Dermatitis is a chronic skin condition as common as it is common. Although there is no cure, it is possible to alleviate it, and also achieve it naturally. We explain some useful tips.
Dermatitis is a chronic and long-lasting condition or disorder that occurs in the skin and occurs when the skin does not have the factors that naturally cause the skin to moisturize naturally. It is an inflammation of the skin, which manifests itself with different symptoms.
The symptoms that usually accompany dermatitis are: dry skin, itching, redness of the skin, rashes, scabs, scales, blisters. There are different types of dermatitis, among which atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis and seborrheic dermatitis stand out.
Dermatitis usually affects adults as well as children and babies. It affects children to a greater extent than adults, reaching between 10% and 20% in the child population, while in the adult population it affects 5%.
In children, dermatitis can disappear with proper skin care and over time. The areas that usually appear affected by dermatitis are usually different between adults and children.
Although the causes of dermatitis are still not completely clear, there are many factors that can trigger suffering from this condition: genetics, asthma, climate or the environment where you live, sex since the female population shows they are more prone to suffer from dermatitis, when the woman is a mother at an advanced age.
There is no complete cure for dermatitis, however continuous care to moisturize the skin and take care of it relieve skin discomfort and tend to improve symptoms as well as the appearance of outbreaks.
The use of creams, moisturizing lotions, help soften and nourish the skin, these creams and lotions are also combined with the application of oils.
These oils must be rich in Omega 6 fatty acids, among the most appropriate oils we highlight evening primrose oil and lavender oil.
In addition to these treatments, we can also improve the symptoms with natural remedies that we can prepare at home.
Discover how to relieve the symptoms of dermatitis naturally
Some herbs and medicinal plants have appropriate properties to help relieve and improve symptoms, properties such as: anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, emollient or moisturizing, nourishing.
We highlight the following herbs and medicinal plants, the properties of each of them and how to prepare them to proceed with their application, these preparations are for external use.
Burdock is a medicinal plant that has antimicrobial properties, it is indicated to treat skin conditions such as dryness, flaking, eczema.
- 250ml of water.
- 2 tablespoons of dried burdock.
Bring the water to a boil, once it boils add the burdock. We keep the boil for 3 minutes. Remove from the heat, cover the preparation and let cool.
We soak some sterile gauze in the preparation and apply it to the affected skin.
Preparing a burdock ointment is very simple, this ointment provides us with the medicinal properties of this plant and helps relieve the symptoms of dermatitis, it is effective in the case of eczema.
- Burdock root
- Vaseline cream.
We extract the juice from the burdock root with the help of a blender. Once the juice is obtained, mix it with the Vaseline. Mix until it has a creamy texture.
Store the cream in a sterilized glass jar with an airtight seal. We can apply the cream on the affected areas, twice a day.
Malta is a medicine that provides our skin with emollient and anti-inflammatory properties.
- 250ml of water.
- 2 tablespoons of dried mallow.
We put the water to boil. When it boils, add the mallow and boil for 3 minutes. Turn off the heat, cover and let the preparation cool.
When it is completely cold, take some sterile gauzes and soak them in the mauve preparation.
We apply the soaked gauzes on the affected skin areas for 10 minutes. We can apply this preparation twice a day when we have the discomfort of dermatitis.
Thyme is a medicinal plant that has antiseptic, antimicrobial properties to prevent infections in the skin affected by dermatitis. Relieves itching and refreshes the skin.
- Half a bunch of fresh thyme.
- Half a liter of water.
We put the water to heat in a cauldron.
Once it starts to boil, add the thyme. Let boil for 3 minutes. Turn off the heat, cover, let cool and then strain the preparation.
When the preparation is cold, take some sterile gauzes and soak them well. We pass the soaked gauze over the affected areas.
We can also use it to wash the affected areas, thereby preventing the possible appearance of infections.
The oat is a cereal widely used as an ingredient in cosmetics and in the preparation of gels, creams, lotions, soaps, shampoos for the benefits that this cereal provides the skin among which: hydration, nutrition, relieve itching, redness, and inflammation.
- 4 tablespoons of oatmeal.
- Half a liter of water.
In a cauldron we put the water to heat together with the tablespoons of oatmeal and bring to a boil, let it boil for about 3 minutes.
Turn off the heat and let the mixture cool down. Once it is cold, strain the preparation.
Soak some sterile gauze well with the preparation. We carefully apply the moistened gauzes on the areas of the skin affected by dermatitis.
Daily care tips that help improve symptoms naturally
In addition to the natural remedies that we have talked about in the previous lines, there are also some tips that will help you relieve the most uncomfortable and annoying symptoms of dermatitis. They are the following:
- Always keep the skin clean with suitable soap and hydrated.
- Use soaps, lotions, oils with emollient properties.
- When bathing or showering, the water temperature should not exceed 32º C.
- The shower or bath should not last more than 10 minutes.
- Do not use hard bath sponges or brushes to avoid damaging the skin.
- It is convenient to use clothing made of cotton and soft fabrics.
- Always wash clothing before wearing it for the first time.
- Sleep with cloth gloves, so we will avoid damaging ourselves by scratching ourselves when we are sleeping.