The term Dermatitis means skin inflammation. Dermatitis is common skin condition which is not contagious and is characterized by redness, itch & inflammation (swelling). Very rarely you may see blisters and/or infections associated with dermatitis.
There is plenty of information available on Google on dermatitis but since there are many types of dermatitis, it's difficult for a non-medical person to understand if he/she is suffering from dermatitis and how can they treat it?
Ok so let us first understand the type of Dermatitis.
Its mainly caused by an injury or an autoimmune disorder. An autoimmune disorder is basically when your skin’s antibodies do no identify its cells and attack them unnecessarily. It's more common in kids but even at a mature age, genetically or after a certain type of injury, this autoimmune response may trigger and may last for years. Atopic Dermatitis can also be called eczema.
As the name suggests, it is mainly triggered when we come in contact with any allergen. Any type of cloth, chemical, plant, or any other material which causes the skin to react abruptly can cause contact dermatitis.
Contact dermatitis is also more common in kids as the skin is more softer and sensitive at a younger age. But contact dermatitis is usually reversible. It means once skin’s contact with the material causing dermatitis is removed, the skin gets back to normal condition.
Sebum is the natural oil secreted by our skin. But, when this oil secretion level is very high, it provides a fertile ground for microorganisms causing inflammation and itch. It is an advanced stage of dandruff and mostly occurs in the scalp.
Many other types of dermatitis are very very rare so they should be left for dermatologists to diagnose and treat.
Can We Treat Dermatitis Effectively On Our Own?
Yes, We Can.
In general, dermatologists suggest
1. Topical steroids like hydrocortisone or betamethasone keeps the body’s immune response in check.
2. Petroleum gel creates a barrier for skin so it remains comfortable underneath.
3. Anti-histamines like Diphenhydramine or Calamine which keep itch under control.
4. Antifungal actives for treating Seborrheic Dermatitis
While these products can control the symptoms of dermatitis, they can not cure it of the root cause.
Yes, it's not possible to control the immune response of the body but it's possible to strengthen the skin barrier, relieve inflammation, control sebum secretion and make it feel internally comfortable...All Naturally. Yes..! That's right. All Naturally!
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