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MoonDragon's Health & Wellness
Disorders

DERMATITIS
Atopic Dermatitis, Nummular Dermatitis, Irritant Contact Dermatitis
Allergic Contact Dermatitis, Eczema





  • Description
  • Dermatitis Frequent Signs & Symptoms
  • Dermatitis Causes
  • Dermatitis Treatment
  • Herbal Recommendations
  • Diet & Nutrition Recommedations
  • Nutritional Supplement Recommendations
  • Notify Your Health Care Provider
  • Skin Rash & Skin Care Products




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    DERMATITIS DESCRIPTION

    SKIN ANATOMY

    The skin is the body's largest organ. It consists of 3 layers - the epidermis (outer layer), the dermis (middle layer), and the subcutaneous layer (inner layer). The skin acts as a shield between the body and the millions of foreign substances that exist in our environment. It also functions as a means of excreting toxins and other substances from the body, as do the kidneys and bowels. As a result, the skin is subject to the development of various bumps and blisters, as well as to changes in color, cracking, dryness, flaking, itching, redness, roughness, scaling, thickening, and a host of other problems.

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    Dermatitis is a general term for any type of inflammation of the skin that produces scaling, flaking, thickening, color changes, and, often, itching. Types of dermatitis include atopic dermatitis, nummular dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, irritant contact dermatitis, and allergic contact dermatitis. The distinction between the use of dermatitis and eczema to describe skin disorders can be confusing. Often the terms are used interchangeably, although many people use the term eczema to refer specifically to atopic dermatitis. The inflammation of the skin that accompanies dermatitis (or eczema) produces scaling, flaking, thickening, weeping, crusting, color changes, and, often, itching.





    DERMATITIS FREQUENT SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

    TYPES OF DERMATITIS

    There are several types of dermatitis, from mild to extreme. Listed below are a few of the most common types of dermatitis along with their descriptions, symptoms, causes and links to more indepth information for further research and treatment suggestions.

    ALLERGIC or CONTACT DERMATITIS

    Many cases of dermatitis are the result of allergies. This type of condition is called allergic or contact dermatitis. It may be caused by contact with a specific material that causes an allergy response on the skin or with something that irritates the skin, like too-frequent hand washing, perfumes, cosmetics, rubber, medicated creams, ointments, plants such as poison ivy, and/or metals or metal alloys such as gold, silver, and nickel found in jewelry or zippers. Some people with dermatitis are sensitive to sunlight. Whatever the irritant, if the skin remains in constant contact with it, the dermatitis is likely to spread and become more severe. Stress, especially chronic tension, can cause or exacerbate dermatitis. It can also result from an acquired hypersensitivity to a substance (allergen) that causes an allergic reaction. In this case, the first exposure to a particular allergen does not trigger a reaction or irritation, but causes the person to develop sensitivity. Subsequent exposure then produces an itchy rash.

    allergic contact dermatitis


    Dermis.net: Allergic Contact Dermatitis, Acute & Chronic (Graphics & Information)
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    Common examples of contact dermatitis caused by allergy are poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac, and reactions to costume jewelry containing nickel (nickel plating). Wool blankets and clothing, rubber or glues in shoes, and latex found in surgical/medical gloves and some barrier-type of contraceptives, such as condoms are also common sensitivities. Some allergens (e.g., sunscreens, fragrances) may become sensitizing only when exposed to the sun. With occasional exceptions, allergic contact dermatitis affects just those parts of the skin touched by whatever material causes the allergy, as opposed to atopic dermatitis, which can be widespread because, as explained above, it is not an allergy to a specific substance.

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    Treatment of contact dermatitis involves avoiding the allergen that caused it, if there is one, or minimizing whatever exposure is irritating the skin (water on the hands, solvents at work, saliva around the mouth from lip licking). Effective treatments include topical steroids, including over-the-counter 1 percent hydrocortisone and many prescription-strength creams. Here too, non-steroidal creams like tacrolimus and pimecrolimus are used less than they once were. Tap water soaks with Burow's Solution (Domeboro Astringent Solution) can help dry up oozy contact dermatitis as well.

    ALLERGIC DRUG-RELATED RASH

    Most allergic drug rashes start within two weeks of taking a new medication, especially if the person has taken the drug before. It is very unlikely for medicine that has been prescribed for months or years to cause an allergic reaction. Because there is usually no specific test to prove whether a rash is allergic, health care providers may recommend stopping a suspected drug to see what happens. If the rash does not disappear within five days of not taking the medication, allergy is unlikely.

    OTHER ALLERGY-RELATED RASHES

    Although foods, soaps, and detergents are often blamed for widespread rashes, they are rarely the problem. However, if you feel the problems is allergy related, consult with an allergist and be tested for specific food, insect, and other environmental sensitivities. If you can pinpoint the allergen, you can take measures to avoid it, thus preventing future skin outbreaks and other allergic responses.

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    ATOPIC DERMATITIS

    Atopic dermatitis (AD); also known as atopic eczema or, in children, infantile eczema, is a condition known to affect allergy-prone individuals. It is a genetically determined (hereditary) form of the condition that usually becomes apparent in infancy. It typically appears on the face, in the bends of the elbows, and behind the knees and is very itchy. In children, it usually appears in the first year of life, and almost always in the first 5 years. Over half of the infants that have this condition get better by the age of 18 months. Triggers vary from person to person, but tend to include cold or hot weather, a dry atmosphere, and exposure to allergens, stress, and infections such as colds. Often, other family members have histories of allergies, hayfever, asthma or atopic dermatitis, it is more likely that a child will be diagnosed with AD. The clinical picture varies greatly depending on the age of the patient, the course and duration of the disease.

    Atopic dermatitis is perhaps the most common form of eczema that causes rashes and itching, which may be severe. This is a hereditary skin problem that often begins in childhood as chapped cheeks and scaly patches on the scalp, arms, legs, and torso. Genetics play an important role in the occurrence of atopic dermatitis and families with a history of asthma and allergies experience a higher incidence rate. Atopic dermatitis affects 10 to 15 percent of children. Later in childhood, atopic dermatitis may affect the inner aspects of the elbows and knees. Adults get atopic dermatitis on the hands, around the eyelids, on the genitals, as well as on the body as a whole.

    The word "dermatitis"" means inflammation of the skin. "Atopic" refers to diseases that may be associated with allergies and tend to run in families. Atopic diseases include asthma, hay fever, and atopic dermatitis. In fact, people may refer to what health practitioners call eczema as "allergic skin." However, this is usually not the case. Patients with atopic dermatitis may have allergies, but most cases of atopic dermatitis are not themselves allergic.

