(Last Updated on : 01/06/2016)
is an inflammation of the skin that can be the result of any number of skin conditions, but usually stems from allergic reactions. Symptoms may vary between different forms of dermatitis, and they can range from rashes to blisters but always include red skin, swelling, itching, and sometimes lesions, oozing, and scarring. People who have thin or dry skin are more prone to dermatitis.
Diet Therapy for Dermatitis
Following the restricted diet, the patient should steadily embark upon a well balanced diet, which consists of seeds, nuts and grains, vegetables and fruits. The emphasis should be on fresh fruits
and raw vegetables
Natural Remedy for Dermatitis prescribes the patient to commence the treatment by adopting an all-fruit diet for at least a week. In this course of therapy, he should take 3 meals a day of juicy fruits such as orange, pineapple, grapes, apple and papaya at 5 hourly intervals.
Subsequent to an exclusive fruit diet, patient may adopt a restricted diet for 10 days. In this course of therapy, breakfast may comprise orange juice or grapefruit. Raw salad, consisting of vegetables available in season, with raisins, figs or dates may be taken for lunch and dinner may consist of steamed vegetables such as carrots, turnips, spinach, and cabbage, cauliflower, along with a few nuts or fresh fruit.
Mild puddings and desserts such as jellies, jams and pastries, all condiments, white sugar, and white flour and products made from them, tea, coffee and other stimulating drinks should all be avoided.
In case of a severe situation, the patient should embark on a fast on fruit or vegetable juices for 3 to 5 days. This may be followed by a restricted diet for 10 to 15 days. Further fasts and a period on restricted diet at intervals may be adopted after the recommencement of a normal diet.
Home Remedies for Dermatitis
There are many home remedies that can give relief from dermatitis symptoms.
1. Coconut Oil:
The antimicrobial and moisturizing properties of coconut oil can greatly help deal with the problem of dermatitis. It can significantly reduce redness, scaling and dryness within a few days. Gently apply some warm coconut oil on the affected area daily before going to bed to soften the skin.
An oatmeal bath can help treat skin irritation, itching and rashes. Repeat this remedy daily for one month.
3. Apple Cider Vinegar:
Another effective ingredient that can be used for treating dermatitis is apple cider vinegar. It will relieve inflammation and itchiness.
4. Mix equal parts of apple cider vinegar and water. Apply this solution on the affected skin and allow it to sit for about 30 minutes, and then clean the area with a damp cotton cloth. Repeat this remedy daily for a few weeks to see positive results.
5. Aloe Vera:
Aloe Vera is widely used in the treatment of inflammatory skin conditions like dermatitis. This will help to restore the pH balance of your skin and relieve the itching sensation and skin irritation. Apply fresh Aloe Vera gel several times a day for a few months to get rid of dermatitis.
Honey is a very commonly used ingredient that can help reduce the inflammatory condition of the skin. It also has antiseptic and antibacterial properties.
Water Therapy for Dermatitis
The lukewarm water enema should be used on a daily basis to cleanse the bowels during the first week of treatment and subsequently as necessary. Epsom salts baths
may be taken 2 or 3 times a week. The affected areas may also be bathed twice on a daily basis in hot water with Epsom salts.
The patient should take on moderate physical exercise
, preferably simple yoga asanas
after the fast is completed and the start of the restricted diet. Exercise is one of the most valuable means for purifying the blood and for preventing toxaemia. The patient should also have sufficient physical and mental rest and fresh air. He should stay away from exposure to cold, and adopt regular hours of eating sleeping.
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