Neurodermatitis: treatment, nutrition and creams


Treatment of neurodermatitis

Medical treatment can only alleviate the symptoms.

Therapies include:

  • Medication
    Local corticosteroids (cortisone-based creams or ointments) are often used to treat eczema, but they are not the same steroids that some athletes use.
    Normally, therapy with these drugs provides for a short time a twice-daily application to the affected skin areas.
    Excessive use of these creams and ointments on sensitive areas can damage the skin, especially in children.– Oral antihistamines (to relieve itching).
    – Oral or topical antibiotics (to prevent or treat secondary infections, which occur mainly in children with eczema).
    Immunomodulators: newer drugs that suppress the immune system.
  • UV radiation therapy
    In older children with persistent eczema, under the control of a dermatologist, treatment is carried out with ultraviolet rays (UV) to reduce rashes and discomfort.
  • Emulating creams.

What to do in case of eczema? Prevention

Eczema can be prevented or cured by:

  • make sure that the skin does not dry out or itches,
  • contact with substances that aggravate dermatitis is avoided.

The following tips should be observed:
1. Avoid hot and frequent baths for small children, as they lead to dehydration of the skin.
2. Use lukewarm water and mild soaps or detergents without parabens.
3. Avoid fabric softener and perfumed soaps.
4. Avoid rubbing with the sponge during washing. Instead, gently strip the skin.
5. Do not use synthetic or skin-irritating textiles, such as wool, as clothing. Choose soft, “breathable” clothing, for example cotton.
6. Cut the fingernails short to minimize any damage caused by scratching.
7. Put on light gloves at night when scratching at night becomes a problem.
8. Removal of possible allergens, for example:

  • certain foodstuffs,
  • Dust
  • Hair of pets.

This can help reduce symptoms in allergy sufferers.

Natural and home remedies for neurodermatitis

  • Apply ointmentslotions or skin moisturizers immediately after showering, after the skin has dried slightly.
    If the doctor has prescribed a cortisone cream, ask for advice before applying moisturizers or lotions.
  • Avoid moisturizers and lotions that contain alcohol, as they can dry out the skin.
  • To relieve itching, place a cold envelope (for example, with a wet and cool towel) on the irritated areas.
  • From the traditional home remedies for relieving itching can use bath products, based on:
  • Oatmeal
  • Rice starch.

Diet and nutrition for neurodermatitis

Foods to which one is allergic should be avoided, as they could cause the symptoms of eczema.

Among the most effective natural forms of therapy are the natural diets; many people were able to alleviate the symptoms by changing their diet.
The following diets have shown the best results, according to my patients:

  • Vegan diet with at least 50% raw food content
  • Blood group diet
  • Stone Age diet (Paleo diet)

According to natural medicine, the rashes do not arise by chance, but are a defense mechanism of the body.

The organism must eliminate the toxins produced by the organs, for example:

  • during digestion,
  • to generate energy and movement.

Part of the toxins are excreted during bowel movements, urine and sweat; however, with excessive production of waste materials, diseases such as:

Sports activities in the fresh air and the sun help to get rid of toxins through sweat, but nutrition also plays an important role.
The foods that lead to increased toxin production during digestion are transformed foods that contain many different substances, such as:

  • Sweet
  • Dairy products
  • Pizza
  • Sauces, dressings, etc.

Food combinations are important to avoid:

  • Fermentation in the digestive system, that is, the breakdown of not fully digested foods containing simple and complex sugars. This phenomenon leads to the formation of lower fatty acids and gaseous substances.
  • Intestinal rot, i.e. toxin production due to insufficient digestion of protein-rich foods.

The body can digest one type of food at a time; if carbohydrates are consumed together with proteins, digestion slows down and toxins are formed.

The following diets can alleviate the symptoms of dermatitis:

  • high-protein diet, such as the blood group diet,
  • plant-based diet with low proteins, such as the vegan diet/raw food,
  • natural nutrition with foods of plant origin such as the Paleo diet.

Common features of these diets are:

  • Abandonment of dairy products.
  • Reduction or complete elimination of cereals, especially cereals containing gluten.
  • No excesses when eating.
  • Do not eat until the previous meal is fully digested.
  • A meal should consist of a maximum of 2-3 foods.
  • Do not take medication or supplements.

How long does it take? Prognosis for patients with neurodermatitis or eczema

In many cases, the eczema passes and the symptoms can pass completely for a few months or even years.
For many children, improvement begins at the age of 5 or 6 years; others may have flare-ups during adolescence and adolescence.
In 60% of children with atopic dermatitis, symptoms disappear during adolescence.
In some children, the disease may improve, but then come back at the beginning of puberty.
At this stage, the causes are:

  • Hormones
  • Stress
  • skin-irritating products,
  • Cosmetics
  • other factors that have not yet been clarified by the researchers.

The prognosis worsens for:

Some individuals don’t have dermatitis until adulthood, with dry and scaly skin areas causing itching.
Eczema is not contagious, so children do not need to be kept away from other children, siblings or other people.

Possible complications of neurodermatitis or eczema

  • skin infections caused by bacteria, fungi or viruses,
  • chronic scars,
  • Side effects of cortisone and other drugs used to treat eczema.

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