    Eczema comes and goes on its own schedule, in a manner not related to the allergy usual suspects-foods, soaps, and detergents - which may be blamed for flare-ups. In most cases, changing diet and detergents helps eczema very little.

    Atopic dermatitis is often worse in the winter months, when the air is cold and dry, so that frequent washing may irritate the skin and aggravate the condition Although the skin feels "dry," it really is not; it is inflamed, and therefore moisturizing alone does not help much.

    Skin affected by atopic dermatitis becomes extremely itchy and inflamed. It may look red, swollen, and cracked. In some cases, the skin can also weep and crust. Liquid that oozes out of such crusts is often not infected; what comes out is the body's normal tissue fluid. Treatment specific for eczema is helpful, not antibiotics.

    Patches of atopic dermatitis may appear on various parts of the body, but the condition is not contagious. It may appear off and on throughout life, but there may be long intervals between outbreaks. Also, the condition does not get progressively worse with age; if anything, it is most extensive during childhood.

    Treatment of eczema involves minimizing irritation if that is contributing to the problem and using prescription-strength steroids (cortisone creams). Non-steroidal creams like tacrolimus (Protopic) and pimecrolimus (Elidel) have become less popular both because of relative lack of effectiveness and concerns about safety. Tap water soaks with Burow's solution (available without prescription) can help dry up atopic dermatitis in its oozy stages.

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    Dermis.net: Atopic Eczema / Atopic Dermatitis (Graphics & Information)

    DERMATITIS HERPETIFORMIS

    Dermatitis herpetiformis is a very itchy type of dermatitis associated with intestinal and immune disorders. This form of dermatitis may be triggered by the consumption of dairy products and/or gluten.

    Dermis.net: Dermatitis Herpetiformis (Graphics & Information)

    NUMMULAR DERMATITIS

    Nummular ("coin-shaped") dermatitis is a chronic condition in which round, coin-shaped, scaling lesions appear usually appear on the limbs, but the face and trunk may also be involved. It may be caused by an allergy to nickel, and is often associated with dry skin. It seems to appear in a cold and dry environment and is aggravated by excessive bathing and local irritants such as wool. Often, an infection by staphylococci have been found.

    Dermis.net: Nummular Dermatitis (Graphics & Information)

    ECZEMA

    Eczema is a term sometimes used interchangeably with dermatitis, although some authorities define it as a specific type of dermatitis distinguished by the presence of fluid-filled blisters that weep, ooze, and crust over.

    Dermis.net: Eczema Graphics & Information (Various Types of Eczema)

    SEBORRHEA DERMATITIS

    Seborrhea is a form of dermatitis that is most commonly affects the scalp and/or face. Seborrhea comes from the word sebum, which is the natural oil produced in the sebaceous glands that flow into the hair follicle. Seborrheic dermatitis has been called a more extensive and severe form of dandruff because there is no clear division between the two. Flaking, redness, and itching are more severe and can appear on the scalp, in the eyebrows, around the nose and on the cheeks, behind the ears and even on the chest and around the groin. It may interfere with the nutrition of the hair, resulting in partial baldness. Some cases of dandruff are caused by the disease. Sebum may also accumulate in the ducts of the glands, causing the glands to become distended with undischarged sebum, and form a small hard body called a whitehead. When the sebum in the mouth of the duct becomes oxidized (darkens when exposed to air), this is known as a blackhead (comedo).

    seborrhea


    The treatment for seborrheic dermatitis is similar to dandruff, although a shampoo of coal tar seems to have a better effect on the scalp. If the problem is very severe you should seek medical advice as a course on steroids may be required to clear it up.

    Seborrheic appears to be heredity, if some relative has it the chances are that is what you may have.

    Dermis.net: Seborrheic Dermatitis (Graphics & Information)
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    PSORIASIS DERMATITIS

    Psoriasis is usually a more severe problem than the above and affects about 3-percent of the population. It is not contagious but can be passed on through the family. It is usually seen as silvery flaky scales on the scalp or anywhere on the body. The more serious cases of psoriasis should be referred to medical care for treatment. Health care providers often prescribe steroid creams to help cure the problem. People have recently been praising the use of Evening Primrose Oil to try to treat the problem. Women taking this as a daily supplement have reported excellent improvement in their skin as well as in their general well being.

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    Dermis.net: Psoriasis, Various Types (Graphics & Information)
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    DERMATITIS CAUSES

    Several underlying problems can lead to eczema.

  • Hypochlorhydria (low levels of hydrochloric acid in the stomach) has been cited, as has a condition known as "leaky gut syndrome," in which the intestines become porous and allow tiny particles of undigested food to enter the bloodstream, provoking allergic reactions.

  • Candidiasis, an overgrowth of yeast in the system, food allergies, and a genetically based weakness in the enzyme delta-6-desaturase (which converts essential fatty acids into anti-inflammatory prostaglandins) are other possible causes.

  • Many cases of dermatitis are simply the result of allergies. This type of condition is called allergic or contact dermatitis. Skin inflammation may be link to and can be caused by allergies to metals, metal alloys such as nickel, gold, silver found in jewelry or zippers, rubber, latex, cosmetics, perfumes, medicated creams, ointments, sunlight, hair dyes, candida albicans, chlamydia, plants such as poison ivy, STD's, and so forth. Chemicals used in soaps, laundry detergents can cause dermatitis in sensitive individuals and bubble bath products may cause dermatitis and may even irritate the tissues of the lower urinary tract sufficiently to cause bloody urine. This is most likely to occur if you soak in treated bathwater for too long.

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  • Dermatitis symptoms can become aggravated when the scalp and the skin of the body is exposed to dust, UV light, harsh chemical based shampoos, hair dyes, and so forth.

  • Dermatitis can also be triggered or be exacerbated by trauma, illness, overactive oil glands, food allergies, stress (especially chronic tension), excessive perspiration, hormonal imbalances, improper carbohydrate consumption, and the consumption of sugar. Deficiencies of nutrients such as the B-complex vitamins, essential fatty acids, and selenium have been linked to dandruff as well.

  • Seasonal changes affect the occurrence of seborrheic dermatitis. Dermatitis can be worse during the fall and winter months when the air is cold and dry and better in the summer for some individuals. This has been thought to be caused by changes in humidity. Some people have found that sun exposure helps to clear up dermatitis, but others find that it seems to make the problem worse.



