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There are many types of dermatitis. The different kinds usually have in common an allergic reaction to specific allergens. The term often describes eczema, psoriasis, persistent spots and other skin issues.

Dermatitis Treatment | Q and A | Dermatitis Care

Image depicting treatments for dermatitisWhat is dermatitis?
Dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin (derma = skin, itis = inflammation). Often classified alongside eczema, some people define dermatitis as the acute condition, and eczema as the chronic condition.

There are two main types of dermatitis:

  1. Atopic dermatitis (flares up all over the skin; often inherited; common in children and teenagers)
  2. Contact dermatitis (flares up where irritants or allergens come into contact with sensitive skin)

Other types of dermatitis include:

  • Dermatitis herpetiformis (linked with coeliac disease / gluten intolerance)
  • Seborrheic dermatitis (common in infants and those aged 30-70)
  • Nummular dermatitis (rare; no known cause; affects middle-aged people)
  • Statis dermatitis (affects the lower legs of people with varicose veins)
  • Perioral dermatitis (affects women aged 20-60)
  • Infective dermatitis (occurs secondary to a skin infection)

What causes dermatitis?

Triggers for dermatitis vary from one person to the next, but the most common causes include natural and chemical irritants such as dust, cigarette smoke, dry air, solvents, hydrocarbons and sweat.

What are the symptoms of dermatitis?

Dermatitis skin will have red burning patches or blisters that feel stinging, sore and itchy. The condition is often worse at night.

Can dermatitis be cured?

No. The only cure is to avoid the trigger, but there are some treatments that relieve the symptoms.

Can dermatitis be treated?

Yes. Doctors will prescribe steroid ointments, creams or lotions that reduce inflammation but can irritate and even thin sensitive skin. Long-term, steroids can even make dermatitis worse. We recommend a natural treatment regime.

Natural treatment for dermatitis

Here’s our three-stage treatment for dermatitis:

  1. Use our Deep Cleansing Therapy Bar for its deep cleansing effect
  2. Apply our Ultra-sensitive Therapy Cream for 24-hour hydration
  3. Add our Moisturising Therapy Balm for extra protection, especially outdoors

This treatment regime has been clinically proven to be non-irritant, and users report results within just a fortnight.

The reason why our products achieve such results are due to these key ingredients mixed with other natural components:

  • Zander: 6,000-year old sediment from North European lakes that heals and repairs skin
  • Argan: Moroccan nut oil with soothing and moisturising qualities
  • Tea tree oil: protects sensitive skin

If you suffer from dermatitis, please read our Dermatitis page, and use the comments section below if you have any questions.


What is contact dermatitis?

Contact dermatitis is an inflammatory skin condition, and a type of eczema. It’s most common when the skin comes into contact with a substance it doesn’t agree with, causing the skin to become itchy, bumpy, dry and red. It can also cause the skin to take on a patchy appearance, which is due to a lack of moisture.

What is Contact Dermatitis?

There are two different types of eczema – allergic contact dermatitis and irritant contact dermatitis. As the name suggests, allergic contact dermatitis is when the skin comes into contact with a substance that causes an allergic reaction, whereas irritant contact dermatitis is caused by a substance that not only irritates the skin, but damages it physically as well.

It’s the latter type of contact dermatitis that’s more common, with irritant contact dermatitis accounting for roughly 80% of all contact dermatitis cases. Contact dermatitis, in general, is a skin condition that more women seem to be affected by than men, with one in every five women experiencing Contact dermatitis at some point in their lives.

What Causes Contact Dermatitis?

There are many causes of contact dermatitis, ranging from chemical solvents and sweat, to dry air and cigarettes. However, we are all different, and what triggers an allergic reaction in one person, won’t necessariarly trigger an allergic reaction in someone else.

Dermatitis Cure

Due to one of the symptoms of dermatitis being a burning sensation in the skin, people are keen to find a cure for it. However, there currently is no such ‘cure’ for dermatitis, although finding out what substance is causing the skin condition, and consequently not using it anymore should start to clear up the symptoms a few weeks.

