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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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