  • Dermatitis can be due to a growth of yeast in the skin and scalp, which is thought to be instrumental in the development of scaling and scalp irritation. This small skin fungus, previously known as Pityrosporum ovale, now renamed Malassezia furfur, may also be a cause of itching scalp and dermatitis. The fungus is found naturally on the skin surface of both healthy people and those with seborrheic dermatitis. The fungus likes fat, and is found most on skin surfaces with plenty of sebaceous glands such as on the scalp, face and upper part of the body. When Malassezia furfur grows too rapidly, the naturally renewal of cells is disturbed and dermatitis appears with itching.

  • A large preponderance of males have seborrheic dermatitis, which may suggest some role of androgen hormones in this disorder.

  • Whatever the irritant, if the skin remains in contact with it, the dermatitis is likely to spread and become severe.





    DERMATITIS TREATMENT

    Dermatitis, or inflammation of the skin, covers a range of skin conditions characterized by redness, flaking, irritation, scaling or blisters. Dermatitis results when the body is not eliminating toxins efficiently. However, the exact cause of the various conditions and the courses they take can differ. For example, eczema begins with itchiness and seeping blisters that can become red, tough and flaky. In psoriasis, patches of small white scales develop. Both eczema and psoriasis are hereditary, but are affected by dietary factors and allergies, too. In addition, exposure to chemicals, stress, illness and medication can all contribute to dermatitis. Since the symptoms of the various types of dermatitis are quite similar, diagnosing the rashes is sometimes difficult. While dermatitis is not easy to cure, the goal of treatment focuses on reducing the severity and the frequency of outbreaks. A health care provider can help identify dermatitis, while herbal and natural remedies, proper skin care, homeopathy, a low-fat diet and stress reduction can help ease the uncomfortable symptoms it causes.

    WHAT YOU CAN DO

    Antimicrobial measures may be necessary if incessant scratching or rawness of the skin allows bacteria to enter and cause an infection on top of the inflammation. If any pus forms or oozes, add a disinfecting herb, such as Calendula or Goldenseal powder, to the topical applications (lotions and creams), and take Vitamin C.

  • For quick relief of itching and inflammation, soak a clean cloth in cool water (or, for even greater soothing effect, in Comfrey tea that has cooled), wring it out, and apply it to the affected area for 10 minutes. Repeat this procedure as often as necessary for relief.

  • Take lukewarm showers instead of baths, and try not to shower every day during the duration of the rash. Also avoid using the same washcloth, sponge, or shower pouf each time you shower, as bacteria and fungi can grow in these moist areas.

  • Whenever possible, use hypoallergenic skin care products, deodorants, shaving creams, soaps, hair products, cosmetics, household products, and laundry detergents. Keep in mind, however, that hypoallergenic means only that a product is not likely to cause allergies; not that it will not. Also, when choosing products, look for "fragrance-free" formulas rather than an "unscented" one.

  • Wear loose, cool clothing. Next to the skin, natural fibers such as cotton is best. Avoid synthetic materials and tight-fitting garments.

  • Avoid prolonged contact with known skin irritants including chemicals, dust, direct sunlight, and water.

  • Radiation and chemotherapy treatments can cause skin to become more sensitive to allergens and irritants. Occasionally, radiation can also cause the skin to thin, lose elasticity, and become lighter or darker in color. Emollients and high-SPF sunscreens should be used generously on affected areas.

  • Many medications cause skin rashes in people when they are exposed to sunlight. If your medication causes photosensitivity, ask your health care provider if there are any alternatives.

  • Chemicals used in bubble bath products may cause dermatitis and may even irritate the tissues of the lower urinary tract sufficiently to cause bloody urine. This is most likely to occur if you soak in treated bathwater for too long.

  • Food allergies can cause dermatitis.

  • PRACTICE PROPER SKIN CARE

    Give your skin what it needs: In the summer, use water-based lotions and, in winter, salves with a high fat or oil content. Also, do not take baths that are too hot or soak for too long, as this robs the skin of natural emollients and leads to dryness. Moisturizing baths with a few teaspoons of an Oatmeal powder or Olive Oil can help to reduce dry skin and inflammation. Make sure that cleansing lotions have a neutral or slightly acidic pH. Many soaps are highly alkaline and ruin the skin's protective layer of acids. Improve your diet and supplement important nutrients. Proper nutrition and dietary supplements can provide the building blocks to rebuilding new, healthy skin and a strong, protective immune system.





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    HERBAL RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Aloe Vera gel, Ginkgo Biloba extract, and Green Tea extract have antioxidant properties that can aid in healing.

  • Calendula, Chamomile, Elder Flower, Tea Tree Oil can be used externally as a soothing wash on rashes.

  • Try botanical remedies such as Calendula, Licorice and Coleus tinctures for anti-inflammatory results. Coleus Aromaticus is used to treat chronic sores, burns, insect stings, and eczema. Dandelion, Burdock and Sarsaparilla tinctures improve bowel function. Dandelion root is known as a Blood purifier used for liver and kidney disorders. Dandelion root also contains nutritive salts to build up the blood. A blood purifier used for liver and kidney disorders; contains nutritive salts to build up the blood and is very useful for skin problems and diseases. Sarsaparilla is used for sexual impotence, rheumatism and skin disorders.

  • Burdock Root is used traditionally for skin disorders associated with adolescence. It is also one of the most effective herbs for cleansing the blood without the side effects of nausea. An herbal treatment for psoriasis and a promising HIV herb, Burdock is also a blood purifier.

  • Tea Tree cream relieves rashes, skin irritations, sunburn, scratches, insect bites, itching, and minor cuts. It has herbal extracts that aid in healing with a soothing and cooling action. Apply topically directly to the affected area. Avoid contact with the eyes. Tea Tree Oil shampoo naturally nourishes the hair and scalp. The shampoo removes unwanted build-up from hair left by other shampoos.

  • A poultice made with Chaparral, Dandelion, and Yellow Dock root benefits may types of skin rashes. See poultice link below.

  • Comfrey Leaf is one of the most well-known healing plants, especially for its ability to heal tissue and bone.

  • Poultices of Chaparral or Thyme may be used as a hair rinse for scalp irritations. Note: Chaparral is recommended for external use only.

