Dermatitis is a skin condition characterized by irritation and inflammation, redness, itching, blistering, and scaling.
1. Taking antioxidants can help repair damage to the skin by disarming free radicals, the unstable molecules that oxidize or destroy healthy cells. These unstable molecules can be produced as the by-products of the body’s never-ending fight against the inflammation of dermatitis as well as exposure to sunlight, smoking, eating foods that are high in fat, and a plethora of lifestyle factors. By keeping free radicals under control, you can help the dermatitis heal, and prevent future occurrences.
2. Here are some of the most important antioxidants for the health of your skin. However, if the problem does not get better after six weeks, consult a dermatologist.
b) Vitamin C
c) Vitamin E
3. Make sure you are getting enough fatty acids, which could help reduce inflammation and control dermatitis. For the best combination of fatty acids, look for a supplement that contains oils from flaxseed and borage seed and omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 fish oils.
4. Avoid the foods that cause dermatitis. Certain sensitivities to foods in your daily diet can cause dermatitis. One of the most common triggers is dairy products. Cut dairy products out of your diet for thirty days. If your situation improves, then you know that dairy was the culprit. If you need even more proof, because you love dairy so much, then incorporate it back into your diet for one week. If your dermatitis comes back, then you know you have to avoid dairy for as long as you want to stay flare-up free.
5. If dairy turns out to be the culprit, then it becomes important for you to replace the calcium in your diet. You can accomplish this by taking a calcium supplement, or eating calcium rich foods such as nuts, seeds, and leafy green vegetables.
However, if eliminating diary does not solve the problem you can test other problematic foods such as chocolate, sugar, citrus fruits, coffee, soy, peanut butter, wheat, corn, and alcohol.
6. An ancient emollient herb called horsetail is very helpful in soothing the discomfort of eczema.
7. Oats, which is a popular breakfast grain, soothes and moistens the skin. You could purchase a colloidal oatmeal mix such as Aveeno.