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What are some dermatitis home remedies?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Some home remedies may help to relieve itching and irritation associated with dermatitis. To relieve itching, try calamine lotion or a cool, wet compress, or take a lukewarm bath with a sprinkle of baking soda or uncooked oatmeal. Wear soft, cotton fabrics that will not irritate your skin. Make sure your clothes are loose-fitting so they do not rub against your body. Use gentle, fragrance-free laundry detergent to wash clothes, towels, and bedding. Hot, dry air can cause your skin to itch and flake, so use a humidifier to keep the air inside your home moist. Clean the humidifier regularly to prevent bacteria and fungus from building up. Consult a dermatologist for more information.

 

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