Are there different types of dermatitis?

By: Barbara Ann Laroche

Dermatitis is one of the most misunderstood forms of skin conditions. As a result, people are often confused as to the best means of determining the cause of the inflammation and irritation. In addition, most people are as equally perplexed when it comes to understanding the most effective means of treating it.
Dermatitis, also known as eczema, is a common skin condition that can be caused by an allergic reaction or by irritating chemicals. As a result of the reaction or irritation, the skin often becomes red, swollen or blistered, and intensely itchy. Dermatitis is an umbrella term used to associate various skin inflammations. Two of the most common forms are as follows:
The most common cause of contact dermatitis is prolonged exposure to irritating chemicals such as detergents, solvents, acids, and skin cleansers, or it may be triggered by an allergic reaction to gels, lotions, antiseptics in hand creams and bleach. Most cases gradually fade and disappear once exposure stops, but this can take up to 6 weeks. In order to reduce the irritation moisturizers can be used to soften and add moisture to the skin, improving dryness and scaling. Corticosteroid creams and ointments can also be used to reduce the inflammation; however they often cause severe side effects that far outweigh the initial irritation.
Atopic dermatitis is another common form. Although common in babies and young children, it can persist through adulthood. Atopic dermatitis causes a pinkish-red, scaly rash that can get lumpy, weepy and crusty. In adult cases this is found mostly in the elbows, behind the knees, and/or on wrists and hands. It is a condition that can't be cured, only managed. Therefore it is best to avoid the use of soaps, while applying moisturizers to alleviate the dry itchy skin. Corticosteroid creams and ointments are known to assist the irritation; however there are serious dangers associated with their application.
With the perplexities of dermatitis now removed, what does this mean for you? You are now armed with the correct tools for eradicating the terrible dryness, irritation, and itchiness that the condition causes. With the dangerous side effects of corticosteroid creams and ointments identified, the safest treatment plan should be centered around natural skin balms. These creams harmoniously replenish moisture back into irritated skin, therefore providing a pure, risk-free solution.

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One of the most effective such natural skin balms on the market is Bioskinbalm. This 100% natural balm for eczema contains Helix Aspersa Muller Glycoconjugates, the richest biological ingredient known for healthy skin that both acts as an inflammatory-moderator, a moisturizer, and a stimulator of skin rejuvenation.

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