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Home remedies for seborrheic dermatitis

This is the common skin problem faced by all age groups. The causative reasons are not only the hereditary but also the stress, pollution, lifestyle, medical therapies like diabetes/obesity, extreme climatic conditions, junk foods, and usage of strong detergents or soaps on the skin. This appears as the oily/ dry, scaly, itchy swelling of the face, eyebrows, under arms, upper chest, back and other body parts. As it is a recurrent disease, proper care should be taken in order to avoid it. So here we are discussing the tips for controlling this itchy & irritated dermatitis.

Golden jojoba oil

The organic jojoba oil is used to treat many skin infections as it loosens the scalp and increases the sebum secretion, apart from removing the dirt from clogged spots. Applying this oil onto the skin relieves from itching and irritation and nourishes the skin.

Coconut oil

Apply the pure coconut oil onto the affected area gives an anti fungal, antimicrobial, anti inflammatory action. This gives the soothing effect when it is applied.

Beeswax

Applying this onto the affected area gives the soothing effect because of its moisturizing effect.

Neem leaves

Neem leaves paste is prepared and applied directly to the affected areas. This gives better relief from inflammation and irritation caused by a rash. Neem oil is also used for application.

Tea tree oil

This oil has antiseptic properties help in the reduction of inflammation. Apply it over the affected areas leave for some time and wash it off later. This relieves from pain. Care to be taken because some people can cause allergic reactions due to this oil. It can be used alone or in the shampoos for application onto the scalp.

Lavender oil  

This oil gives calming and soothing effect of acne, boils, burns, seborrheic dermatitis, eczema, insect bites, psoriasis, stings, etc., because it contains anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties more than the other oils.

Rosemary oil

This oil decreases the over secretions of the skin and nourishes the scalp, so that it improves the hair growth.

Patchouli oil  

It is very effective in curing out the rough, cracked, scaly, flaky, and overly dehydrated skin. It is mostly used to treat acne, eczema, sores, dandruff, and fungal infections.

Peppermint oil

This relieves skin irritation and itching apart from reducing redness and inflammation. It gives very soothing and cooling effect when applied to the affected area.

Eucalyptus oil

This oil is mostly used in skin infections as it soothes inflammation and redness. It acts as a powerful antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and astringent.

Eat fish twice a week

Fish contains omega 3 fatty acids that help to reduce the skin diseases. At least try to eat fish oil supplements if you cannot go with fish directly.

Aloe vera

Aloe vera gel is the best homemade tip used in case of rash. As it contains the vitamin C, E & anti inflammatory properties apart from antibacterial & fungal properties. Apply its juice on the affected area aloe creams reduces scaling & itching maximum if applied continuously for 4-6 weeks.

Chamomile oil

Oil helps in the synthesis of new white blood cells by destroying the dead cells. There by this gives protection from harmful organisms. The herb is boiled and squeezes the oil. This oil is added to some water and applied onto the affected area. It slows down the irritation.

Olive oil

Mixing this oil in the bath water along with the milk will relieve you from scaly and soaring psoriasis. Mineral oil also used for soaring and itching skin. Having a bath with this oil gives soothing effect. Gentle massage of warm olive oil onto the scaly scalp softens the skin and gives much relief. Have the regular shampoo later helps to wash out the oil. A gentle massage with the vegetable oils reduces the stress and pain caused by psoriasis. If any irritation persists still avoid massaging.

Avoid over scratching

Scratching may increase the irritation and worsens the infection, so, avoid it. Apply any moisturizing cream in order to avoid scratching.

Cleaning yourself

Have a bath daily with light warm water helps to keep the skin clean and to avoid spreading the previous rash further.

Wear smooth clothes

Wearing smooth clothes helps with free air circulation and reduces the irritation.

These tips are easily followed at home and can minimize the horrible situations.