Dermatitis: Before and After Treatment
Perioral Dermatitis - Sarah*
A 15-year-old girl with a history of feeling anxious and stressed started to present with perioral dermatitis. This rash on her face was adding to the stress and anxiety and so she consulted a general practitioner for some help in the treatment of the perioral dermatitis.
Initially the treatment was to apply topical corticosteroids on the affected areas 1-2 times per day. Within a very short period of time the redness reduced but to Sarah's angst it started to come back. This initiated a second visit to the general practitioner whereby a different corticosteroid was prescribed. Unfortunately, this time the steroid caused the perioral dermatitis to get more red, spread and form blisters.
At this stage Sarah came in with her mother with the anxiety and dermatitis both being quite high. I knew the underlying stress and anxiety was the instigator for the perioral dermatitis, but at the initial stage my focus needed to be on the rash as this was intensifying the emotions. The herbal medicines prescribed were focused on reducing inflammation, blisters in the skin and stop the spreading of the perioral dermatitis.
Within 13 days the perioral dermatitis had reduced significantly but seemed to plateau. There were minor changes made to the herbal medicine, which resumed the healing of the rash on the skin. The redness was reducing, and the weeping started to calm down. There was also itchiness around the mouth, which had subsided allowing the skin to heal without any further irritation caused by scratching.
Within a month of starting treatment, the skin healed beautifully.
Dermatitis on the Hands – Jane*
Jane is a patient at Salubre Skin Clinic. On this particular day, Jane mentioned some dermatitis on her hands and was interested to know if there was anything that could be done for it.
Dermatitis is a very common skin condition which has become more prevalent with the excessive use of hand sanitisers during the COVID pandemic. Often external irritates or something the person has ingested disrupts the healthy skin barrier by causing inflammation to affect the skin. The result is dry, itchy skin that feels like it's burning.
Skin affected by dermatitis is damaged and so the skin barrier can not protect the underlying cells from the external environment. By reducing the inflammation in the skin, we can rejuvenate the damaged skin barrier and reinstate an ‘intact’ skin surface.
I suggested the Revitalising Scalp and Body Cream as the formulation is concentrated with a combination of anti-inflammatory healing oils and botanical extracts. This has a dual effect by healing oils such as tamanu, andiroba, jojoba, kokum butter, and the botanical extracts skullcap, white peony, nettle, dandelion, chamomile and calendula as well as MSM and colloidal oatmeal, makes the Revitalising Scalp and Body Cream a soothing way to healing the skin and restoring the healthy skin barrier.
"Hi Dr Irene,
I just thought I would let you know how amazingly the skin cream is and how it’s impacted my dermatitis.
I have taken some photos to show you, these were taken yesterday.
You so help me every time & I’m so grateful.
Have a lovely day,
*Please note names were changed to keep patient details confidential.
Dermatitis Skin Solutions
Dermatitis is inflammation of the skin. It can be caused by a number of reasons including reaction to chemicals, stress, food intolerance or unknown factors.
The key focus of the Salubre Therapeutics range when it comes to assisting the skin’s ability to heal and rejuvenate is to reduce the inflammation in the skin so the damaged skin barrier can be restored. This is essential to protect the health of the underlying cells beneath the skin’s surface from environmental toxins, bacteria, and chemicals that the skin commonly comes into contact with.
Ingredients such as burdock and nettle extracts, kokum butter, and tamanu, andiroba and jojoba oils have shown beneficial results to such skin concerns for hundreds of years. By dually removing the inflammation and hydrating the skin, this allows the skin to heal and to reduce pain and discomfort often experienced in those afflicted with dermatitis.