Is your skin bothersome? Do you have red, itchy skin that is dry and cracked or even has blisters on it? You may have dermatitis. There are many types of dermatitis that result from different health conditions or allergies and even our genetics can play a part in our propensity to develop dermatitis.
Contact dermatitis results from direct contact with an irritant or allergen that causes inflammation, red, swollen or sore skin with small blisters. Examples of source irritants or allergens can be laundry soap, shampoo, lotion, cosmetics or even natural sources such as pollen or contact with plants such as poison ivy, poison oak or other poisonous flora.
Atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, can be a caused due to any combination of reasons such as dry skin, environmental factors, bacteria on your skin as well as a malfunctioning immune system.
Seborrheic dermatitis results from an overactive sebaceous gland that excretes an oily, yellowish fluid that leaves a scaly, cracked patch on your face, neck or upper body. Dandruff is a mild case of seborrheic dermatitis on the scalp.
Dermatitis can easily be treated by the use of topical products such as medicated shampoos and over-the-counter hydrocortisone creams. The use of oral antihistamines will relieve the itching as well as reduce inflammation.
If you suffer with dermatitis and you prefer to be treated the natural way without taking Cortisone which contains steroids. Or your body is not responding to OTC treatment you can find support and assistance by contacting HP Dermatology Centre. There are non-chemical treatments that may be right for you.