A Little Red? – Advice on Riding out Your Dermatitis
Dermatitis is an all too common skin ailment and it is extremely unpleasant for those afflicted by it. One of the many ways to treat this annoying disease is with topical skin creams. Unfortunately, if you’re looking to purchase dermatitis cream over the counter (OTC), the options aren’t great.
What are we to do?
In this article, I’m going to address the most common reason OTC options come up short, and suggest an alternative path.
The Big Bad Wolf
The omnipresent evil in a majority of the dermatitis cream over the counter is the dreaded corticosteroid.
What are corticosteroids?
To quickly borrow a definition from Wikipedia, corticosteroids are “a class of steroid hormones that are produced in the adrenal cortex of vertebrates, as well as the synthetic analogues of these hormones.”
Wow! I bet you’re shaking with just how clear and helpful that definition was. Truly revolutionary. Now that we’ve stuffed our mouths full of science jargon, let’s break it down:
For starters, these corticosteroids are produced naturally in our adrenal gland. This is largely irrelevant to us. The ones that our brain hath bequeathed to us from on high are not a problem whatsoever. In fact, even the synthetic variant can be helpful when it’s used to treat deficiencies in a person’s natural production.
So…. why are they evil, exactly?
My dear reader, I couldn’t have written a better question myself! I must admit, I was probably being a little hyperbolic when I chose to literally demonize corticosteroids. However, they can have some pretty harmful effects:
They will really weaken the skin in long term use. What your epidermis thrives on, what keeps that outer layer of defense so shiny and wonderful, is proper hydration.
What’s the problem?
Corticosteroids fail to lock in the much needed moisture, even drying out the skin. Skin cells that aren’t filled with water won’t be as plump and this will leave cracks in your skin, cracks that can be exploited by bacteria. This can lead to infection.
It gets worse:
Long-term use can also lead to “TSA” or “topical steroid addiction.” This is the unfortunate result of dermatitis becoming resistant to the corticosteroids. It will spread with greater ferocity across the body and require even more and stronger doses of the corticosteroids to achieve the same results.
Can you say ‘vicious cycle’?
It also begs the question: how long before it stops working altogether?
Over The River and Through The Woods
You’re probably thinking to yourself: well… just because the dermatitis cream I’d buy over the counter could be a terrible double edged sword, doesn’t magically make the dermatitis go away!
Sad, but true. While I’m not offering you any magical spells to cure you today, I can certainly offer you the next best thing.
Puriya has created a compelling dermatitis cream over the counter formula that pulls its best stuff right from nature. It employs age old treatments that have stood the test of time and mixes them with the amazing scientific progress we have made when it comes to producing even more intense and beneficial concentrations of nature’s goodness.
The result is a cream that hydrates, nourishes, and repairs your skin. No longer must you serve at the beck and call of your dermatitis’ itch. Set yourself free from purchasing dermatitis cream over the counter.
Experience nature’s magic with Puriya!