Friends today I am discussing about skin infection known as Dermatitis.
Although the word dermatitis is used to describe many types of skin rashes, there are two common forms: atopic dermatitis and contact dermatitis. Atopic dermatitis is inherited and usually occurs first when children are infants. Contact dermatitis occurs when the skin comes in contact with something that causes an allergic reaction (allergic contact dermatitis) or injures the skin (irritant contact dermatitis.
What is dermatitis?
Dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin. The word "dermatitis" is used to describe a number of different skin rashes that are caused by infections, allergies, and irritating substances. The rashes range from mild to severe and can cause the following skin conditions, depending on their cause:
What is contact dermatitis?
Contact dermatitis occurs when the skin comes in contact with a substance that causes a delayed allergic reaction (allergic contact dermatitis) or when there is an injury to the skin's surface (irritant contact dermatitis).
Skin can become allergic to a substance after many exposures or after just one exposure. For instance, most people will have an allergic reaction to poison ivy after one exposure. Common sources of allergic contact dermatitis include cosmetics, rubber derivatives, dyes, adhesives, nickel, and other metals.
Substances that can irritate the skin include detergents, soaps, cleaners, waxes, and chemicals. These substances can wear down the oily, protective layer on the skin's surface and lead to irritant contact dermatitis. This condition is most common among people who regularly work with strong chemicals, such as restaurant, maintenance, and chemical workers.
What are the symptoms of contact dermatitis?
Allergic contact dermatitis:
Remedies For Atopic Dermatitis
Sulphur: Top Homeopathic remedy for Atopic Dermatitis with dry scaly skin and itching
Sulphur is the best natural Homeopathic medicine that is most frequently used in treating Atopic Dermatitis. Miraculous results are obtained with the use of Sulphur if the symptoms calling for its use are present. The main condition for its use is excessively dry skin with scales and intolerable itching. In majority of cases, the itching is at its peak at night or when the person gets warm in bed. The itching is accompanied or followed by a great heated sensation. Patients of Atopic Dermatitis who show relapse in the spring season or in damp weather are the ones who come under the sphere of Sulphur use. Homeopathic remedy Sulphur must always be considered as the first line of treatment for Atopic Dermatitis that is being suppressed by use of local medications like ointments or any other form of external medication. The skin mainly is very unhealthy and dirty looking for using Sulphur. And most persons needing Sulphur have a marked aversion to bathing. An excessive craving for sweets and marked heated sensation in body are the symptoms that are the key, for which Sulphur can be the best Homeopathic remedy.
Graphites: Top Homeopathic medicine for Atopic Dermatitis in folds of skin (Flexural Eczema)
Graphites is the best natural Homeopathic medicine for Atopic Dermatitis that appears in folds of skin. The folds include elbow bends, knee bend, area behind ear, groin (the crease formed where abdomen and thighs unite) and neck. The presentation is either rawness with itching or there may be eruptions in folds with discharges. The characteristic oozing discharges where Graphites is applicable are glue-like sticky discharges. Apart from Flexural Eczema, Homeopathic medicine Graphites also brings good results in Eczema of face, nose, and chin but the hallmark symptom of glutinous sticky discharges must be present. Graphites is also a very beneficial Homeopathic remedy for Eczema of eyelids. The lids show cracks, fissures and dryness with itching.
Rhus Tox: Homeopathic remedy for Atopic Dermatitis with asthmatic complaints
Rhus Tox is a natural Homeopathic remedy of great help for Atopic Dermatitis with asthmatic troubles. The presentation of Dermatitis for using Rhus Tox is either reddened skin with excessive itching, or fluid-filled vesicular eruptions on skin. Marked burning and intense itching is present in the utmost degree. Scaling of skin may be another presentation of Dermatitis appearing in asthmatic persons that respond very well to Rhus Tox. One characteristic feature for using Rhus Tox is that the flare-ups of Dermatitis are usually seen in wet, rainy weather.
Mezereum: Top natural Homeopathic medicine for Atopic Dermatitis on scalp with discharging eruptions
Mezereum is a very beneficial natural Homeopathic treatment for Atopic Dermatitis with weeping eruptions on the scalp. Mezereum is also an ideal Homeopathic remedy for Infantile Dermatitis with marked oozing eruptions on the scalp. The main indication for using Mezereum is thick scab formation on scalp with discharge of thick pus. Matting of hair occurs as a result of thick discharges. The discharges are highly offensive in nature and may lead to vermin breeding. Intolerable itching is present in the eruptions. Mainly night aggravation of itching is marked. Ulcers and vesicle may also appear on scalp, but with thick pus like oozing material. Itching along with burning is present in the eruptions.
Natrum Mur: Homeopathic remedy for Atopic Dermatitis with eruptions along hairline
For Atopic Dermatitis cases where the eruptions appear on the margin of scalp or along hairline, Natrum Mur is the best natural Homeopathic medicine. The eruptions are dry with rawness of skin along the margin of scalp. Crusting may also occur along the hairline. Taking salt worsens the condition in such patients. There is also a craving for extra salt shown by patients.