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  • The following herbs can be used in tea or capsule form: Dandelion, Goldenseal, Myrrh, Pau D'Arco, and Red Clover. Alternate them for best results. Caution: Do not take Goldenseal on a daily basis for more than a week at a time, and do not use it during pregnancy. If you have a history of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or glaucoma, use it only under a health care provider's supervision.

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    TANNINS FOR WEEPING LESIONS

    Weeping dermatitis lesions may be dried and healed by applications of tannins. The bark and leaves of both alder and oak contain these anti-inflammatories, which help to relieve symptoms and ease itching by drying the pus and tightening the skin. Pour 1 cup of water over 1 tablespoon of Alder or Oak bark or leaves, and bring to a boil; steep for 10 minutes. Next, strain and cool the mixture. Dip a cloth in it and place it on the affected areas until symptoms abate.


  • To relieve itching and promote healing, mix Goldenseal root powder with Vitamin E oil, then add a little Honey until it is the consistency of a loose pasted. Apply this mixture to the affected area.

  • Black Seed Oil is an excellent healer, and its areas of application range from external skin care (psoriasis, eczema, dry skin, joints & scalp massage) and to internal use as a treatment for various complaints (asthma, arthritis, immune system). Research shows that Black Seed contains more than 100 components, some of which are still unidentified, that work together synergistically. Suitable natural alternative for all types of allergic and infectious disorders of the respiratory tract, such as asthma, allergies, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, hacking cough, and other cold-like symptoms. Black Seed Oil is an excellent healer, and its areas of application range from external skin care (psoriasis, eczema, dry skin, joints & scalp massage) and to internal use as a treatment for various complaints (asthma, arthritis, immune system). Promotes healthy circulation, useful for arthritis and cardiovascular and respiratory support. It also supports digestion and is a natural remedy for ulcers. Garlic is known to lower cholesterol naturally.

  • Gotu Kola contains powerful antioxidants and promotes the formation of lipids and proteins that are essential for healthy skin.

  • Soak a washcloth in Common Mallow (Malva Sylvestris) tea and apply it as a warm compress to the infected area to reduce inflammation.

  • Grapefruit Seed Extract may be used topically as an antiseptic wound cleaner and to treat infections of the skin. Internally, the concentrate is useful as a supportive treatment for a wide variety of ailments.

  • Grapeseed Extract Contains oligomeric proanthocyanadins (OPCs), which reduce inflammation and rid the body of toxins. Grapeseed Extract is a very powerful antioxidant that helps maintain capillary health, and has the ability to neutralize free radicals.

  • Oat Straw may be used topically in a bath to reduce symptoms, especially inflammation and itching.

  • Myrrh Gum works well as a topical in treating rashes, abscesses, boils, hemorrhoids, sores, and wounds.

  • Witch Hazel is a gentle Native-American remedy that provides fast, extra-cool relief from minor cases of itching, rashes, or burns.

  • Olive Leaf extract has healing properties for the skin.

  • Oregon Grape root detoxifies the body and reduces inflammation.

  • Borage herbal skin lotion may be used for treatment of atopic dermatitis, eczema and other dry skin disorders.

  • Wild Pansy (Viola Tricolor) can be used externally to treat bruises and various skin ailments. It is especially good against psoriasis and acne and can be used on eczema and cradle cap in infants.

  • Those with seborrheic dermatitis can benefit from taking Dandelion, Goldenseal, and Red Clover. Caution: Do not take Goldenseal on a daily basis for more than one week at a time, and do not use it during pregnancy. If you have a history of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or glaucoma, use it only under a health care provider's supervision.

  • White Oak bark tea can be used as a rinse for treating seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp and to stop hair loss.

  • Poke Root is usually used in combination with other herbs to cleanse the lymph. Use externally for skin infections, scabies, eczema, parasites, and other skin problems.

  • Hops root decoction can be used for treating seborrheic dermatitis. This can be made by boiling 2 tablespoons of hops root to a pint of water and applied externally as a hair tonic. An ointment can be made by boiling 2 parts of Jimson weed (datura stramonium) and 1 part Hops, in lard (or another ointment base such as Olive Oil). This is applied to the scalp for relief of skin irritation and itching skin.

  • Avocado oil has a number of uses and may be used as a scalp or skin conditioner or as an emollient. Food grade Avocado Oil is also edible and often used on salads.

  • Black Indian Hemp juice made from the fresh leaves can be applied to the scalp to treat scalp dermatitis.

  • Nettle water is an excellent wash used to clear up irritated skin. Boiling the entire plant in a mixture of water and Apple Cider Vinegar makes a good hair lotion. Combing the hair with expressed Nettle juice is supposed to stimulate hair growth.

  • Make a decoction of an ounce dried Burdock root to a pint and half of water. Boil this down to 1 pint. Take a wine glassful dose 3 to 4 times daily. This decoction has been used as a wash for scaly skin disorders. The use of this remedy must be continue over a relatively long time for it to be effectual.

  • An infusion of fresh Rosemary made with boiling water and allowed to cooled until warm, makes a good final rinse to help clear the scalp.

  • One ounce each of Rosemary and Sage infused for 24 hours in a pint of water makes a pleasant hair tonic that can be used on dandruff. After infusion, strain the liquid and add a teaspoon of powdered Borax.

  • Soak 2 tablespoons Fenugreek seeds in water overnight. In the morning grind into a fine paste. Apply all over scalp and leave for 1/2 hour. Wash with mild shampoo.

  • Using Lime Juice for washing hair is often beneficial.

  • The use of curd kept over 2 to 3 days, Lime Juice, Apple Cider Vinegar and Indian Gooseberry (Amla) juice also helps to disperse dandruff.

  • Boil a handful of Neem leaves in a quart of water. Rinse hair with cooled and filtered solution.

  • Massage your hair with warm Coconut Oil and apply the juice of 2 Lemons, steam your hair and leave on oil for about 2 hours. Shampoo with a mild shampoo. This should be done 2 to 3 times a week.

  • Other herbs that can be used for dandruff treatment are Agave, Butternut, Chamomile, Cleavers, English Elm, Maidenhair Fern, Figwort, Grapevine Root, English Ivy, Olive, Peach tree leaves, Periwinkle, Sage, Sanicle, Soap Bark, Yucca (Soapweed), English Walnut, and Willow.

  • Black Walnut bark contains a chemical that is a natural fungal remedy for conditions like ringworm, jock itch and athletes foot. Black walnut is used to treat acne, thyroid disease, colitis, eczema, hemorrhoids, ringworm, sore throats, tonsillitis, skin irritations, and wounds and is a mild laxative. Black Walnut is also used to treat acne, thyroid disease, colitis and eczema.

  • Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) is chiefly used as an expectorant for chronic bronchitis and as a local application in chronic eczema, specially when secondary to varicose ulcers. Of value in pulmonary consumption, nervous irritation and helpful in lowering high pulse, and in heart disease and weakness and palpitation of heart of great use. The FDA has approved Bloodroot for use in commercially available toothpastes and oral rinses to inhibit the development of dental plaque and gingivitis.

  • Rooibos (African Red Tea) is great for any type of skin, it contains large amounts of Alpha Hydroxy Acid and Zinc for a healthy, smooth skin. African Red Tea Cleansing & Beauty Bar is very rich, long lasting, and has excellent lathering ability. Just read the ingredients and you will know this is the greatest soap you'll ever use. It is especially useful for itching, skin rashes, and eczema. It has been known to totally clear up acne. African Red Tea Face Cream is great for any type of skin, it contains large amounts of Alpha Hydroxy Acid and Zinc for a healthy, smooth skin. Useful for itching, skin rashes, and eczema. It penetrates and nourishes the skin like no other lotion can.





  • DIET & NUTRITION RECOMMENDATIONS

  • A nutrient-rich diet is essential for a healthy scalp and skin. Eat a diet consisting of 50 to 75 percent raw vegetables and fresh fruits, in particular, leafy green vegetables, carrots and salads, and whole grains. Eat soured products such as Yogurt. A diet should be high in Essential Fatty Acids, such as Flaxseed, Fish or Evening Primrose oils which can improve skin.

  • Reduce common food allergens such as wheat, corn, dairy, dairy, sugar, citrus, caffeine, chocolate, tomatoes and potatoes, as well as chemicals, preservatives and flavorings.

  • Supplement important nutrients such as Beta Carotene at 25,000 to 50,000 IU per day and Zinc at 30 to 60 mg per day may help improve dermatitis over time. These nutrients are necessary to form new skin cells and prevent the entry of bacteria, fungi, and pathogens into the cells.

  • Add Brown Rice and Millet to your diet.

  • Avoid fried foods and hydrogenated and animal fats, strawberries, sugar, white flour, chocolate, nuts, and processed food.

  • Do not eat foods containing raw eggs, which contain avidin, a protein that binds biotin and prevents it from being absorbed. Biotin is needed for skin and scalp disorders.

  • Sensitivity to gluten is widespread, although it is often unrecognized. Research has shown that people suffering from virtually all skin disorders do better if they eliminate foods containing gluten and all dairy products from the diet. Try a gluten-restricted (or gluten-free) diet for 6 weeks, then add gluten-containing foods back to the diet one at a time, and see if the condition changes. A gluten-free diet is often of therapeutic benefit in controlling dermatitis. See Celiac Disease for recommended diet.

  • Follow a fasting program once a month.

  • For dermatitis of the scalp, make a strong, concentrated tea of Rosemary, Comfrey, Tea Tree Oil (add the Tea Tree Oil after the tea is made), dried Nettles, and Witch Hazel, and apply it to the scalp after shampooing with a fragrance-free shampoo. Leave it on the scalp for 10 or 15 minutes.

  • Tea Tree Oil destroys bacteria and fungi and prevents germs from penetrating inflamed skin. Add 8 to 10 drops of tea tree oil to 2 to 3 cups of warm water, dip a cloth in it and place the cloth on the affected area for 15 minutes. Repeat many times daily.

  • Massage Tea Tree Oil Antiseptic Cream into the skin after each contact with water or irritants.

  • Keep the colon clean. Growing evidence supports a link between skin conditions and bowel function. An intestinal ailment may allow incompletely digested compounds, proteins or toxins to be absorbed by the blood, where they can trigger inflammatory reactions. Bacteria, aspirin, medications, and chemicals may disrupt the normal intestinal absorption process and contribute to skin disorders. Thus, treating bowel function can improve dermatitis, even in those without obvious digestive complaints. Employ an intestinal detoxification plan for several months by supplementing Acidophilus, L. Bifidus and Fiber and eating a whole-food diet. Use a fiber supplement such as Flaxseed, Psyllium Husk, Aerobic Bulk Cleanser (ABC) from Aerobic Life Industries daily. Use occasional cleansing enemas for removing toxins for quicker healing. Note: Always take supplemental fiber separately from other supplements and medications.

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    MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Enemas

  • Try keeping your house humidified and take fewer showers or baths. Showers and baths deplete the skin of its natural oils.

  • Before washing your hair, add about 8 tablespoons of pure organic Peanut Oil to the juice of half a Lemon and rub the mixture into your scalp. Leave the mixture on for 5 to 10 minutes, or longer if your condition is acute, then shampoo.

  • Try rinsing your hair with Apple Cider Vinegar and water instead of plain water after shampooing. Use 1/4 cup vinegar to 1 quart of water.

  • Dermatitis can be due to nutritional deficiencies. It is recommended a person gets adequate amounts of Vitamin B-6, Vitamin B-12, Essential Fatty Acids and Selenium in their diet. Selenium is an essential component of glutathione, the body's most potent natural antioxidant system. It is a popular choice in many antioxidant regimens.

  • Vitamin E has potent antioxidant activity, supplies oxygen to the blood, aids in strengthening capillary walls, and plays a beneficial role in cancer and cardiovascular disease prevention, anti-aging benefits, circulation, wound-healing, immune function, nervous system function, PMS, hot flushes, diabetes, vascular disease, eye health, tissue repair, athletic performance, leg cramps, skin and hair health, and alleviating fatigue.

  • Skin and scalp problems may be triggered by a deficiency in Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs), which are required to produce every cell in the body. EFAs are not made by the body; instead they must be supplied through your diet. Flaxseed Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, and Black Currant Oil are all excellent sources and will help relieve inflammation, itching and flaking. Take 1 tablespoon of any of these oils daily.

  • Use a perfume-free moisturizing lotion daily.

  • Evening Primrose Oil and Vitamin B-6 have helped infants with dermatitis.

  • Zinc is highly effective in treating dandruff. Zinc is critical to cell regeneration. Several anti-dandruff shampoos contain zinc pyrithione which seems to be very good at clearing the problem. A Zinc supplement, 15 to 30 mg taken daily is excellent for the skin and hair. When used in conjunction with a zinc based shampoo, the problem of dandruff should be kept at bay.