If you aren’t sure what product is causing the skin problem, it’s best to seek treatment. Without treatment, both types of dermatitis could damage the skin on a long-term basis, while also causing discomfort.

A popular product that’s frequently used to treat contact dermatitis is emollient cream. Syrinx Za have an emollient cream which is clinically tested, and although it’s not a dermatitis cure, it is proven to help people with a whole host of skin conditions, including contact dermatitis, locking moisture into the skin and leaving it feeling smooth as a result.

Read More about Contact Dermatitis

Syrinx Za products contain ingredients that work by hydrating, healing and repairing the skin, in order to restore it. So if you’re keen to find a contact dermatitis treatment, to restore your skin to its former glory, then you can read more about the Dermatitis Care products here.


Natural Cold Processed Soap

Dermatitis is a skin problem that’s similar to eczema, with several different strains. It’s most commonly caused by an allergic reaction, although this isn’t the only cause.

With symptoms ranging from red rashes appearing on the skin, to the skin swelling up, symptoms vary depending on the type of dermatitis you have, and consequently the severity of the symptoms you’re suffering from.

Cold Processed Soap

The deep cleansing therapy bar is an ideal product to use for dermatitis, as it’s a 100% natural, cold processed soap. Made especially for dry and/or sensitive skin, it helps lock moisture into your skin, therefore giving it back its smooth, glowing appearance.

As it’s such a gentle soap, the deep cleansing therapy bar can be used by people of all ages who suffer from dermatitis, or any similar skin problems, such as eczema and cracked skin. With no need to scrub, the cold processed soap works best with a gentle wash. No matter how sore or red your skin, our cold processed soap will be kind to it.

Soap for Dermatitis

While many other soap products dry skin out, the deep cleansing therapy bar does the complete opposite. Impurities are easily removed from the skin thanks to the key ingredient in this product – Zander. This ingredient works to lift impurities, and no matter how dry or irritated your skin in, Zander will gently work to restore your skin to its natural ballance, while also helping to reduce the itching.

Soap for Dry Skin

Soap for dry skin can be highly effective, especially if it’s completely natural. While some soaps contain ingredients that can be unkind to the skin, the products available from Syrinx Za will work with your skin, not against it, meaning you could see an improvement in just a few weeks. However, due to there being different types of dermatitis, as well as everyone’s skin being different, you may need to combine other products with the deep cleansing therapy bar, in order to get the most out of it, and to see the results you want to see.

Many soaps do not contain glycerine, because it clogs up machinery during the manufacturing process. However, Syrinx Za Socap contain glycerine, as it’s 100% natural and hand made!

Find Out More about Soap for Dermatitis

Find out more about The Deep Cleansing Therapy Bar cold processed soap. It’s our best selling product, loved by all who use it.


Contact Dermatitis Treatment

Contact Dermatitis can be initiated either by an irritant such as some soaps and detergents, acid or alkaline materials solvents and chemicals. Or allergic reaction to almost anything you are prone to, IE Cats and Dogs and a host of other surfaces, animal and mineral.

The term Dermatitis covers a whole host of skin related problems and is derived from the Greek “Derma” which means “Skin” and “itis” which means “Inflammation”. Hence Dermatitis is often referred to as an inflammation of the skin.

Help is at hand for sufferers of Contact Dermatitis

According to Wikipedia, Irritant Contact Dermatitis accounts for around 80% of all cases of contact dermatitis and it’s more common than you think.

The Symptoms of Contact Dermatitis vary with the differing types of the condition and they range from rashes, redness, swelling of the skin, lesions, itching and even oozing of the skin, even scarring of the skin in severe cases.

Syrinx Za manufacture a range of natural skin care products suitable for treating the many types of Contact dermatitis.

Treatment for Contact Dermatitis

There are a great many reasons why people will be prone to Contact Dermatitis but school is out on whether or not there is a cure. However at the top of the Dermatitis sufferers shopping list should be our best selling Dermatitis Soap, aptly named the Deep Cleansing Therapy Bar.

We have three great products, each containing Zander and other natural ingredients and you can read more about them and dermatitis in general on our Dermatitis Cure section.

Oh, and if 59 seconds to spare please watch the video below.