Don't let facial skin conditions affect your confidence.
Dermatitis can affect your self-esteem. Here are some steps that can help to get your skin looking great again.
Last month we looked at how extreme temperature can damage your skin. In this newsletter, I would like to update you on my skin challenge and share what I have learnt.
I tried to treat the condition myself using aloe vera plant, Moo Goo cream and Fresk moisturiser. However, I felt the healing process was slow so I went and saw a Naturopath and was diagnosed as having dermatitis.
Dermatitis is inflammation of the skin that includes redness, itching and some cases blistering. After 5 days of antibiotics, DermAid and QV cream the infection is gone and the dermatitis is better. There's still slight redness on parts of my face due to cold weather and diet.
Living with dermatitis for the past 6 weeks was a rather unpleasant experience. I'm looking forward to a complete healing.
I went and saw a naturopath. We had a conversation over the phone and I was comfortable with his approach on how he treats skin problems such as eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis. In the consultation, the Naturopath recommended 3 products to treat dermatitis. Unfortunately after 4 days of using one of the products I developed an infection.
The infection caused my face to be swollen. The redness intensified and the skin became more itchy and flaky. I read that anti-histamine can help. With that thought I went and spoke to a local Pharmacist. She examined my face and made an appointment for me to see a GP. She said the infection needed to be treated straight away through antibiotics.
Two hours after seeing the Pharmacist I was sitting in the GP office and was asked many questions. After checking my temperature and heart rate he recommended 4 actions:
After following these steps, the infection was eliminated and the dermatitis is better.
Going through this process has taught me some valuable lessons:
3 takeaways actions that can help you reduce inflammation and keep your skin healthy:
Facial skin conditions such as dermatitis can affect self-perception and confidence in social outings and interactions. I hope you never have to go through this, but if you do, I hope this article helps.
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