  • Another supplement being used in skin care is Beta-Carotene, which is also claimed as being extremely beneficial to the hair and scalp. Beta-carotene is essential for healthy skin. It is a antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, which help reduce scalp irritation. Take 10,000 IU of beta-carotene daily.

  • Selenium can be found in several shampoo products is highly effective in controlling dandruff. The shampoo should be left on at least five minutes before being thoroughly rinsed. The hair and scalp should be shampooed with this type of shampoo at least once a week. Shampoo containing selenium should not be used on a daily basis, even if it aids in controlling dandruff. The antioxidant selenium aids in controlling a dry, flaking and itching scalp. Take between 200 and 1,000 mcg daily.

  • Certain essential oils are said to help control flaking. After washing your hair, mix a few drops of Rosemary and Lemon essential oils into a little Sweet Almond oil. Massage into your scalp and brush your hair with a soft brush.

  • Peppermint essential oil is often an effective remedy for dry, flaky or itchy skin. When diluted. peppermint oil can be applied to the skin every 2 hours.

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    ANTI-DANDRUFF HERBAL RINSE

    To make an effective herbal rinse that alleviates flaking, combine a handful each of dried Calendula tops, dried Rosemary and dried Nettle tops. Place the mixture in a 2 quart glass jar and cover with 1 quart of organic Apple Cider Vinegar. Let the rinse steep for 1 month; then strain. To improve the scent, add a few drops of an essential oil, such as Rose or Lavender. Apply the rinse to your scalp after shampooing and leave it in. If you find the rinse too strong, dilute it by mixing 1 to 2 tablespoons of rinse in 1 cup of water.


  • Boric Acid is a very old remedy for treating dandruff, and is freely available at any drug store or pharmacy. Moisten with a little water and rub well into the scalp, then rinse out thoroughly with warm water. This should be carried out just before you shampoo your hair in the normal way.

  • Colloidal Silver solution can be used as a scalp rinse. Colloidal Silver is effective for minor skin irritations, rashes, hives, insect bites, sores, burns, inflammation, skin swelling and dry, itchy, cracked skin.

  • Mineral Clay absorbs bacteria and dead skin cells. Mineral clay stems inflammatory skin reactions. Mix French, betonite or other clay powder with water to form a paste. Stir the clay with warm water until a paste forms and apply the paste to the skin in a 1/8 inch-thick layer. Clay should only be placed directly on the skin when it is unbroken without fissures or rawness. Leave on for 30 minutes; then rinse thoroughly with warm water. A poultice is made by dipping a cloth in the clay-water mixture and placing it on the skin until dry. Mineral clay is readily available at health food stores and online. (see link above)

  • If antibiotics are prescribed, take extra B-Complex vitamins. Also take an Acidophilus supplement to replace the "friendly" bacteria that are destroyed by antibiotics.

  • Do not pick or scratch the skin or scalp. Make sure to wash your hair frequently, and use a non-oily shampoo. Use natural hair products that do not contain chemicals. Avoid using irritating soaps and greasy ointments and creams. Over-the-counter ointments can do more harm than good.

  • If dermatitis is persistent or symptoms seem to be getting worse, consult with your health care provider. A dermatologist may possibly prescribe lotions that cleanse and dry with Sulfur and resorcin or Deprosone cream.

  • MSM methylsulfonylmethane, a form of sulfur, which may be helpful in treating skin disorders including acne, psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, dandruff, scabies, diaper rash, and certain fungal infections.MSM helps moisturize the scalp and hair. Great for itchy scalp, dandruff, dermatitis and psoriasis. MSM is a special biological sulfur needed by the body to maintain beautiful, strong and healthy hair.


  • FOODS FOR HEALTH

    A dry and flaky skin and scalp can simply be the result of not drinking enough water. Getting a minimum of 10 glasses of pure water daily will moisten the skin and may also treat dandruff. Coffee, tea, juice and sodas do not count as water and may be, in fact, quite dehydrating.


  • Pure Lanolin Oil (Liquid Lanolin) is a very high quality thick liquid and may be thinned with, Olive Oil, Emu Oil or Cocoa Butter. Pure lanolin oil can be used like petroleum jelly on chapped skin and as a moisturizer. Pure Emu Oil is a natural skin softener and protector. Emu Oil supports skin hydration and elasticity and improves skin surface blood flow and healing.

  • HOMEOPATHIC RECOMMENDATIONS

    Consult your homeopath for dosage recommendation.

  • Rhus Toxicodendron: For tiny, itchy blisters or burning, red and swollen skin that becomes scaly.
  • Graphite: For rough, dry skin that has raw cracks and for skin with fissures that exude a sticky fluid.
  • Sulphur: For dry, scaly or itchy skin and slow-healing wounds. Homeopathic Sulfur is useful for skin disease, eczema and acne.
  • Apis: For sensitive, sore or itchy skin.





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    DERMATITIS & SKIN CARE NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS

    Unless otherwise specified, the dosages recommended in this section are for adults. For a child between the ages of 12 and 17 years, reduce the dose to 3/4 the recommended amount. For a child between 6 and 12, use 1/2 the recommended dose, and for a child under the age of 6, use 1/4 the recommended amount.

    NUTRIENTS
    Supplement
    Suggested Dosage
    Comments

    Essential
    Betaine HCl
    As directed on label. A form of hydrochloric acid. People with dermatitis often have low levels of hydrochloric acid. Caution: Do not take this supplement if you suffer from stomach acidity.

  • Hydrochloric Acid (Betaine HCl) Supplement Products
  • MSM
    As directed on label. Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) helps to reduce inflammation and contains a natural analgesic.

  • MSM Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B Complex
    50 to 100 mg of each major B vitamin 3 times daily, with meals (amounts of individual vitamins in a complex will vary). B vitamins are needed for healthy skin and hair. Aids in reproduction of all cells. Use a high-stress formula, yeast free formula. Sublingual form is recommended.

  • Vitamin B-Complex Supplement Products
  • Plus Extra
    Vitamin B-3
    (Niacin / Niacinamide)
    As directed on label. Important for proper circulation and healthy skin. Caution: Do not take niacin if you have a liver disorder, gout, or high blood pressure. Niacinamide is safer at higher dosages without the side effects often associated with Niacin.

  • Vitamin B-3 Supplement Products
  • Plus Extra
    Vitamin B-6
    (Pyridoxine)
    50 mg 3 times daily. Deficiency has been linked to skin disorders.

