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Dermatitis

Overview

Dermatitis is a term used to describe several types of inflammation of the upper layer of the skin. Its symptoms include itching, flaking, crusting, scaling, and thickening of the skin.

Types and Symptoms
Atopic dermatitis is a severe form of dermatitis, characterized by chronic itching and inflammation of the skin. It most commonly occurs in individuals with a family history of allergic disorders such as asthma, hay fever, and milk allergies.

Chronic dermatitis of the hands and feet, or a generalized dermatitis that affects wide areas of the skin with extreme scaling, are other forms of dermatitis.

Contact dermatitis is an inflammation produced by substances that touch the skin, such as direct irritants and allergy-causing substances, as well as exposure to light.

Nummular dermatitis produces coin-shaped red bumps that cause intense itching. It most often occurs in middle-age people who are under stress and is most likely to occur in the winter.

Seborrheic dermatitis refers to an inflammation of the scalp or face, and, in rare cases, on the sternum (breastbone).

*Dermatitis is also sometimes referred to as eczema.

Dermatitis is most frequently caused by food allergies, contact allergies (makeup, nickel and other metals in jewelry, perfumes, creams), or toxic plant allergies such as poison ivy or poison oak.

If the allergy-causing factors of dermatitis are not removed and/or the affected area of the skin is excessively scratched, the dermatitis may spread and become very severe. Gastrointestinal problems such as parasites should also be screened for.

As with all diseases this did not happen overnight. The very first thing you must do is see a licensed health professional. Find a list of practitioners in your local area here

Here are some things you can discuss with your practitioner:

Health Protocols

Detox:

  • Do the Hydrogen Peroxide Protocol to strengthen the immune system:
  • Drink 3oz of Colloidal Silver, three or four times a day for 60 days www.colloidsforlife.com/ Silver has long been recognised as a powerful natural antibiotic.  Colloidal silver is silver that has been removed electronically from its source and then suspended in water.   It is used to treat a myriad of diseases.

Application:

  • Apply Terrasil Max

Hydrotherapy:

Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. We suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments. Please seek the advice of your alternative health care practitioner before undergoing these procedures to make sure they are appropriate for you.

*Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. The section Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Wateroffers clear instructions and recommendations.

  • Invest in a shower filter  www.ewaterdeal.com
  • Most of the water that we drink is very acidic and in order to heal our bodies need a more alkaline state.  Drink at least 6-8oz of alkaline water a day with a pinch of sea salt – www.realwater.com

In order to properly treat dermatitis, it is important to identify and eliminate food allergies and other allergy-causing substances. Follow a gluten-free diet with no wheat, oats, rye, or barley. Also avoid dairy foods, especially cow`s milk, as many studies have shown this to be another major culprit food. In addition, eat lots of sauerkraut and naturally fermented foods.

Supplements:

  • Take Vitamin D3 50,000-100,000 International Units a day /
  • Wholefood supplements are the best way of ensuring your nutritional needs are met.  The best we know on the market is Kevin Trudeau’s “KT Daily” product.  You can find more details here kevintrudeaudailylifesessentials.com/
  • Take an Omega 3 supplement:

Krill oil

Fish oil

Cod liver oil

Vegetarian

  • Take Fivelac – one packet three times a day.
  • Coral Calcium – link to site
  • Intravenous chelation
  • Take Allicin

Nutritional Supplementation: People with dermatitis should assess their need for digestive enzymes, and supplement accordingly. Other useful nutrients are vitamin B6 and vitamin B complex, magnesium, zinc, acidophilus, and evening primrose oil or omega-6 fatty acids from other sources.

Prescription and non-prescription medication:

What non-prescription and prescription drugs are you taking?  Your non-prescription and prescription are partially the reason that you have this   illness or disease – you need to get off these medications but do so only under the guidance of a licensed health care practitioner.

We know that when the body is out of balance, energy doesn’t flow, leading blockages and eventually dis-ease. Here are some things you can do to combat stress and restore balance:

  • Go to a Dr Morter BEST (Bio-Energetic Synchronisation Technique) Practitioner.
  • Sign up for Energetic Re-Balancing: 2 practitioners to consider are:
  • Stephen Lewis, founder of the Aim Program. Find out more by clicking here.
  • . Find out more by clicking here.
  • Consider using Mary Millers Iching System Products – http://ichingsystemsinstruments.com
  • Try Alphabiotics www.alphabiotics.bizeiki healing is very powerful in releasing stress and emotional baggage.  Find a practitioner here.
  • Try Hypnotherapy to relax the mind.  Find a practitioner here.

Ayurvedic Medicine

In Ayurvedic medicine, dermatitis is treated in the same way as eczema. There are several types of eczemas. In Ayurveda , all the three doshas can lead to eczema. The symptoms of the different eczemas are:-
Vata dosha type: When the vitiation of the vata dosha produces the eczema, it is felt in the dryness of the skin. There is pain and severe itching of the affected region.
Pitta dosha type: Pitta dosha vitiation can cause oozing from the affected part. There are other symptoms shown such as burning and fever.
Kapha dosha type: When there is an imbalance of the kapha, it is more observable on the skin. The skin becomes thick and is accompanied by oozing and itching.

