
Is Spongiotic Dermatitis Contagious?
Acute eczema is not known to be contagious. It is an allergic reaction to something a person has touched, eaten or come into contact with and there is no way other people might contract it unless they have similar allergic reactions.
Spongiotic Dermatitis Treatment
After spongiotic dermatitis is diagnosed, a doctor may prescribe the patient with any of the following:
- Menthol lotions
- Topical creams containing a strong dosage of corticosteroid
- Vitamin A tablets
- Anti-inflammatory medications