Dermatitis can be unsightly, uncomfortable, and painful, and when you are suffering any of the variety of symptoms that accompany this condition, you may be willing to try just about everything to get rid of the discomfort, no matter how silly the idea sounds. If you have access to the internet—who doesn’t these days—you may discover some natural treatments that sound as if they may be the perfect solution for your problems, but wonder about the reliability of the website you are perusing.
The good news is there are some natural treatments for your dermatitis that will work wonderfully; there are even some natural treatments that work best in combination with a cosmetic approach. Of course, there are the ones that you should probably just scroll on by. We’re going to help you discover which is which!
Coconut Oil, Honey, & Apple Cider Vinegar
Simple, organic, and nearly capable of solving all the world’s problems, the three natural substances listed above can be a powerful tool in your dermatitis medicine cabinet. All three work to relieve the itchiness and inflammation of dermatitis, allowing you to feel comfortable while healing. Dilute apple cider vinegar can help with itchiness but it also is drying and can be irritating so you must be careful and follow it with an oil to moisturize. Once you’ve determined what the cause of your rash is, stop using the product and start using these; the inflammation and itchiness should disappear and your skin will be smoother and softer than ever, especially when using coconut oil! If the symptoms don’t go away, however, consult your doctor. There may be more issues here than initially imagined.
Lotions, Aloe, and Eating Right
Sometimes a diet change is all that is needed to cure that pesky rash. Eating a diet rich in antioxidants can relieve the symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis, as can the healing properties of the aloe plant. If you don’t have access to a live plant, many health food stores carry natural aloe gels that will work as well. Sometimes a medicated lotion may need to be prescribed by your doctor, which is why an examination and diagnosis by an experienced physician is recommended.
Use Common Sense
We’ve all seen the sites claiming to have that miracle cure for whatever ails you. This is where that magic scroll button will come into play: Whenever you see or hear someone telling you they have the absolute cure for all that ails you, just scroll on by! Pastes made of animal byproducts, magical vitamins that cure your dermatitis, cause you to lose weight, and give your unborn child Mensa level intelligence? We don’t think so!
Schedule a Consultation with Us Today!
Dr. Wright and the St. Louis Laser Liposuction Center are here to help you make an informed decision about the dermatitis that is plaguing you. A doctor’s visit should always be step in your treatment plan, as some forms of dermatitis could be symptoms of more complex medical problems.