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Answered Monday 20 December 2010 |
i have dermatitis i have tried many creams but they never work i have a 4 month old and i just want to feel good about myself do you know any way to stop it from playing up, getting rid of it temporaily or trying to hid it. sometimes it brings me to tears cuz its that itchy and that bad. i get it on my hands, back,neck,face,ears the folds between my arms and legs and in my hair.
Unfortunately stress plays a major role in the flare up of Dermatitis. So I can imagine that having a 4 month old is probably causing your stress levels to increase a little. So if you can think of ways to reduce your stress levels that would be fantastic. Anything from Yoga to massage to meditation.
Other factors that can cause a flare up of dermatitis are:
Preservatives such as; Formaldehyde, Quaternium-15, DMDM hydantoin, Surfactants, Hydroquinone, Artificial fragrances, Artificial colours, PPD in hair dyes, Lanolin and Nickel.
Some ingredients that may help with your dermatitis or at least alleviate it include:
Oat - avenanthramide is the active fraction: natural anti-histaminic and anti-irritant; helps reduce redness and itch.
Ginger: Reduces inflammation-induced redness and irritation;
Allantoin: soothing, anti-irritant and skin protectant.
Lavender: soothing, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory.
Sea Buckthorn: (Hippophae Rhamnoides) Oil: helps with tissue regeneration and to treat inflammation. Rich in rare Omega-7 fatty acids (also known as Palmitoleic acid, which is a major skin component often depleted in sensitised skin.
Camellia sinensis: green tea and white tea: contains polyphenols that are excellent anti inflammatories and antioxidants.