Dermatitis Treatment


Dermatitis is the inflammation of the skin.

Water Treatments

  1. Starch bath, once a day.
  2. Use dry starch or gawgaw as powder if the skin is itchy and dry at night.
  3. Don’t use soap when taking a bath: take a starch bath instead. Don’t rub skin with towel to dry skin.
  4. Don’t scratch skin when itchy.

Herbal Medications

  1. Comfrey leaves (Scientific name: Symphytum officinale L.; English: Comfrey)
    • Crush leaves and extract the juice. Apply the juice on the affected skin, 3 times a day.
  2. Balete bark (scientific name: Ficus stipulosa Miq. Linn.)
    • Boil one cup of chopped bark in 1/2 gallon of water for 10 minutes. Wash area with this decoction, 2 times a day. This may be done instead of the starch bath.
  3. Kalatsutsi leaves (Scientific name: Plumeria acuminata Ait; English: Frangipani, Temple power, Graveyard flower)
    • Get the sap from the trunk and mix with a few drops of oil. Apply directly on the affected skin.
  4. Kakawate leaves (Scientific name: Gliridia sepium (Jacg.) Steud)
    • Crush 10 leave and extract the juice. Apply the juice on the itchy skin but do not rub. Apply as often as necessary for itchiness.

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One thought on “Dermatitis Treatment

  1. marjelyn

    can you please send me related literatures regarding the use of kakawate leaves as treatment for boils or its antibacterial or antiviral properties for i’m having a scientific study regarding its potential. thank you, you have a nice output regarding kakawate

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