How to treat dermatitis?
Dermatitis is commonly referred to as common skin inflammation. Symptoms of this disease can be very different and depend on its specific form. Typically, these inflammatory processes are accompanied by the formation of skin rash, erythema and other characteristic elements. One of the main symptoms is pruritus.
Let's talk more about what is dermatitis and how to treat it.
Forms of skin inflammation
The treatment of such an unpleasant disease must determine the doctor. The method of treatment 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 an irritant, which can be any substance with hypersensitivity to it, and sometimes without it;
- atopic: neuro-allergic form of the disease, which is characterized by a chronic course;
- toxidermia: a toxic-allergic reaction to the appearance of an allergen (for example, urticaria);
- seborrheic: caused by a yeast-like fungus and affects mainly the facial area, it is characterized by a chronic form.
Acne and eczema are also often referred to as dermatitis, although they are considered to be separate diseases.
You can read more about the symptoms of the disease in our article How does dermatitis look like.
Before starting treatment, it is necessary to identify the irritant that provoked dermatitis and eliminate it. In allergic and neuro-allergic forms, it is often not possible to identify the exact cause of the development of the disease, therefore only symptomatic therapy is carried out, which is aimed at eliminating the accompanying signs of the disease.
In chronic forms, it is recommended to combine topical treatment with general treatment, while acute dermatitis is treated only with local remedies. General therapy involves the use of antihistamines, immunomodulatory 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 drugs: Afloderm, Beloderm, Akriderm, and Celestoderm-B.These drugs are available in the form of cream and ointment for local use.
When atopic dermatitis is recommended to use the ointment for external use "Cortomitsetin", which has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effect. In chronic form of atopic dermatitis, therapy can be carried out with the help of the preparations "Belosalik" and "Akriderm SK".
When toxicidermy effective "Futsikort" in the form of a cream and "Flutsinar N", "Hyoksizon" and "Oxicort" in the form of an ointment, with a strong antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effect.
For the treatment of seborrheic dermatitis, antifungal drugs Pimafukort and Candide B are used, as well as an aerosol for local use Skin Skin. Eczema is treated with the help of the cream "Latikort", ointment "Dermovet".
Treatment of folk remedies
Folk treatment of skin inflammation involves the use of various infusions and decoctions of plants with anti-inflammatory action. Among them are widely known chamomile, sage, celandine, St. John's wort, oak bark.
Often, various forms of inflammation are treated with honey and beeswax. Such skin lesions sometimes also eliminate urinotherapy.In addition, there is evidence of the effectiveness of this method in the treatment of not only acute but also chronic forms of dermatitis.
However, it should be remembered that many traditional methods can themselves cause allergic reactions of the body and even exacerbate the symptoms of the disease. Therefore, before their use should consult a doctor.