Consult a licensed practitioner who may recommend the following:

  • Alsi (Linum usitatissimum) Linseed
    The oil of the linseed is mixed with an equal amount of lime juice and applied on the inflamed region. This is effective in the treatment of many skin ailments including eczema.
  • Arka (Calotropics gigantica) Dead Sea Apple, Swallow Wort 
    The juice of the arka is mixed with sesame oil and turmeric. This is applied externally over the affected skin.
  • Babul (Acacia arabica) 
    The bark of the babul tree is potent in the treatment of eczema. It is boiled in water and the fumes are used to foment the affected areas.
  • Butea (Butea monosperma)
    In the treatment of skin diseases such as eczema, its the seeds of the butea tree that are useful. The seeds of the butea are mixed with lime water and are applied on the affected regions to get the required benefits.
  • Mahua (Madhuca indica) Madhuca
    The leaves of the madhuca are ground into a paste and applied as bandages on the affected regions. This provides immense relief to the itchy pains. However, the bandage must be changed regularly, i.e. after every three to four hours.
  • Karanja (Pongamia pinnata) Indian Beech
    The oil of the karanda made into an emulsion with lemon juice has very good soothing properties for the inflammations of eczema.
  • Palasha (Butea monosperma) Butea
    The seeds of the palasha are ground, mixed with lemon juice and applied on the affected region. This is especially beneficial on dhobi’s itch, a type of allergic contact dermatitis with tight clothes.

Traditional Chinese Medicine

The therapeutic principle of TCM is to clear away pathogenic heat and remove dampness. Consult a licensed practitioner who may recommend the following decoction for acute eczema:

honeysuckle flower, dittany bark, talc,  coix seed, phellodendron bark, scutellaria root, oriental wormwood, plantain seed (wrapped with a piece of cloth before it is decocted ), atractylodes rhizome, flavescent sophora root, licorice root.

All the above ingredients are to be decocted in water for oral administration.

Aromatherapy

Benzoin, chamomile, lavender, bergamot, and geranium are all useful essential oils that can be applied topically to the areas of the skin affected by dermatitis.

Homeopathic Medicine

Pulsatilla, Arsen alb., Lycopodium, Graphites, Petroleum, Sulfur, Thuja, and Sepia are useful homeopathic remedies.

Herbs

Combine the tinctures of nettle, red clover, and cleavers in equal parts and drink 1/2 teaspoon of this mixture three times a day. Drink an infusion of fresh nettle or cleavers twice a day. To alleviate itching, bathe the affected area with lukewarm or cold chickweed infusion. For cracked, dry, or painful skin, use a salve made from calendula flowers and St. John`s wort leaves.

Goldenseal applied externally may also be helpful.

Other

Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful for alleviating dermatitis symptoms: carrot, beet, cucumber, and celery; carrot, celery, and apple; and cantaloupe juice.

Topical Treatment: Aloe vera gel, pyridoxine ointment, or a mixture of vitamin E, vitamin A, unflavored yogurt, a little honey, and zinc oxide, make excellent topical salves for easing and reversing symptoms. Evening primrose oil applied directly to cracks and sore areas of the skin (folds such as elbows and behind the knee, for example) can also be very helpful in promoting healing.

Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® can also be applied topically.

Hyonotherapy: This has proved beneficial in treating dermatitis

Reflexology: This has proven beneficial in helping to overcome skin conditions and problems such as dermatitis and eczema

Alternative Professional Care

If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating and relieving the symptoms of dermatitis: Acupuncture, Detoxification Therapy, Environmental Medicine,  Mind/Body Therapy, Magnetic Field Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Osteopathy, Oxygen Therapy (Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy), and Yoga. (See Glossary for descriptions of these Alternative Therapies.)

Hypnotherapy for dermatitis: www.naturalnews.com/024730_hypnotherapy_treatment_adults.html

Tapping for dermatitis: www.eftvideos.org/2011/09/01/coping-with-and-eliminating-dermatitis/

Reflexology can help you overcome skin conditions: www.gotosee.co.uk/healtharticles/2008/07/reflexology-for-skin-conditions/

Natural cure for eczema: www.getbest.info/natural-cure-for-eczema/

Getting to the root of asthma: drbenkim.com/articles-eczema.html

Eczema – Natural healing: eczema-natural-healing.com/eczema-remedies.html

EFT Cures Eczema: www.eftmastersworldwide.com/content/eft-clears-eczema/

Two cheap natural cures for eczema: billlorrette.hubpages.com/hub/Eczema-Natural-Remedies-For-You

Video

Acupuncture for dermatitis: www.youtube.com/watch?v=78Q-Uu0A7DI

Ayurvedic home remedies for dermatitis: www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_gPQBYJqVc

Research

Oregon grape and dermatitis: www.naturalnews.com/037144_Oregon_grape_root_dermatologists_psoriasis.html

Impact of dermatitis in children: www.naturalnews.com/012511.html

Stinging nettle beneficial in treating dermatitis: www.naturalnews.com/036080_stinging_nettles_remedies_arthritis.html

Chinese Medicine eases Eczema: news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7291783.stm and http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/141238.php

Acupuncture and easing the itch of eczema: www.reuters.com/article/2009/12/22/us-acupuncture-ease-itch-eczema-idUSTRE5BL3J320091222

Further Information (links and books)

The Skin Cure Diet: Heal Eczema from Inside Out, Kathleen Waterford; Eczema –  Natural Ways, Sheena Meredith;  Natural Foods that reverse Eczema by Linda Jordan;  Natural Remedies for Eczema: What Works and Why, Jeffrey Fisher.

Andrea Butje | Aromahead andrea@aromahead.com – aromatherapy

Carrie Vitt deliciouslyorganic@yahoo.com – organic food recipes.

David Spector-NSR/USA david024@nsrusa.org – meditation, stress

judith hoad judithhoad@gmail.com – herbalist.

Kath May kathrynmay@talktalk.net – reiki, tai chi.

Lillian Bridges lillian@lotusinstitute.com – Chinese medicine, living naturally.

Monika monika@healingmuse.com – aromatherapy.

Rakesh  GAC@AyurvedicLifeStyles.com – Ayurvedic Practitioner.

Joanne Callaghan – joanne@tftrx.com   www.RogerCallahan.com Thought Field Therapy (TF) releasing unresolved emotions, stress and illness.

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