  • Vitamin B-6 Supplement Products
  • Plus
    Vitamin B-12
    1,000 to 2,000 mcg daily. Aids in cell formation and cellular longevity. Use a lozenge or sublingual form.

  • Vitamin B-12 Supplement Products
  • Biotin
    300 mg daily. Deficiency has been linked to dermatitis.

  • Biotin Supplement Products

  • Important
    Selenium<
    200 mcg daily. An important antioxidant to aid in controlling dry skin.


  • Selenium Supplement Products
  • Essential Fatty Acids
    As directed on label. Relieves itching, pain, and inflammation, essential for healthy skin. Promotes lubrication of the skin.

  • Essential Fatty Acid Supplement Products
  • Fish Salmon Oil Products
  • Borage Herbal Oil Products
  • Black Currant Herbal Oil Products
  • Flaxseed Herbal Oil Products
  • Kelp
    1,000 mg daily or as directed on label. Contains Iodine and other minerals needed for tissue repair and healing.

  • Kelp Herbal Products
  • Vitamin C With Bioflavonoids
    As directed on label. Inhibits inflammation and stabilizes cell membranes. An important antioxidant to prevent tissue damage to the skin and to aid in healing and improve health of skin.

  • Vitamin C Supplement Products
  • Bioflavonoids Supplement Products
  • Vitamin E
    As directed on label. For improved circulation, relieves itching and dryness and improve health of skin. Use D-Alpha-Tocopherol form.

  • Vitamin E Supplement Products
  • Zinc
    100 mg daily. Do not exceed this amount. Aids healing and enhances immune function. Use zinc gluconate lozenges or OptiZinc for best absorption.

  • Zinc Supplement Products

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    Aller Bee-Gone
    (CC Pollen)
    As directed on label. For allergic dermatitis. A combination of herbs, enzymes, and nutrients designed to fight allergic flare-ups.

  • Aller Bee-Gone Supplement Products
  • Allergy Relief Products
  • Borage Oil
    And
    Flaxseed Oil
    As directed on label. Contains omega-6 and omega-3 essential fatty acids, which help the skin retain its moisture and suppleness.

  • Borage Herbal Products
  • Flaxseed Herbal Products
  • Borage Herbal Oil Products
  • Flaxseed Herbal Oil Products
  • Coenzyme Q-10
    As directed on label. Removes toxins from the body, boosts the immune system, improves overall physical and mental processes.

  • Coenzyme Q-10 Supplement Products
  • Coenzyme A
    As directed on label. Facilitates the repair of RNA and DNA. Supports the immune system's detoxification of many dangerous substances. Can streamline metabolism, ease depression and fatigue, and increase energy. Works well with CoQ10.

  • Coenzyme A Supplement Products
  • Free-Form Amino Acid Complex
    As directed on label. Take on empty stomach. To supply protein, important for the construction and repair of all tissues. Use a formula containing both essential and non-essential amino acids.

  • Amino Acid Complex Supplement Products
  • Herpanacine
    As directed on label. Contains antioxidants, amino acids, and herbs that promote overall skin health.

  • Herpanacine Supplement Products
  • Kyo-Dophilus
    As directed on label. Contains acidophilus and aged garlic extract, both beneficial in treating fungal disease.

  • Kyo-Dophilus Supplement Products
  • Kyolic EPA
    As directed on label. Restores fatty acid balance. Repairs tissue and aids in healing.

  • Kyolic EPA Supplement Products
  • Vitamin A
    As directed on label. Caution: If you are pregnant, do not exceed 10,000 IU daily. Needed for smooth skin. Aids in preventing dryness and to improved the health of the skin.

  • Vitamin A Supplement Products
  • Beta Carotene & Natural Carotenoid Complex
    25,000 IU daily. An antioxidant and precursor of vitamin A.

  • Beta Carotene & Carotene Complex Supplement Products
  • Shark Cartilage
    1 gram per 15 lbs of body weight daily, divided into 3 doses. Reduces inflammation in eczema.

  • Shark Cartilage Supplement Products
  • Vitamin D-3
    400 to 1,000 IU daily. Aids in healing of tissues.

  • Vitamin D Supplement Products





  • NOTIFY YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER

  • If your symptoms increase in severity, or you develop skin rashes, irritation, sores, and/or scabs on your skin and/or scalp.
  • If your symptoms are not relieved after treatment. You may need to try another dermatitis therapy method or be examined for an underlying disorder requiring proper diagnosis and treatment.


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    DERMATITIS & SKIN CARE-RELATED PRODUCTS


    Supplements and products for Dermatitis, Skin Rash, Eczema and Dermatitis, a group of skin conditions that causes inflammation of the skin.

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  • Fiber Supplement Products
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    Contains 2-percent salicylic acid in a base of allantoin, beeswax, cetyl alcohol, grapefruit extract, cod liver oil, cymbopogon schoenanthus oil, echinacea angustifolia extract, rosa canina fruit oil, rumex crispus root extract, jojoba seed oil, similax aristolochifolia root extract, and vitamin e. Absorbs quickly, paraben-free without preservatives, mineral oils, petroleums, artificial color, artifical fragrance and no gluten.
    HerbsPro: Eczema & Psoriasis Cream, Natralia, 2 oz.
    Natralia Nourish Eczema & Psoriasis Cream has been formulated with natural ingredients for the management of the symptoms of Eczema, Psoriasis and Dermatitis. It does not contain gluten or milk derivative, yeast, artificial colours, SLS, parabens, nut oils and artificial flavor. Is a balanced blend of natural herbs, essential oils and homoeopathic ingredients. It is a mild soothing moisturising cream for the relief of dry, itchy or sensitive skin due to extreme dryness. Formulated with natural ingredients to provide topical relief with emollient and therapeutic properties. Formulated with specifically chosen homoeopathic ingredients, herbal extracts and essential oils for the symptomatic relief of eczema and psoriasis. Gentle formula. Suitable to use on the face and body.
    HerbsPro: Natural Psoriasis & Dermatitis Cream, Grahams Natural Alternatives, 2 oz
    HerbsPro: Oxipor Psoriasis Lotion, 4 oz.
    Coal Tar solution used to control itching, relieve redness and scaling.
    HerbsPro: Psoria-derm Psoriasis Cream, Dr. Zhang's Formula, 4 oz.
    Homeopathic formula, non-greasy, does not stain.
    HerbsPro: Dermarest Psoriasis Medicated Skin Treatment, 4 oz.
    With skin soothing zinc complex, relieves itchy and irritated skin, restores moisture, reduces redness, removes scales, fragrance free and dermatologist tested formula.
    HerbsPro: Dermazinc Zinc Therapy Spray Drops For Psoriasis, 4 oz
    For relief of itching, redness, irritation, scaling and flaking associated with seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff. Relief in 7 to 10 days. Dermatologist recommended and prescribed. Formerly available through physicians only.
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    Shampoo with 3-percent salicylic acid. Relieves symptoms of psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis.
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    Concentrated bath and shower formula containing 0.2-percent ethanol w/w, for the relief of skin irritation, itching, flaking & dryness. Natural homeopathic alternative. Naturally Australian, new non-steroidal. Suitable for use on children.
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    AROMATHERAPY: ESSENTIAL OILS DESCRIPTIONS & USES


