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Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsSkin Conditions · 1 decade ago

Does anyone have any suggestion or remadies for dermatitis which is non steriod and non quarterzone?

Any ideas for dermatitis treatments on hands, groin, chest and legs. It is very itchy and very red. Currently been using a dermatitis soap. Unfortunatly due tom server allergies to steriods and quarterzone these cannot be used. Anyone have any other treatments to help get it under wraps.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    I know my friend had a mild case of dermatitis on the edges of her face, and i also was believed to have dematitis which turned out to be a infection [so not much of help]

    But when my friend and i had in her case dermatitis we were told to use Cetaphil, which I know is a Cleansing Product. It is perfect for sensitive skin, and a believe it does not contain steriod or quaterzone.

    Here is the indgredient list;

    Ingredients: Purified Water, PEG-200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate (and) PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Acrylates/Steareth-20 Methacrylate Copolymer, Glycerin, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Butylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Masking Fragrance, Panthenol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben.

    Although, this may not be strong enough for a severe case of dermatitis, i know it worked for my friend [Wash face with it morning and night until it clears up].

    As for me, now i keep it at hand for make-up removal ;). Extra handy for that time you accidently miss with your eyeliner and draw a huge line down your face >.>.

    I don't know whether Cetaphil is available internationally, but i live in australia so yeah...

  • 1 decade ago

    I believe that you may have a condition called Hidradenitis Supprativa. It is a condition of re-occurring boils/ cysts/abscesses , that are often misdiagnosed as ingrown hairs, herpes, being unclean and folliculitis. This is a newly diagnosed skin condition , but there is a lot of info out there.

    Here is a link :

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hidradeniti...

    If this sounds like it might be you, READ it, PRINT it out, and TAKE it to your DOC.

    Its better to try to start treatment soon, it can spread over the body if left untreated. These boils can become quite large and painful. Sometimes even lasting for weeks or months , do not attempt to POP them they can then tunnel under your skin and spread all over the body. Most common areas are armpits, groin, binkni line, inner legs, and intimate places and basically anywhere that sweats and rub against clothing. Stress is a big inducer.

    There is some support groups at MSN

    (http://groups.msn.com/HidradenitisSuppor...

    and yahoo, and I am open for questions!

    I have had this for 8 years, I was misdiagnosed for a LONG time, It was very embarrassing, painful and scary. I am just trying to help out so you don’t have to wait as long as I did.

  • 1 decade ago

    lac hydrin lotion or cream......it might also say ammonium lactic acid on the label......stings when you put it on but if you put it on, on a regular basis, it works and keeps you clear of the dermatitis

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