The term “dermatitis” is resultant from the Greek word “derma” which signifies skin and “itis” implies inflammation. Hence dermatitis can be broadly described as a condition of the skin that covers varied diverse disorders resulting in the development of red itchy rashes. Redness of the skin is the most common symptom of dermatitis.
Besides redness, swelling, itching, pain, appearance of small blisters on the skin, scaly rash on different areas of the skin, etc. are some of the other common symptoms of dermatitis. Again, there are a few individuals who can develop hives with the development of dermatitis. In such case the patient should be taken to the doctor on an immediate basis. This ailment is never infectious and grave in nature.
Dermatitis are of different types namely atopic dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, irritant contact dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, lichen simplex chronicus, perioral dermatitis, stasis dermatitis, dandruff and so on. Some kind of dermatitis affects only a particular part of the body while the other types can take place in any areas of the body.
Dermatitis is caused from various reasons. As all of us know that the skin is the most exposed area of the body, hence it is viable to various problems. Dry skin is thought as the first and foremost cause of the development of dermatitis. Besides this, diapers, over scratching of a skin area, fungal infection, heredity, exposures to chemicals like laundry detergents, harsh soaps, environmental pollution like dust, change of temperature, water, stress, exposure of the skin to poisonous plants like poison oak, poison ivy, etc.
Are some of the widespread causes of the development of dermatitis. However, dermatitis is a common ailment of the skin and has various effective natural treatments that have been carried out from ancient times.
Compressing the area with the help of cold water helps to deal with dermatitis in a smooth and effectual way. Take some amount of cold water in a bowl. Dip a folded clean cotton cloth in the cool water and then put it on the skin rashes for 10 to 15 minutes each and every hour.
With the repeated following up of the procedure, the rashes present in the area is dried up effectively. Again, compressing with the help of whole milk is also a successful way of dealing with dermatitis as the occurrence of protein in the ingredients helps to ease itching.
Dermatitis is known to cause extreme itching in the skin area. Hence, the individual suffering from it will have intense urge to scratch the skin with the help of finger nails. This is dangerous for the skin as it can lead to the break up of the skin and lead to a minor infection.
The best way to scratch the skin if one at all cannot refuse the urge to scratch is with the help of finger tips instead of finger nails. In case of any child suffering from dermatitis, the nails of the suffering child should be cut short so as to prevent the child from causing any harm by scratching.
Blueberry leaf extract
The extract of the leaf of this fruit has been used from very ancient times for the combating of dermatitis. The natural presence of chlorogenic acid in the extract of blueberry leaves serves as a potent anti-inflammatory means which helps in the fighting off of the itching tendency of the skin trouble.
This extract is available in the form of ointment or lotion and the application of these helps to lessen the pain as well as inflammation that occurs with the development of dermatitis. Hence blueberry leaf extract is known to be one of the popular natural remedies of dermatitis all over the world.
The rich source of omega 3 fatty acids makes flaxseed oil one of the best natural remedies of dermatitis. Although the oil is not tasty for all of us, yet as per many experts all over the globe, the oil is extremely good, useful and valuable for the skin and hence used for the treating of dermatitis problem of the individuals.
The oil is also used for the moisturizing of the skin of the sufferers and should be applied at least twice a day in order to solve the dermatitis problem. The best time to utilize it for moisturizing would be just after the taking of bath.
Oatmeal bath is popular as one of the oldest guidelines for the efficient treating of dermatitis. The bath is not only valuable for different types of dermatitis but is also useful for the treating of various other skin problems like eczema, itching, bites, rashes and so on. Take one cup of oatmeal and blend it in a blender.
Now add this cup of oatmeal in a tub of running water and mix the water with your hands. Find out if there are some clumps of oat in the water and break it. Now immerse yourself and soak in the tub for about 20 to 30 minutes and then pat the skin dry with the help of a soft towel.
Tree tea oil
This essential oil is extremely useful for the treating of various skin and medical condition of the individuals. Take some tree tea oil and apply it directly to the area of the skin that has been affected by the ailment. The antibacterial as well as the anti-inflammatory properties of the oil help to efficiently treat dermatitis. Take a cotton ball and dip it inside the oil. Now dab the oil in those areas that have been affected by dermatitis. Continue the process until the area heals.
Although diet is not directly linked with the eruption of dermatitis but maintaining healthy food habits help to cure the ailment. Stop consuming sweets and increase the consumption of food that is rich in potassium. All yellow colored vegetables, banana, peach, avocado, broccoli, soy beans, etc. are rich and natural sources of potassium. Again with the intake of tomato juice, one can heal the irritation and itching of dermatitis efficiently.
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