Home Remedies for Dermatitis

What are some useful home remedies for dermatitis?

Many people who suffer from skin problems are looking for home and herbal remedies as a treatment option. Many of these options are helpful in giving relief from the itching and discomfort. As well, there will be less chance of side effects not to mention being relatively cheap.

Skin disorders are wide spread around the world. Dermatitis is a very common skin disease and scientists have not discovered what the causes are. These skin conditions include eczema, discoid dermatitis, heat rash, perioral dermatitis and contact dermatitis. Prescription steroid creams and ointment are extensively used to treat dermatitis but they have side effects from long-term use. These include absorption of the steroid into the body and permanent thinning of the skin. Herbal and natural remedies do not have any of these side effects and they are a good first choice.

Here are some home remedies for dermatitis that you can try:

Coconut Oil

Applying coconut oil to the skin will help to moisturize it. Some people claim that using coconut oil can help make skin pores less visible and will eventually cause them to close. It will also make your skin look healthier and reduce dark spots.

You can apply coconut oil two to three times daily.

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is known to help with simple cases of skin problems such as dermatitis, eczema, discoid dermatitis, and heat rashes. It may also work for contact dermatitis as well. Dilute ACV with distilled or filtered water and apply to the face three times daily. Also ACV can improve the complexion of the skin.


Honey can be applied to the affected areas. It is known to help because it contains properties that can fight off bacterial infections that lead to some dermatitis. Apply a thin layer of honey onto the affected areas twice daily.

Salt Solution

Make a paste of table salt with warm water. Apply over the affected areas to help reduce itching. Use it regularly and it will take away the discomfort and save you a lot of money as well.


Garlic, eaten or used as a poultice is very helpful for dermatitis sufferers. It is known to have potent antibacterial properties. Including garlic in your daily diet can help to eliminate bacteria that cause dermatitis as well as make your skin healthier.

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