Monday, December 14, 2015

Mesostherapy for Chronic Dermatitis

Dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin that produces itching, scaling, flaking, thickening of the flesh and sometimes it also color changes to the skin. This is a condition that can be treated by mesotherapy, with anti-inflammatory agents and nutrients injected just below the affected areas.  Mesotherapy works best on chronic, rather than acute cases of dermatitis because acute cases tend to resolve on their own within hours or a few days.

Contact Dermatitis

Symptoms of Dermatitis 

General symptoms of dermatitis are itching, skin redness, skin tenderness, localized swelling, warmth in the afflicted area and skin lesions or a rash.  The rash may weep pus or seem to sweat fluids. Blisters can also occur in severe cases.

What Causes Dermatitis

The symptoms of dermatitis may vary according to the causes of the condition –

Atopic dermatitis is a 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. Often other family members have history of allergies or asthma when this occurs. It is also known as eczema and is easily treated by mesotherapy.

Nummular dermatitis is a chronic condition in which round coin shaped lesions appear on the limbs. It is associated with dry skin and also an allergy to nickel. Mesotherapy can help with the flaking and scarring associated with this condition.

Dermatitis herptifromis is a very itchy type of dermatitis  that is triggered by the consumption of dairy or wheat products in individuals who have intolerance to gluten or lactose. Blisters that crust over and ooze distinguish this type of dermatitis. People who are allergic to gluten may also have this ty

Seborrhea is a form of dermatitis that most commonly affects the scalp and it is also known as dandruff.

Chemicals used in bubble bath, laundry detergents, perfumes and cosmetics can cause dermatitis  or aggravate an existing case. Other causes are rubber, medicated ointments, adhesives, solvents, nail polish remover, preservatives in contact lens solutions, plants such as poison ivy and allergies to metal or metal alloys such as nickel, silver and gold.

Some types of aerosols such as bug spray can also cause contact dermatitis.

Treatment of Dermatitis

If the dermatitis is caused by an immediate known allergen or poison then your patient should be told to immediately and thoroughly washing the skin to remove any trace of irritants. Further exposure to known irritants or allergens should be avoided.

Regular MD’s will give a patient with long-term inflammation a cortiscoseoid medication to help treat this condition but often these make the condition worse as a side effect of a corticoseoid can be additional inflamaation.  Mesotherapy can offer a progressive, long term solution towards helping the skin heal itself and develop a resistance towards the provocation.

Symptoms can linger after a mesotherapy treatment with mesotherapy in which case Calamine and soaks in a tub with Baking Soda may tide the client or patient over until the next treatment.

Contact dermatitis usually clears up without complications within 2 or 3 weeks but may recur if the agent triggering it cannot be identified.

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