Dermatitis is a term generally used to describe skin inflammation. Different factors can cause dermatitis and can take many forms, but the most common form is of a swollen, redskin and itchy rash. Affected skin may ooze, blister, or even flake off. Although Dermatitis is a common condition, it’s not… ...Read more
Dermatitis is a term generally used to describe skin inflammation. Different factors can cause dermatitis and can take many forms, but the most common form is of a swollen, redskin and itchy rash.Affected skin may ooze, blister, or even flake off. Although Dermatitis is a common condition, it’s not contagious, but can affect your consciousness and comfort.Different types of dermatitis usually occur in a different part of the body, the most common types include:Atopic dermatitis (Dermatitis)- occurs as a red itchy rash on the skinContact dermatitis – red rashes may sting, burn or itch, or eventually develops into blisters.Seborrheic dermatitis – Red skin, scaly patches, and serious dandruff usually in oily parts of the face.Different conditions can cause each type of Dermatitis including genetic variation, dry skin, perfumes, cosmetics, an immune system disorder, and skin bacteria. Tips For Preventing DermatitisAvoiding dry skin is one of the most effective steps to take in order to prevent dermatitis. The following tips will help reduce the common drying effects on the skin:Take a shorter bath: Reduce your bath period to less than 10 minutes. Preferably, bath with warm water and apply bath oil (if available)Use gentle soaps: Choose a mild soap or fragrance-free non-soap cleanser. Carefully select your soap, because some may dry the skin.Carefully dry your body: After a bath, carefully brush your skin using your palm, or pat-dry your skin using a very soft towel.Moisturize your skin: Gently apply cream or oil on your damp skin. Carefully select a moisturizer that works for you.Dietary And Lifestyle Changes To Manage DermatitisTreating different types of dermatitis requires patience, consistency, and a combination of the right therapies. But it’s definitely important to eat a healthy and balanced diet. Although there’s no specific “dermatitis diet”, completely shutting off sugar from the body is scientifically proved as an effective therapeutic measure. Always eat a balanced diet.Here are some helpful cooking and eating tips:
Always cook raw and unprocessed food.
Create a weekly journal to keep track of what food works for your skin health and what doesn’t.
Seek medical advice before removing food from your diet.
Going beyond in the holistic approachLouise Hay, Motivational leader and empowerment coach who has done pathbreaking work in supporting HIV/AIDS patients and their families, has said that, “Illness however mild or severe is an indicator of your emotional state, caused by your thoughts and focus.” According to her, the main cause of Dermatitis is: Fear, anxiety, and feeling threatened. One of the ways of healing this is through saying or writing affirmations. Her affirmation for healing Dermatitis is: I lovingly protect myself with thoughts of joy and peace. The past is forgiven and forgotten. I am free in this moment. Read less