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Last updated April 9, 2017, (originally published August 5, 2011)


By Louise Carr
, Associate Editor and Featured Columnist






1.        
Black Rice Bran Can Help Soothe Dermatitis Inflammation

Have you heard of black rice bran? We’re not talking about
regular white rice.  Black rice bran is actually the outer husk of
rice which is removed in order to produce white rice. 2010
research from Ajou University, Suwon, Korea suggests that
black rice bran helps ease and soothe the inflammation that
comes with itchy dermatitis. Black rice bran may help by
reducing the release of histamine, the itchy substance that
causes inflammation. The researchers tested the rice bran on
mice, and found the substance reduced inflammation by 32
percent.

2.        
Aloe May Help Dermatitis Sufferers

Aloe, the syrupy gel from inside the leaves of the Aloe vera
plant, is traditionally called upon to treat cuts and burns. But it
seems this soothing substance may also relieve the symptoms of
seborrheic dermatitis.

A 1999 study from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-
Sheva, Israel treated 44 adults suffering from seborrheic
dermatitis with either an aloe ointment or a placebo cream twice
a day for four to six weeks. Those using aloe reported
significantly improved symptoms – a decrease in scaliness,
itching, and the extent of the dermatitis.

3.        
Vitamin D Helps Prevent Dermatitis Infections


























According to results from a 2008 study by the University of
California, San Diego School of Medicine oral Vitamin D
supplements can help prevent the skin infections that come from
atopic dermatitis. Researchers suggest that Vitamin D helps
correct an immune system defect that, unchecked, interferes
with your ability to produce skin-protective peptides. However,
the small size of this study means further research is necessary
before conclusions can be drawn regarding Vitamin D’s
efficiency. (Read more about the
health benefits of Vitamin D.)

4.        
Can Chamomile Treat Dermatitis?

Chamomile is traditionally seen as a soothing and calming herb
but its use in treating dermatitis has not been fully determined.

One 1985 study from Otto-von-Guericke-University,
Magdebourg, Germany found chamomile cream was as effective
as 0.25 percent hydrocortisone cream for the treatment of
eczema in a controlled study of 161 people.

However, a 1993 study from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität,
München, Germany decided that chamomile cream was less
effective than hydrocortisone cream or witch hazel cream.

It seems the jury is still out on chamomile’s powers, although
many sufferers swear by its anti-inflammatory abilities.

5.        
Omega-6 Fatty Acids Have a Preventative Dermatitis
Effect?

Could omega-6 fatty acids really help in preventing dermatitis? A
2010 study from the University of Illinois states that a specific
omega-6 fatty acid may be crucial to maintaining skin health. The
researchers looked at arachidonic acid – essential for healthy
skin function.

We make arachidonic acid naturally from gamma-linolenic acid
(GLA), an essential omega-6 fatty acid from food (mainly found
in vegetable oils). This conversion is, according to the
researchers, essential for maintaining the health of the skin and
cutting down inflammation.

Omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish oil and flaxseed, are also
known possess anti-inflammatory powers and consequently may
help improve skin rashes and the irritation associated with
dermatitis. (Read more about the
health benefits of fish oil.)

6.        
Evening Primrose Oil Can Benefit Atopic Dermatitis
Sufferers

Evening primrose oil is a form of linoleic acid gamma-linolenic
acid (GLA) and may help the symptoms of dermatitis by
improving deficient levels of essential fatty acids. Results from
studies that looked at the power of evening primrose oil are
conflicting, however.

One 2008 study from the Department of Dermatology, Calcutta
National Medical College, Kolkata, India found 96 percent of
patients taking evening primrose oil capsules over five months
experienced improvement in symptoms, although 32 percent of
the placebo group also showed improvements. Not all research
has shown the same results, so evening primrose oil deserves
further study.

7.        
Does Borage Oil Help Ease Dermatitis Symptoms?

Borage oil is interesting when it comes to dermatitis and ant-
inflammation because it contains up to three times more gamma-
linolenic acid (GLA) than evening primrose oil.

It seems borage oil could be a little help to sufferers of mild
atopic dermatitis, according to 2010 research from the Faculty of
Medical and Health Sciences, The University of Auckland, New
Zealand. Researchers reviewed recent studies and found oral or
topical borage oil for the treatment of atopic dermatitis resulted
in highly variable effects, but the majority of studies showed at
least a small degree of efficacy.

8.        
Calendula Cream as an Anti-Dermatitis Treatment

The herb calendula has skin-soothing properties so could it be of
benefit to dermatitis sufferers? Experts have found calendula
has wound-healing and anti-inflammatory effects and one 2004
study from the Department of Radiation Oncology, Centre Léon
Bérard, Lyon, France found calendula was much more effective
than trolamine cream for the prevention of skin irritation caused
by radiation therapy.

9.        
Is Licorice A Powerful Treatment For Dermatitis?

Could creams containing whole licorice help dermatitis sufferers
with the symptoms of this irritating condition? One 2003 study
from Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
thinks so – licorice gel was 2 percent more effective than
placebo for reducing the symptoms of atopic dermatitis.

Licorice is made up of components that increase the activity of
corticosteroids, which may account for its effects. However,
such a small study doesn’t supply the evidence needed to fully
prove licorice’s powers as a dermatitis treatment.

10.        
Does St. John’s Wort Help Treat Dermatitis?

According to a 2003 study from Universitäts-Hautklinik Freiburg,
Germany, the herb traditionally used to treat depression may
have uses for fighting the symptoms of dermatitis. St. John’s
Wort contains hypericin, a substance with anti-inflammatory
properties. In the study, St. John’s Wort cream was tested
against placebo cream and the results showed that use of St.
John’s Wort cream significantly reduced symptoms of atopic
dermatitis.



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