Natural Dermatitis Treatments
It is important in the treatment of eczema and psoriasis to treat the cause of the disease and the aggravating factors in as many ways as possible. Those who modify their lifestyles, mind their eating habits, and reduce their level of stress often experience a much greater degree of eczema and psoriasis clearing. While you try to treat the symptoms that are most visible and distressing with topical treatments, you should try to treat the cause! If we find and treat the cause, then maybe all the symptoms of eczema and psoriasis need not occur! Changing your habits is the best natural treatment for eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis.
A picture can be worth a thousand words. Before implementing the lifestyle changes, take a picture of your eczema and/or psoriasis affected skin so you can see the cause and effect of each lifestyle change in 2-3 months by taking an "after" picture.
Below are some excellent recommendations that will improve the healing along with the use of Dermatitis-Ltd III.
- Most often the patient with any dermatitis skin condition is very dehydrated. So the place to start is drinking enough alkaline water to sufficiently hydrate your body. The average person should consume 10 to 12 glasses daily. And a person with an above average exercise program or that lives in a cold climate should have 12 to 16 glasses. Christie Brinkley, a well-known international model, weighs only 135 pounds and averages 12 to 16 glasses per day (3 to 4 liters)! Drinking alkaline water from the tap, faucet or spigot of your home is one of the best methods to start to improve the new skin cell product for any dermatitis disorder.
- Be sure to moisturize your body with an excellent moisturizer such as Jojoba oil (found in most health stores), Keri lotion, 10% urea cream, or Eucerin. Jojoba oil is very similar to the natural restorative oil produced by the sebaceous glands in the dermal layers of the skin. Jojoba oil is non-allergenic and will not clog the pores. To learn more about the many therapeutic uses of jojoba oil or purchase jojoba oil online at JojobaCare.
- Use a gentle soap such as Neutrogena (the transparent facial bar) look for the "dry skin formula - fragrance free" is very good. Also there is, the Dove 'Sensitive Skin Unscented Beauty Bar' purchased at your local drug store or pharmacy.
- Try to find new ways to awaken your body and brain such as exercise in the mornings and reduce caffeinated drinks. Likewise, at night, try to minimize alcohol drinks. All of the above push water out of the skin cell that is needed for new skin cell production.
- Try to find triggers that cause the dermatitis. Those triggers are found in foods, clothing as well as any thing that abrades the skin. Overall cotton is the preferred cloth to use in clothing to prevent dermatitis skin conditions.
- Try to find the proper detergent that your clothes can be washed in to minimize skin irritation. Think of the slogan 'wash before wear' as new clothes have dyes that are sometimes irritants.
- Antihistamines can sometimes be a temporary aid in reducing the symptoms of dermatitis.
- Try not to scratch! Infections can occur!
- Use caution when swimming in heavily chlorinated pools. Many times the chemicals in a pool is not properly adjusted and some may notice more skin irritation after being in a chlorinated pool. The proper ratio and balance of water to chlorine can actually help to control eczema. Swim in natural ponds, lakes, rivers or the sea if possible. and ocean swimming is fine.
- Allergic reactions are common from animal dander (dogs and cats), and feathers resulting in skin redness, irritation, welts and hives.