Dermatitis is also known as eczema, which is inflammation of the skin, typically characterized by itchiness, redness, and a rash. There may be small blisters in cases of short duration, while in long-term cases, the skin may become thickened. The area of skin involved can vary from small to covering the entire body. Dermatitis includes atopic dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, irritant contact dermatitis, seborrhoeic dermatitis, and stasis dermatitis. Most cases are well managed with topical treatments and ultraviolet light. About 2% of cases are not. In more than 60% of young children, the condition subsides by adolescence. Globally dermatitis affected approximately 230 million people as of 2010 (3.5% of the population). The situation being of great concern, Siddha Spirituality of Swami Hardas Life System brings out in-depth about dermatitis.
Rather than a specific health condition, dermatitis or eczema is a reaction pattern that the skin produces in several diseases. It begins as red, raised tiny blisters containing a clear fluid atop red, elevated plaques. When the blisters break, the affected skin will weep and ooze. Eczema almost always is very itchy.
What are the types of skin conditions that cause Dermatitis?
There are at least 11 distinct types of skin conditions that produce eczema. To develop a rational treatment plan, it is important to distinguish them. This is often not easy.
This health condition has a genetic basis and produces a common type of eczema. Atopic dermatitis tends to begin early in life in those with a predisposition to inhalant allergies, but it probably does not have an allergic basis. Characteristically, rashes occur on the cheeks, neck, elbow, and knee creases, and ankles.
Allergic contact dermatitis
After repeated exposures to the same substance, an allergen, the body’s immune recognition system becomes activated at the site of the next exposure and produces dermatitis. An example of this would be poison ivy allergy.
It commonly occurs on the swollen lower legs of people who have poor circulation in the veins of the legs.
This can produce a pattern identical to many other types of eczema.
This is a common but poorly understood health condition which classically affects the hands and occasionally the feet by producing an itchy rash composed of tiny blisters on the sides of the fingers or toes and palms or soles.
Lichen simplex chronicus
It produces thickened plaques of skin commonly found on the shins and neck.
This is a nonspecific term for coin-shaped plaques of scaling skin most often on the lower legs of older individuals.
The skin will crack and ooze if dryness becomes excessive.
It produces a rash on the scalp, face, ears, and occasionally the mid-chest in adults. In infants, it can produce a weepy, oozy rash behind the ears and can be quite extensive, involving the entire body.
What are the Risk factors of Dermatitis?
Common risk factors for dermatitis include:
- Age. Dermatitis can occur at any age, but atopic dermatitis (eczema) usually begins in infancy.
- Allergies and asthma. People who have a personal or family history of eczema, allergies, hay fever, or asthma are more likely to develop atopic dermatitis.
- Occupation. Jobs that put you in contact with certain metals, solvents, or cleaning supplies increase your risk of contact dermatitis.
- Health conditions. Health conditions that put you at increased risk of seborrheic dermatitis include congestive heart failure, Parkinson’s disease, and HIV/AIDS.
What are the Complications?
Scratching the itchy rash associated with dermatitis can cause open sores, which may become infected. These skin infections can spread and may very rarely become life-threatening.
People with eczema should not receive the smallpox vaccination due to the risk of developing eczema vaccinatum, a potentially severe and sometimes fatal complication.
Which are the Symptoms of Dermatitis?
Dermatitis symptoms vary with all different forms of the condition. Although every type of dermatitis has different symptoms, certain signs are common for all of them, including:
- Redness of the skin,
- Skin lesions with sometimes oozing and scarring.
Also, the area of the skin on which the symptoms appear tends to be different with every type of dermatitis, whether on the neck, wrist, forearm, thigh, or ankle. Although the location may vary, the primary symptom of this condition is itchy skin. More rarely, it may appear on the genital area, such as the vulva or scrotum.
Symptoms of Atopic dermatitis
Although the symptoms of atopic dermatitis vary from person to person, the most common symptoms are dry, itchy, red skin. Typical affected skin areas include the folds of the arms, the back of the knees, wrists, face, and hands. Perioral dermatitis refers to a red bumpy rash around the mouth.
