Natural Remedies

Dermatitis Treatment and Natural Remedies

Shea Butter

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5 star (1) 

Posted by Ginger (New York, New York) on 06/25/2008

Contact Dermititis: I recommend 100% organic shea butter....great healer for a lot of skin problems.

Swimming in the Ocean

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4 star (1) 

Posted by Eion (Los Angeles, California) on 10/13/2015

First I want to thank all people who post on this site. A community of people sharing remedies for healing outside of the Big Pharma profit paradigm is a beautiful thing.

I read so many interesting regimens for curing dermatitis but I was wondering why mine had come back in the first place. I have not had it at all for 9 months and all of a sudden it's back on my face.

After doing my detective work I have realized there is one factor which makes all the difference for me. 9 months ago I moved close to the ocean. The only time I have left my home area in those 9 months was to work in Puerto Rico for the summer (and I was in the ocean all the time there). Only now that am I away from the ocean (Toronto) has my dermatitis returned. I am a regular ocean man. I am in it every other day now that I live close by and now that I look back on it, since my reconnection to the sea water, I have not had ANY dandruff of facial Dermatitis. Until Now, having been away from the ocean the last 2.5 weeks I have a flare up again.

So, for anyone suffering from Dtitis who lives near the ocean, now's a good time to take up surfing.

All my best, Eion

Replied by Timh
2064 posts

If one is not-so-lucky to live near the ocean, then a bath with added minerals like Borax & Epsom Salts or simply otc Sea Salt will suffice. To be completely safe & healthy, one would need to either have a whole-house in-line filter for removing fluoride and other contaminates or add a pinch of sodium thiosulfate crystals to the bath prior to the beneficial minerals.

Things to Avoid

Posted by Tracy (Fort Worth, Texas) on 12/19/2010

I have found that the beeswax is a problem for my perioral dermatitis. My lips would swell and become even more dry and sore after using it.

Vinegar and Olive Oil

2 User Reviews
5 star (2) 

Posted by Tom (Sunnyvale, CA) on 05/09/2007

vinegar and olive oil Ailment: psoriasis

When I was in elementary school, I had psoriasis on my elbows and knees, and all over the side of my face! It got behind my ears so bad I used to dream that my ears were falling off.

None of the doctor's remedies helped. Then my parents found this old home-remedy book from around the 1700s. It had what I call the salad dressing cure.

You soak the affected skin with vinegar for a few minutes, then you cover it with warmed olive oil (make sure it isn't too hot).

It got so I hated vinegar for years because of the smell (I think Apple Cider Vinegar would have been much more bearable), but it worked! The psoriasis went completely away, and I no longer felt like a freak at school.

Every few years I'll get a tiny patch on my knee or elbow. If it bothers me I'll use the treatment and it will go away.

Replied by Freyamm
(Jerusalem, Israel)


Regarding Psoriasis: A guy who works with me told me his mother cured her 30 years old Psoriasis with TAMANU OIL. She's psoriasis free for a few years already. He himself cured Psoriasis on its first show-up with the same oil.

Search it on the web. It's worth trying.

Vitamin E

1 User Review
5 star (1) 

Posted by BPhilips (Mcminnville, OR) on 05/02/2009

HI I have suffered from pd for like a year. I have tried so many things. what I have found that works the best is regular vitamin E geltabs. I squeeze the contents out and massage into my freshly washed skin every night. Every day I see amazing results. This is day 5 and my pd inlamation has gone down by 90%

Zinc, Magnesium

1 User Review
5 star (1) 

Posted by Debra (South Charleston, Ohio) on 09/28/2008

As a dental hygienist, I had developed contact dermatitis from wearing gloves. Last spring I started taking Zinc 15mg & Magnesium 400mg daily. My hands are free of dermatitis!!!

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