So you want to treat the itchy rashes on your skin with tea tree oil contact dermatitis treatment salves. Those red, itchy, bumpy patches on your skin are so hard to ignore! You’ve come to the right place if you’re looking to treat contact dermatitis because we have the right solutions for you!
Let’s delve into the world of contact dermatitis and learn the ways to treat its uncomfortable symptoms. As we navigate through the details of contact dermatitis, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of this skin condition. So, get ready to embark on a journey to conquer your unseen enemy!
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Contact dermatitis: What you need to know
Contact dermatitis is a skin reaction that occurs when your skin comes into contact with an irritant or allergen. This seemingly invisible enemy doesn’t discriminate, and it can be triggered by a wide range of everyday items. There are two types of contact dermatitis: allergic contact dermatitis and irritant contact dermatitis.
Allergic contact dermatitis occurs when the skin comes into contact with a substance that a person is allergic to. Common allergens include metal (e.g. nickel), fragrances, plants, cosmetics, chemicals, and medications. The allergic reaction results to symptoms like itchy skin and rashes.
Meanwhile, irritant contact dermatitis happens when the skin responds to an irritating substance. This can be household cleaning products, body fluids, plants (e.g. poison ivy), solvents, detergents, and many more. This makes hairstylists, construction workers, janitors, florists, and artists at risk of this skin problem.
These types of contact dermatitis have similar symptoms, but also have some differences that we’ll talk about later. It’s also important to note that not all types of contact dermatitis are caused by chemicals or allergens in the product itself. It can also be caused by the reaction of sunlight to a product you applied to your skin (photosensitive dermatitis).
Symptoms of Contact Dermatitis
Contact dermatitis typically presents as redness, itching, and swelling of the affected area, but it can also show other symptoms. The allergic type also shows with dry skin that can be scaly or flaky, oozing blisters, and leathery or darkened skin. Allergic contact dermatitis can also feel extremely itchy and may burn, and it can also be sensitive to sunlight. These symptoms show after a few hours of days of exposure and resolves in a week or more.
Irritant contact dermatitis, on the other hand, can cause cracking extremely dry skin, swelling, blisters and ulcers, and crusting open sores. The extreme dryness can also lead to your skin feeling tight. These symptoms show within minutes of exposure to the irritant and lasts up to 4 weeks.
These symptoms are due to the skin’s reaction caused by direct contact with irritants or allergens. When your skin touches these foreign substances, your body responds by trying to remove it from the area. This causes redness, swelling and sometimes blisters on the affected area.
How to treat contact dermatitis symptoms
You want to get rid of the symptoms as soon as possible because you can’t focus on your work—you can’t even sleep! Usually, those who suffer from the symptoms take antihistamines or apply corticosteroid creams (e.g. hydrocortisone cream) to reduce the inflammation.
Antihistamine and corticosteroid drugs effectively causes itching and swelling to subside. However, we know antihistamines cause drowsiness and corticosteroids weakens the immune system and delays healing. So, what other solutions can help?
Treat symptoms with CANhaveTODAY’s tea tree oil contact dermatitis salves
If you want a topical treatment for your contact dermatitis symptoms, we got you covered. CANhaveTODAY’s Waters Mist, Soothing Juggernaut, and Healing Legends are formulated with anti-inflammatory essential oils and, including tea tree oil. This essential oil is scientifically proven to be effective against contact dermatitis, reducing reactions to test irritants (Wallengren, 2011). But what are the differences between these salves?
Waters Mist is a soothing salve made with a high concentration of tea tree oil, lemongrass essential oil, and cinnamon essential oil. This combination makes it a strong fighter against bacteria, inflammation, itchiness and swelling. This salve even helps accelerate healing of skin damage!
Waters Mist has the highest tea tree oil content among all CANhaveTODAY products. This means you can take advantage of its stronger natural antiseptic property, which means it inhibits the growth of microbes like bacteria and fungi (Orchard & van Vuuren, 2017; Nenoff et al., 1996). It also has anti-inflammatory actions on your rashes and ulcers (Chin & Cordell, 2013).
Aside from tea tree oil, the essential oils from lemongrass and cinnamon also have excellent antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties (Naik et al., 2010, Unlu et al., 2010). They can also help your skin heal faster and protect it from damage and aging (Julianti et al., 2017; Mathew & Abraham, 2006; Abe et al., 2017, Kamath et al., 2003)! So, if you want to get rid of itchiness and blisters, then try Waters Mist! See the table at the bottom to learn more about this salve.
The soothing salve Soothing Juggernaut is a mix of frankincense, arnica, cypress, and tea tree essential oils, which are all excellent in battling inflammation, itching, and swelling. Avoid fungal infections on your scratched rashes using this Juggernaut! It can also give your skin the moisture it needs and protect it from hyperpigmentation.
Soothing Juggernaut is excellent in healing blisters. Its combination of essential oils can make your skin irritation, redness, and cracks go away! Arnica, frankincense, and cypress essential oils are potent against inflammation and pain (Iannitti et al., 2016, Al-Yasiry & Kiczorowska, 2016, Aazza et al., 2014).
These essential oils are also powerful against microbes like bacteria and fungi (Koo et al., 2000, Orchard & van Vuuren, 2017, Izzo et al, 1995). Moreover, they help speed up the healing process (Iannitti et al., 2016, Alraddadi & Shin, 2022, Orchard & van Vuuren, 2017). Want to learn about Soothing Juggernaut? See the table at the bottom to find out more amazing things about this salve.
CANhaveTODAY’s Healing Legends salve is formulated with frankincense, myrrh, bergamot, and tea tree essential oils. With a calming and cooling effect, Healing Legends is unparalleled when it comes to healing skin damage (Alraddadi & Shin, 2022, Gebrehiwot, 2015, Perna et al., 2019). With strong anti-inflammatory properties, your skin’s itchiness and swelling will decrease almost instantly after application (Al-Yasiry & Kiczorowska, 2016, Shalaby & Hammouda, 2014, Karaca et al., 2007)!
Healing Legends is a great salve for treating the cracked, red skin and blisters of contact dermatitis. The very potent synergistic moisturizing effects of its main ingredients help soothe, restore, and soften that comes with this skin condition (Togni et al., 2022, Anderson et al., 2000, Alesci et al., 2022). If these symptoms are troubling you, go for Healing Legends! Check out the table below and find out how this salve can benefit your skin.
The potential of CANhaveTODAY’s salves is much more when combined. Mixing them together will create a more powerful, flexible, and effective salve that can solve all your contact dermatitis problems at once! For example, combining Healing Legends and Waters Mist is excellent in solving intense itch, swelling, and scales. Try mixing these salves for maximum relief!
Contact dermatitis is typically caused by either an irritant or an allergen. Irritants are common and can include detergents, bleach, wool, and synthetic fabrics. Allergens might include poison ivy, nickel, cosmetics, latex, and certain preservatives.
While anyone can develop contact dermatitis, those with a history of allergies or eczema are at a higher risk. People with jobs involving frequent exposure to irritants such as healthcare workers, hairdressers, construction workers, cleaners, and chefs are also more prone to this condition.
Treatment may involve topical corticosteroids and oral antihistamines to control itching and inflammation. If you want to relieve its symptoms, you may also use some topical anti-inflammatory skin care products.