Dermatitis herpetiformis symptoms
Dermatitis herpetiformis symptoms include itching, stinging, and a burning sensation. Papules and vesicles are commonly present. The small red bumps experienced in this type of dermatitis are usually about 1 cm in size, red in color, and may be found symmetrically grouped or distributed on the upper or lower back, buttocks, elbows, knees, neck, shoulders, and scalp.
Seborrhoeic dermatitis symptoms
The symptoms of seborrhoeic dermatitis, on the other hand, tend to appear gradually, from dry or greasy scaling of the scalp (dandruff) to scaling of facial areas, sometimes with itching, but without hair loss. The condition causes a thick and yellowish scalp rash in newborns, often accompanied by a diaper rash. In severe cases, symptoms may appear along the hairline, behind the ears, on the eyebrows, on the bridge of the nose, around the nose, on the chest, and the upper back.
What causes Dermatitis?
The cause of dermatitis is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of genetic and environmental factors, which include:
It is supported by epidemiologic studies for asthma. The hypothesis states that exposure to bacteria and other immune system modulators is important during development, and missing out on this exposure increases the risk for asthma and allergy.
While it has been suggested that dermatitis or eczema may sometimes be an allergic reaction to the excrement from house dust mites, with up to 5% of people showing antibodies to the mites, the overall role this plays awaits further corroboration.
Genome-wide studies found three new genetic variants associated with eczema: OVOL1, ACTL9, and IL4-KIF3A. Eczema occurs about three times more frequently in individuals with celiac disease and about two times in relatives of those with celiac disease, potentially indicating a genetic link between the conditions.
Different dendritic cells subtypes, such as Langerhans cells, inflammatory dendritic epidermal cells, and plasmacytoid dendritic cells have a role to play.
How Dermatitis is Diagnosed?
Diagnosis of eczema is based mostly on the history and physical examination. In uncertain cases, a skin biopsy may be taken for a histopathologic diagnosis of dermatitis. Those with eczema may be especially prone to misdiagnosis of food allergies.
How to prevent Dermatitis?
Exclusive breastfeeding of infants during at least the first few months may decrease the risk. There is no good evidence that a mother’s diet during pregnancy or breastfeeding affects the risk, nor is there evidence that delayed introduction of certain foods is useful. There is tentative evidence that probiotics in infancy may reduce rates but it is insufficient to recommend its use.
How to manage Dermatitis?
There is no known cure for some types of dermatitis, with treatment aiming to control symptoms by reducing inflammation and relieving itching.
The American Academy of Dermatology suggests using a controlled amount of bleach diluted in a bath to help with atopic dermatitis.
There has not been adequate evaluation of changing the diet to reduce eczema. There is some evidence that infants with an established egg allergy may have a reduction in symptoms if eggs are eliminated from their diets. Establishing that there is a food allergy before dietary change could avoid unnecessary lifestyle changes.
People can wear clothing designed to manage the itching, scratching, and peeling.
House dust mite reduction and avoidance measures have been studied in low quality trials and have not shown evidence of improving dermatitis or eczema.
Low-quality evidence indicates that moisturizing agents may reduce eczema severity and lead to fewer flares. In children, oil-based formulations appear to be better, and water-based formulations are not recommended. It is unclear if moisturizers that contain ceramides are more or less effective than others.
Occlusive dressings at night may be useful.
Some moisturizers or barrier creams may reduce irritation in occupational irritant hand dermatitis, a skin disease that can affect people in jobs that regularly come into contact with water, detergents, chemicals, or other irritants. Some emollients may reduce the number of flares in people with dermatitis.
Corticosteroids are effective in controlling and suppressing symptoms in most cases. Once-daily use is generally enough.
Long-term use of topical steroids may result in skin atrophy, stria, telangiectasia. Their use on delicate skin (face or groin) is therefore typically with caution. They are, however, generally well tolerated. Red burning skin, where the skin turns red upon stopping steroid use, has been reported among adults who use topical steroids at least daily for more than a year.
There is little evidence supporting the use of antihistamine medications for the relief of dermatitis. Sedative antihistamines, such as diphenhydramine, may be useful in those who are unable to sleep due to eczema. Second-generation antihistamines have minimal evidence of benefit. Of the second-generation antihistamines studied, fexofenadine is the only one to show evidence of improvement in itching with minimal side effects.
