Than to treat a dermatitis?
Dermatitis is commonly called commonskin inflammation. Symptoms of this disease can be very different and depend on its specific form. Usually such inflammatory processes are accompanied by the formation of skin rash, erythema and other characteristic elements. One of the main symptoms is skin itch.
Let's talk in more detail about what is dermatitis and how to treat it.
Forms of skin inflammation
Treatment of such an unpleasant disease should be determined by a doctor. The method of treatment directly depends on the type of dermatitis and its clinical manifestations. It is important to distinguish between forms of dermatitis:
- contact: occurs when in contact with the irritant, which can be any substance with hypersensitivity to it, and sometimes without it;
- atopic: a neuro-allergic form of the disease, which is characterized by a chronic course;
- Toxidermia: a toxic-allergic reaction to the appearance of an allergen (eg, urticaria);
- seborrhoea: it is caused by a yeast-like fungus and affects mainly the area of the face, it is characterized by a chronic form.
Dermatitis is also often referred to as acne and eczema, although they are considered to be separate diseases.
More details about the symptoms of the disease you can read in our article What does dermatitis look like.
Treatment with medicines
Before treatment, it is necessary to determineirritant, provoked dermatitis, and eliminate it. In case of allergic and neuro-allergic form, it is often impossible to identify the exact cause of the development of the disease, therefore only symptomatic therapy is performed, which is aimed at eliminating the accompanying signs of the disease.
In chronic forms it is recommended to combinelocal treatment with a general, while acute dermatitis is treated only by local means. General therapy involves the use of antihistamine, immunomodulating and sedative drugs. With local therapy, the affected skin is treated with various antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory agents in the form of creams, gels, ointments, etc.
Contact dermatitis can be eliminated with glucocorticoid agents: Afloderm, Beloderm, Acriderm and Celestoderm-B. These drugs are available in the form of a cream and ointment for topical use.
Atopic dermatitis is recommendeduse ointment for external use "Kortomycetin", which has an antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effect. In the chronic form of atopic dermatitis, therapy can be carried out with the help of "Belosalik" and "Acriderm SK."
With toxicodermia, Fucicort in the form of a cream and Flucinar H, Gyioxysone and Oxicort in the form of an ointment are effective, having a strong antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effect.
For the treatment of seborrheic dermatitis,antifungal drugs "Pimafukort" and "Candide B", as well as aerosol for topical application "Skin-cap." Eczema is treated with the help of "Laticort" cream, "Dermovate" ointment.
Treatment with folk remedies
Folk treatment of skin inflammation involvesapplication of various infusions and decoctions from plants with anti-inflammatory action. Among them are widely known chamomile, sage, celandine, St. John's wort, oak bark.
Often different forms of inflammation are treated withhoney and beeswax. Such skin lesions are also sometimes eliminated by urine therapy. In addition, there is evidence of the effectiveness of this method in the treatment of not only acute, but chronic forms of dermatitis.
However, it should be remembered that many folkmethods can themselves cause allergic reactions of the body and even aggravate the symptoms of the disease. Therefore, before using them, you should consult your doctor.
For other ways of treating the disease, see our article How to treat dermatitis.