Dermatitis is a general terms to describe a number of conditions that cause inflammation of the skin. It is not contagious and causes no harm to the body but can make those that suffer from it self-conscious and mostly uncomfortable due to the itching and swelling on the skin.
Dermatitis can be classified into many different types, some including, atopic dermatitis (eczema), seborrheic dermatitis (chronic dandruff or cradle cap), contact dermatitis, and dyshidrotic dermatitis. Most of these types of dermatitis have unknown causes, but contact dermatitis is caused when the skin comes into contact with allergens or irritants that trigger symptoms, such as detergents, cosmetics, and poison oak. Dermatitis can also be genetic and affects most women. Other causes can be attributed to prolonged exposure to environmental irritants and warmer climates.
Symptoms of dermatitis are often dry, itchy skin, rashes, red bumps, fluid-filled blisters, crusting, scaling, and hardening or thickening of the skin. Some blistering can be painful and can show up anywhere on the body. Treatment for dermatitis can range from traditional medicine such as allergy medications, topical steroid creams, and phototherapy to alternative medicine such as acupuncture and massage.
During a salt therapy session, the microscopic salt particles land on the skin and are absorbed into the epidermis. The salt acts as a natural exfoliant and sheds any dry skin on the body, which stimulates cell generation, producing new skin. Due to its anti-bacterial properties, the salt also kills any bacteria that may be in the skin that causes the skin to be irritated. Halotherapy (salt therapy) sessions are beneficial to those who have any form of dermatitis as salt contains anti-inflammatory properties as well, which reduces swelling of the skin and provides comfort from the itching and inflammation.
Sea Salt Therapy recommends a series of sessions for noticeable results for those who have been diagnosed with dermatitis. It is safe for children and adults and can provide much-needed relief.
It is important to note that Salt Therapy is a natural supplemental way to help alleviate symptoms but does not cure any condition or disease.