Topical immunosuppressants like pimecrolimus and tacrolimus may be better in the short term and appear equal to steroids after a year of use. Their use is reasonable in those who do not respond to or are not tolerant of steroids. Treatments are typically recommended for short or fixed periods of time rather than indefinitely.
When eczema is severe and does not respond to other forms of treatment, systemic immunosuppressants are sometimes used. Immunosuppressants can cause significant side effects and some require regular blood tests. The most commonly used are ciclosporin, azathioprine, and methotrexate.
Light therapy using ultraviolet light has tentative support but the quality of the evidence is not very good. Several different types of light may be used including UVA and UVB; in some forms of treatment, light-sensitive chemicals such as psoralen are also used. Overexposure to ultraviolet light carries its own risks, particularly that of skin cancer.
Limited evidence suggests that acupuncture may reduce itching in those affected by atopic dermatitis. There is currently no scientific evidence for the claim that sulfur treatment relieves eczema. It is unclear whether Chinese herbs help or harm. Probiotics are likely to make little to no difference in symptoms. There is insufficient evidence to support the use of:
- Vitamin D,
- Vitamin E,
- Pyridoxine (vitamin B6),
- Sea buckthorn oil,
- Hempseed oil,
- Sunflower oil, or
- Fish oil as dietary supplements.
A study done in 2003, stated that Cannabinoids (CBD) could be effective in preventing inflammation and edema of the skin. A 2007 study published in the Journal of Dermatological Science, found that CBD can be a helpful treatment to prevent eczema symptoms such as itchy, dry, and red skin.
Ayurveda recommended Treatment
General management for Kustha is beneficial in Vicharchika. For Pitta predominant Kushtha virechena followed by Rakta moksha, and for Kapha predominant Kushtha, Vamana is beneficial. Diet and Lifestyle have proven to be the cornerstones of management.
- The diet should be appropriate to pacify the dosha that is primarily vitiated.
- Certain foods are commonly known to be aggravating to Vicharchika and hence must be avoided: Hot and spicy foods, excess fermented foods, excess salt, red or sweet wine and alcohol, sour fruits, deep-fried foods, ice cream, and cold drinks, coffee, strong tea, and overconsumption of nuts.
- Consume Light food.
- Consume more bitter vegetables like bitter and the rigged gourds, brinjal, lauki, etc, older grains, green gram, patola (snake gourd), Shali-Shastika (rice harvested in 60 days), Yava (barley), Godhuma (wheat).
- Introduce ghee into your diet.
- Drink 6-10 glasses of water a day.
How to Manage Dermatitis with Siddha remedies?
1. Siddha preventive measures
Everybody must practice Siddha preventive measures, whether a person is affected with dermatitis or not, but preventive measures are the primary steps for switching on to any other Siddha remedies, and hence they are important. It helps in one’s capability, effectiveness, and productivity, decision-making power, intellectuality, and removing minor health problems. There are three types of preventive measures:
- Earthing – performed for earthing the negativity of our body
- Field Cleaning – cleans the energy field (Aura) of our body
- Siddha Brain Exercise/Energizing – energizes our brain for proper functionality
Everybody’s tendency is to get attracted to the word ‘free, however, don’t neglect even these Siddha preventive measures are free. Avail of the benefits by practicing them sincerely, and regularly. For the ease of understanding what Siddha preventive measures are, please watch a video for a live demonstration.
2. Siddha Shaktidata Yog
This unique Siddha Shaktidata Yog of Siddha Spirituality can solve the problems related to dermatitis with Siddha remedies. There is no compulsion of training of ‘Swami Hardas Life System’ methods. This not only gives benefits to self but also it can be used for other affected persons, whether a person is in the same house, distantly available in the same city, same nation, or might be in any corner of the world, however, both the procedures have been explained here.
3. Siddha Kalyan Sadhana
Recite this Sadhana with a Sankalp “My problems of the dermatitis are solved as early as possible and I should gain health”, which should be repeated in mind 3 – 3 times every after each stanza. Any person irrespective of caste, creed, religion, faith, sex, and age can recite this Sadhana for free, which should be repeated at least twice a day. To know more, please click on this link.