    Allspice Leaf Oil
    Angelica Oil
    Anise Oil
    Baobab Oil
    Basil Oil
    Bay Laurel Oil
    Bay Oil
    Benzoin Oil
    Bergamot Oil
    Black Pepper Oil
    Chamomile (German) Oil
    Cajuput Oil
    Calamus Oil
    Camphor (White) Oil
    Caraway Oil
    Cardamom Oil
    Carrot Seed Oil
    Catnip Oil
    Cedarwood Oil
    Chamomile Oil
    Cinnamon Oil
    Citronella Oil
    Clary-Sage Oil
    Clove Oil
    Coriander Oil
    Cypress Oil
    Dill Oil
    Eucalyptus Oil
    Fennel Oil
    Fir Needle Oil
    Frankincense Oil
    Geranium Oil
    German Chamomile Oil
    Ginger Oil
    Grapefruit Oil
    Helichrysum Oil
    Hyssop Oil
    Iris-Root Oil
    Jasmine Oil
    Juniper Oil
    Labdanum Oil
    Lavender Oil
    Lemon-Balm Oil
    Lemongrass Oil
    Lemon Oil
    Lime Oil
    Longleaf-Pine Oil
    Mandarin Oil
    Marjoram Oil
    Mimosa Oil
    Myrrh Oil
    Myrtle Oil
    Neroli Oil
    Niaouli Oil
    Nutmeg Oil
    Orange Oil
    Oregano Oil
    Palmarosa Oil
    Patchouli Oil
    Peppermint Oil
    Peru-Balsam Oil
    Petitgrain Oil
    Pine-Long Leaf Oil
    Pine-Needle Oil
    Pine-Swiss Oil
    Rosemary Oil
    Rose Oil
    Rosewood Oil
    Sage Oil
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    Swiss-Pine Oil
    Tangerine Oil
    Tea-Tree Oil
    Thyme Oil
    Vanilla Oil
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    Vetiver Oil
    Violet Oil
    White-Camphor Oil
    Yarrow Oil
    Ylang-Ylang Oil
    Aromatherapy
    Healing Baths For Colds
    Aromatherapy
    Herbal Cleansers
    Using Essential Oils


    AROMATHERAPY: HERBAL & CARRIER OILS DESCRIPTIONS & USES


    Almond, Sweet Oil
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    Arnica Oil
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    Black Cumin Oil
    Black Currant Oil
    Black Seed Oil
    Borage Seed Oil
    Calendula Oil
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    Castor Oil
    Coconut Oil
    Comfrey Oil
    Evening Primrose Oil
    Flaxseed Oil
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    Jojoba Oil
    Kukui Nut Oil
    Macadamia Nut Oil
    Meadowfoam Seed Oil
    Mullein Oil
    Neem Oil
    Olive Oil
    Palm Oil
    Plantain Oil
    Plum Kernel Oil
    Poke Root Oil
    Pomegranate Seed Oil
    Pumpkin Seed Oil
    Rosehip Seed Oil
    Safflower Oil
    Sea Buckthorn Oil
    Sesame Seed Oil
    Shea Nut Oil
    Soybean Oil
    St. Johns Wort Oil
    Sunflower Oil
    Tamanu Oil
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  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Hydrosols Index
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  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Mineral Introduction
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Dietary & Cosmetic Supplements Index
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Dietary Supplements Introduction
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Specialty Supplements
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Vitamins Index
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Vitamins Introduction


  • NUTRITION BASICS ARTICLES

  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: 4 Basic Nutrients
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Avoid Foods That Contain Additives & Artificial Ingredients
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Is Aspartame A Safe Sugar Substitute?
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Guidelines For Selecting & Preparing Foods
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Foods That Destroy
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Foods That Heal
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: The Micronutrients: Vitamins & Minerals
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Avoid Overcooking Your Foods
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Phytochemicals
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Increase Your Consumption of Raw Produce
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Limit Your Use of Salt
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Use Proper Cooking Utensils
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Choosing The Best Water & Types of Water





  • RELATED MOONDRAGON HEALTH LINKS & INFORMATION

  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Information Index
  • MoonDragon's Nutritional Therapy Index
  • MoonDragon's Nutritional Analysis Index
  • MoonDragon's Nutritional Diet Index
  • MoonDragon's Nutritional Recipe Index
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Therapy: Preparing Produce for Juicing
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Information: Food Additives Index
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Information: Food Safety Links
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Index
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Articles
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy For Back Pain
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy For Labor & Birth
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Blending Chart
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Essential Oil Details
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Links
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy For Miscarriage
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy For Post Partum
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy For Childbearing
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy For Problems in Pregnancy & Birthing
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Chart of Essential Oils #1
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Chart of Essential Oils #2
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Tips
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Uses
  • MoonDragon's Alternative Health Index
  • MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information Overview
  • MoonDragon's Alternative Health Therapy Index
  • MoonDragon's Alternative Health: Touch & Movement Therapies Index
  • MoonDragon's Alternative Health Therapy: Touch & Movement: Aromatherapy
  • MoonDragon's Alternative Therapy: Touch & Movement - Massage Therapy
  • MoonDragon's Alternative Health: Therapeutic Massage
  • MoonDragon's Holistic Health Links Page 1
  • MoonDragon's Holistic Health Links Page 2
  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Nutrition Basics Index
  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Therapy Index
  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Massage Therapy
  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Hydrotherapy
  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Pain Control Therapy
  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Relaxation Therapy
  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Steam Inhalation Therapy
  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Therapy - Herbal Oils Index







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