Erythroderma, Symptoms and Treatment of Erythroderma

Erythroderma or exfoliative dermatitis (ED) is a syndrome characterized by generalized inflammatory erythema (reddening of the skin due to inflammation) with scaling. It is a condition with thickening and flaking skin. Erythroderma can occasionally lead to death, so it should be regarded as a medical 'emergency'. Long-standing erythroderma is often associated with hair loss, ectropion of the eyelids and even nail shedding. Erythroderma , meaning 'redskin', refers to the clinical state of inflammation or redness of all (or nearly all) of the skin. It is sometimes called exfoliative dermatitis.

Causes of Erythroderma

Here are the list of Causes of Erythroderma

Symptoms of Erythroderma

Erythroderma treatment

The best treatment is geting adequate nutrition with emphasis on protein intake, since erythroderma patients lose a lot of protein through excessive desquamation and show a tendency toward hypoalbuminemia. All unessential drugs & medications should be stopped. Carefully monitor and control fluid intake and maintain proper fluid balance. Patients must be kept very warm (with space blankets and heaters) and put on fluid-balance charts. Where known, the underlying cause should be treated appropriately. The blanket use of systemic steroid therapy for erythroderma remains controversial in view of possible side-effects. The key is to maintain skin moisture, avoid scratching, avoid precipitating factors, apply topical steroids, and treat the underlying cause and complications.





Skin Disorders and Diseases

Androgenic Alopecia
Acanthosis Nigricans
Allergic Contact Dermatitis
Acne
Acne Vulgaris
Acne Treatment
Acrochordons
Actinic Keratosis
Angioma
Erythroderma
Facial Rashes
Folloculitis
Ringworm
White Spots
Aphthous Ulcers
Athlete's Foot
Atopic Dermatitis
Atypical Moles
Barnacles of Aging
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Bateman's Purpura

 

Cellulite
Cholinergic Urticaria
Chilblain
Contact Allergy
Cherry Angioma
Chondrodermatitis Helicis
Clark's Nevus
Dermatofibroma
Dandruff
Darkcircles Under Eyes
Eczema
Dry Skin
Mastocytosis
Pruritis Ani
Berloque Dermatitis
Boils
Blackheads
Bullous Pemphigoid
Hand Eczema
Perioral Dermatitis
Oily Skin
Candida



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