What Is Dermatitis?
Dermatitis refers to the inflammation of the skin that occurs due to various underlying conditions, such as allergies, irritants, infections, genetic factors, or autoimmune disorders. Its symptoms can vary depending on the cause but can include redness, swelling, itching, and sometimes blistering or cracking of the skin. In some cases, patients experience crusting of the affected area with thickened or scaly patches.
There are several types of dermatitis, including contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, nummular dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, and others. Herbal remedies are available that help alleviate the symptoms of dermatitis due to their anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial, and wound-healing properties.
Symptoms of Dermatitis
What are the benefits of herbs that treat dermatitis?
Herbs for dermatitis impart several benefits including:
- Reduce inflammation
- Counter redness and itching
- Soothe and moisturize
- Relieve itching and irritation
- Promote wound healing