Home remedies for dermatitis are an effective alternate treatment for healing as well as prevention of dermatitis. It is not a contagious disease but do have hereditary aspect, normally dermatitis or eczema is an allergy with any substance or chronic skin disease which occurs due to personal or family history. Dermatitis causes redness on skin, itchy blisters, bumps on forehead, neck and cheek, thickened skin, inflammation of skin and it's more severe on the folds.
Many home remedies for dermatitis help in alleviating the itch and redness caused due to this allergy but primary remedy is to not to scratch the blisters or bumps caused by dermatitis or eczema. The itching sensation is very tempting, if it is not possible to resist than they should be rubbed with finger tips rather than scratched by nails. A tub bath can be soothing for the itch though it cannot cure the disease. Adding oatmeal or baking soda in the water and taking a bath can alleviate the itching sensation.
If there are evidences of dermatitis in the family, increasing the intake of vitamin B and E can help as good preventive treatment for dermatitis. Once this disease has surfaced, applying vitamin E directly on the blisters or bumps helps in relieving the itch and inflammation. Do not use synthetic vitamin E supplements. Consumption of zinc orally and application of it directly on the affected areas also treats the problem and works as good home remedy for dermatitis or eczema.
Washing the affected area with the mixture of comfrey root, white elm bark, slippery elm bark, one teaspoon each, and two cups of water, boiling this for 35 minutes and washing the troubling areas after cooling it, works as an effective home remedy for dermatitis itching and inflammation. Washing the rashes with pine tar soap also treats the problem well.
Applying, the paste of blueberry leaves on the rashes reduces inflammation quickly. Paste made of the mixture of sandalwood and camphor, one teaspoon each in quantity, also reduces the itching and inflammation and is also an effective home remedy for dermatitis.
Drinking tomato juice also helps in curing the inflammation and itching of dermatitis in few days, this shall be consumed twice a day till symptoms last. Drinking the mixture of apple cidel vinegar, two teaspoons in quantity, with 8 oz of water also treats the problem well.
Few herbs also work as effective home remedies for dermatitis, tea tree oil is one of them, applying it directly on the affected area can relieve the trouble. Tea tree oil has rich anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties which can alleviate the problem. Applying witch hazel on the affected areas also treats dermatitis effectively. Dabbing a cotton ball in witch hazel and lightly rubbing the rashes with it, helps in reducing the itch and inflammation and prevents the chances of any other infection.
Though diet cannot cause this disease but dietary discipline can work as a natural cures for dermatitis. Increasing the intake of potassium in organic form helps in prevention and control of the disease. Avocado, banana, peaches, yellow vegetables, soy beans, broccoli, apricots are few rich natural sources of potassium.