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4. Neem Oil
Sometimes called Indian lilac, neem oil is another way to treat dermatitis. It can restore health to your skin and protect it from infection. You can add 20 drops of neem oil to your bath and soak in it for 20 to 30 minutes each day until you get relief.
Alternately, you can mix one tablespoon of sesame oil, one tablespoon of ground neem leaves, and one tablespoon of turmeric power and apply this to the affected area. Allow this mixture to do its work, then rinse off. Repeat this daily until you get relief.
5. When Oils Don’t Work
Although many people get relief from the oils listed above, they don’t work for everyone. In that case, try vegetable glycerin. Don’t confuse this with regular glycerin, which is made from animal fats. Vegetable glycerin is found in things like palm oil or coconut oil. Buy food grade vegetable glycerin, which should be 99.7 percent pure. This type of glycerin can restore moisture to your itchy, inflamed skin because it is a humectant, which means that it draws water to it, so it can seal in moisture. Mix equal parts of vegetable glycerin and water in a spray bottle. Shake well and spritz on the affected skin areas as often as needed for relief.
6. Slippery Elm
This is a very beneficial herb due to its high mucilage level, which encourages healing and moisturizes the skin. Wash, then gently grind or mash a few slippery elm leaves until you have a paste. Apply it to the affected area and leave it on the skin until it dries. Rinse off. Do this at least twice each day until you see improvement.
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