DERMATITIS

Dermatitis refers to an inflammation of the skin and can be caused by allergies, perfumes, poison ivy, cosmetics, genetic predisposition, metals,or metal alloys as well as stress and chronic tension. Because Staphylococcus aureus infection is possible with any type of dermatitis,you may require antibiotics.

Dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin causing eczema, allergic or contact dermatitis, seborrhea, poison ivy, and the like.

Symptoms
Symptoms include itching, redness, flaking, scaling, and lesions that may blister, weep, and ooze. Eczema is often associated with asthma.

Dietary considerations
Eat brown rice and millet. Focus on pineapples, celery, green leafy vegetables, grapes, melons, onions, and papaya. Avoid sugar, fried foods, and white flour. Eliminate dairy completely. (Children especially are allergic to cow’s milk.)

Supplement support for dermatitis
• Vitamin B complex with extra B 12 and biotin: 50 mg
• Glucosamine: take as directed
• Licorice root
• Vitamin A: 25,000 IU daily
• Beta-carotene: 25,000 IU daily
• Essential fatty acids
• Evening primrose oil 53
• Vitamin D
• PABA: 200 mcg, three times daily
• Chamomile in topical cream (acts as an anti-inflammatory)
• Milk thistle liquid extract
• Passionflower
• Valerian
• Hops
• Anxiety Control 24 Hour
• Sleep Link, for a good night’s sleep

Lifestyle choices
• Oatmeal baths, such as Aveeno, relieve itching.
• Cornstarch or baking soda applied to the skin after bathing will help keep the skin dry.
• Make sure that your laundry detergent is free of dyes and perfumes.
• Always moisturize after bathing.
• Use the Cetaphil brand of soaps and lotions.
• Make sure that your cosmetics are not contributing to your problem.
• Do a liver flush to help promote skin health.