4. CCPE products
These products work on the concepts of ‘Conceptual Creative Positive Energy’ (CCPE) within the provisions of the ‘CCPE Life System’ and the theory of Quantum Technology to a certain extent. However, the products get activated only whenever touched by a human and then they become capable of solving the problem and achieving health. However, please use these products for dermatitis as mentioned below:
CCPE Extractor: The CCPE Extractor should be gently moved over the Agya Chakra in a circular motion at least for 30 to 60 seconds, thereafter, follow the same process on the particular part of the body where it is affected with dermatitis, which finishes within almost 3 – 6 minutes.
CCPE Booster: Keep one Booster over the Agya Chakra and another one each over the particular part of the body where it is affected with dermatitis for 3 – 6 minutes. You may need to have 3 Boosters, which establishes positivity.
CCPE Booster Powder: Mix a pinch of CCPE booster powder with a few drops of coconut oil and make a paste. Apply it over the particular part of the body where it is affected with dermatitis and leave it for about 30 minutes. Repeat the process every after 2 hours.
5. UAM (Understanding, Awakening, Movement)
For quick and effective results, it is advisable to learn the unique methods of the Swami Hardas Life System. A trained person can only apply the UAM method himself/herself and become capable of healing others.
A daily routine for Dermatitis
In general, a daily routine may look like this:
- Increase physical activities e.g. exercise, walking, or swimming
- Consume Sattvic diet
- Perform breathing exercises regularly
- Apply free Siddha remedies a minimum 3 times a day, as explained above
- Practice Ananda meditation or Acem meditation regularly
- Do Siddha Nyasa regularly
- Perform Swayamsiddha Agnihotra daily, if feasible
- In case, if someone wishes to learn advanced methods of Swami Hardas Life System, undergo unique training
Ensure to sprinkle in some fun during the day: Don’t forget to relax and laugh in between. Laughing is a great way to boost your immune system and help you.
Along with all the above activities, apply above explained free Siddha remedies minimum 3 times a day, the more is good. Just try the methods of Siddha Spirituality of Swami Hardas Life System. I am confident that you will surely find improvements within 3 days.
Training of Swami Hardas Life System
Health, peace, and progress-related problems can be solved independently by undergoing Swami Hardas Life System training. It needs no money and medicines. Any person irrespective of religion, caste, creed, faith, sex, and age can undergo this unique training.
Because of the above, I am confident that you have learned about dermatitis or eczema, symptoms, risk factors, causes, diagnosis, prevention, dietary recommendations, management, Ayurveda recommendations, and Siddha remedies. Now, you have become self-sufficient, hence it’s the right time to use your acquired knowledge for solving problems as per the provision available in Siddha Spirituality of Swami Hardas Life System.
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Frequently asked questions
Here are a few frequently asked questions regarding dermatitis or eczema. Before posting your query, kindly go through them:
|What is dermatitis or eczema?
Dermatitis or eczema is a reaction pattern that the skin produces in several diseases. It begins as red, raised tiny blisters containing a clear fluid atop red, elevated plaques. When the blisters break, the affected skin will weep and ooze.
|What are the symptoms of dermatitis or eczema?
Dermatitis symptoms vary with all different forms of the condition. Although every type of dermatitis has different symptoms, certain signs are common for all of them, including redness of the skin, swelling, itching, and skin lesions with sometimes oozing and scarring. Also, the area of the skin on which the symptoms appear tends to be different with every type of dermatitis, whether on the neck, wrist, forearm, thigh, or ankle.
|What are the best Siddha remedies for dermatitis?
In general, a daily routine includes increasing physical activities e.g. exercise, walking, or swimming, consume Sattvic diet, perform breathing exercises regularly, apply free Siddha remedies a minimum 3 times a day, as explained above; practice Ananda meditation regularly, do Siddha Nyasa, perform Swayamsiddha Agnihotra daily, if feasible. In case, if someone wishes to learn advanced methods of Swami Hardas Life System, undergo unique training. However, ensure to sprinkle in some fun during the day: Don’t forget to relax and laugh in between. Laughing is a great way to boost your immune system and help you.