Dermatitis is one of the most common skin problems. And even when taking into account all the steps to proper skin care you can suffer from it.
The term dermatitis means “inflammation of the skin” and it refers to either inflammation or swelling, many people often refers to dermatitis as eczema. If I had to name the biggest sign of dermatitis, it would be severe itching; sufferers are often scratching themselves heavily to find a type of relief – that by the way comes only for some seconds. As the condition gets more severe, the urge to scratch the skin increases to the point that you can’t resist it!
Scratching though, isn’t of any help, in fact it can worsen the skin condition. Over time, it will form bump on your skin and will leave it irritated. Scratching is an easy way to get a skin infection.
In order to treat dermatitis, you have to know the cause. It can be hard to know what is triggering the dermatitis, even with the help of a doctor it can take some time, however you can follow some tips for dermatitis skin care:
-Take anthistamines. These products are great to relieve the itching sensation. However, keep in mind that these products cause drowsiness, so they may be not that great to use during work.
-Use hydrocortisone cream. Personally, I’ve found great relief using these types of cream, however they are not good as a long term strategy since they can have certain side effects.
-Cool the itching areas. Instead of scratching, use cool compresses, they are more effective than scratching and don’t leave any effects. Use the cloth compress on the itching area for 10 minutes every hour to be itch-free.
-Bathe with oatmeal based soaps. These soaps are mild and will help you find relief. You can even add directly oatmeal into the water if you bathe in a hot tub. I’ve found this works better than using soaps on a shower.
Remember that when you have dermatitis, you must engage into proper skin care. What at first may seem like extra work, soon will integrate into your daily life and you’ll recover the health on the skin.