Home Remedies for Dermatitis

Often dermatitis and eczema are considered similar kind of skin problems but in reality it is not true. Dermatitis is an acute skin condition, while eczema can be termed as a chronic condition. Dermatitis is a skin condition having symptoms such as inflammation, swelling, itching, burning sensation, redness around the skin and so on. Those suffering from severe and acute dermatitis can also have symptoms like blisters, crusting and scaling of skin. Some of the common causes are allergic reaction, certain environmental conditions, unhealthy lifestyle, and accumulation of toxins in the body, indigestion and nutritional deficiencies.

People, who have thin or dry skin, are more prone to suffer from dermatitis as compared to others. Irrespective of the type of dermatitis you may be suffering from, there are many home remedies that can give you relief from the symptoms. For these natural remedies you just need to use some common ingredients from your kitchen.

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Here are top 10 home remedies for Dermatitis.

  1. Chamomile Flowers

    For treating dermatitis at home, you can always rely on the therapeutic properties of chamomile flowers. Take a large bowl of water and add some chamomile flowers and then boil it for a few minutes. Allow the water to cool and then add some ice cubes to it. Soak the affected body part in this cold water for ten to fifteen minutes. This remedy will have a soothing effect on the affected body part and soon you will get relief from the symptoms. Follow this remedy at least once in a day until the problem is solved completely.

  2. Bilberries

    Bilberries can also be used to treat the problem of dermatitis to a great extent. Take 50 grams of bilberries, put them in a steel container, and add about one liter of water to the container. Now warm the mixture and allow it to sit for almost an hour. This will allow the mixture to become homogenous. Again boil the mixture for twenty minutes and then allow it to come to room temperature. Now you can use this mixture as a cleanser. Two to three times a day use this mixture to clean the affected area. This will make your skin healthy and will protect it from various infections.

  3. Coconut Oil

    The amazing antimicrobial and moisturizing properties of coconut oil can also help a lot in dealing with the problem of dermatitis. Take some warm coconut oil and apply it on the affected area gently in order to soften the skin. For better result, use virgin coconut oil daily as needed and especially before going to bed to see astonishing results. Within a few days of using coconut oil, the affected skin area will have significantly less redness, scaling and dryness.

  4. Almond Leaves

    Another very effective ingredient that can be used in the treatment of dermatitis is almond leaves. Take some fresh new almond leaves and crush them with water to make a smooth paste. Now apply this paste on the affected skin area and allow it to sit for a few minutes. Finally clean with area with lukewarm water and apply some moisturizing lotions. Repeat the process two to three times a day. This remedy will cure the symptoms and will also prevent further growth of dermatitis.

  5. Oatmeal

    When suffering from dermatitis, you need to take oatmeal bath to stop skin irritation and rashes. Regular oatmeal bath will keep your skin clean and provide you relief from irritation. Take one cup of oatmeal in fine powdered form and add it to lukewarm bathwater. Now soak yourself in this bathwater for no longer than fifteen to twenty minutes daily. This will help the skin to maintain good moisture level. Repeat this remedy daily for one month and soon you will notice improvement on your skin condition.

  6. Vitamin E

    One of the best and easiest home remedies for dermatitis is vitamin E oil. This oil can help rejuvenate the elasticity in the skin. When vitamin E oil is applied on the affected area it gives instant relief from itching and inflammation. To promote healing of the inflamed skin you can also try lotions and creams containing vitamin E. Regular consumption of Vitamin E enriched food items can also help to prevent dermatitis from developing. Some of the Vitamin E enriched foods are wheat germ oil, sunflower seeds, peanut butter, and corn and so on.

  7. Apple Cider Vinegar

    Another effective ingredient that can be used for treating dermatitis is apple cider vinegar. Take some apple cider vinegar and with the help of a clean cotton ball apply it directly on the affected skin area. Allow it to sit for a few minutes and then clean the area with a damp cotton cloth. This will give you relief from inflammation and itchiness. Repeat this remedy daily for a few weeks to get some positive outputs. Another option is to consume two teaspoon of ACV mixed with one glass of water daily in the morning on an empty stomach.

  8. Slippery Elm Bark

    For the treatment of dermatitis it is very essential to keep the affected skin area clean. You can make a powerful and highly effective skin wash at home with slippery elm bark. To make this skin wash you need to mix one teaspoon of slippery elm bark, one teaspoon comfrey root, one teaspoon white oak bark in two cups of water. Allow this mixture to boil for about half an hour. Once the solution comes to room temperature, use it to wash the affected skin area. The herbal qualities of the solution will give you relief from various symptoms of dermatitis. Follow this remedy three to four times a day for quick result.

  9. Aloe Vera

    Aloe vera is widely used in the treatment of inflammatory skin conditions like dermatitis. This will help to restore the pH balance of your skin and soon you will get relief from the itching sensation and skin irritation. You must apply fresh aloe vera gel several times in a day for a few months to get rid of this skin condition permanently. Along with that you can also drink Aloe vera juice to enjoy healthy and glowing skin.

  10. Honey

    Honey is a very commonly used ingredient that can help to reduce the inflammatory condition of the skin. Take some pure honey and dilute it with little water and then apply this diluted honey on the affected skin areas. Do this at least once in a day for over a month to notice positive improvement in your skin condition.

To conclude, dermatitis is usually not a very severe condition and you can easily deal with this kind of skin problem with the above mentioned natural treatments. But in case you do not get relief after trying the remedies for a while then you must consult a skin specialist.




  2. Well put together and informative, attractive article. I have found some of these ingredients when applied individually have benefited my perioral dermatitis especially the coconut oil and aloe vera. However I prefer using a cream by mama nature-proskin eczema as this contains both of these ingredients amongst others and has actually cured me of my perioral dermatitiis, despite being told by two dermatologists that I would have to live with it. Calendula is also an amazing ingredient that cures many ills of the skin.

  3. I have some apple cider vinegar and vitamin E cream so I will try them. The creams the doctor prescriber were useless. Thank you very much.

  4. I’ve never had issues with dermatitis until a few years ago. I wish I never had this on my hands, they get so sore when a break out happens. I’m frustrated because I don’t know what is triggering it.The priscription creams help heal the break outs, but I wish there was some thing I could do besides just treating it to help prevent them or make them less sever. I have tried a cream by Mazor it’s a bit expensive but worth it at the time, as it was great at healing the break outs. I will try a few of these remedies. I’m sick of having to plaster my hands in bandaids for work and feeling embarassed when people constantly ask about it.

  5. Suffering exactly as Lidsey above describes. I had severe eczema as a child and grew out of it. Over the last 3mths I have had severe dermatitis on the palms of my hands, which is now spreading to my fingers. Tried an ointment provided by doctor, however that made it break out into painful blisters. Currently seeking something that will restore my sanity. It is bad enough to constantly have bandaged hands, to hurt when trying to undertake normal daily tasks, to be deprived of sleep, to be reduced to tears when changing dressings, and add to that the fact that my normal profession is a massage therapist.

    I am so over this condition as it has drained every aspect of my being. Will try some of the remedies that have been mentioned above – thank you for the information. xxx

  6. Thanks 4 those home remedies.I wl try wit those ones around.

  7. I have dermatitis severely on both my lower legs and it is spreading to other areas, I am driven mad by itching all my family shout at me for scratching so I scratch in secret. Doctors creams no good I will try Aloe Vera and the honey treatment thanks for the suggestions. Mags


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