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The stress can lead to many consequences for health and including, for the skin. The excessive fatigue, anxiety and tensions may have reflected on the skin, the largest organ of our body and to which we must pay attention. For example, the skin can suffer what is known as dermatitis, a condition that should not be underestimated. Let’s look more closely, how to recognize the most common signs of this dermatitis and deal with it.

dermatitis caused by stress

What is dermatitis?

Stress can affect the skin health in different ways, from the appearance of hives to hair loss, passing by the psoriasis itching, seborrheic dermatitis, acne, rosacea, urticaria and atopic dermatitis, among others. Why the stress may be behind many diseases of the skin, in appearance without relationship between itself?

There is no concrete answer, but the hypothesis suggests a relationship between the skin and the nervous system. That is, when the nervous system is affected by stress, the skin responds somehow. Although any area of the body can be affected, the fact is that the head, the face and genital area are most affected in case of dermatitis.

The symptoms that alert us of a reaction by stress are itching, redness, dryness of the skins, and when it affects the hair, the appearance of dandruff.

How to prevent dermatitis?

The prevention logically begins controlling the cause behind dermatitis, in this case stress. Anti-stress techniques (disciplines such as yoga, pilates or mindfulness, as well as music therapy) are a good alternative, to which must be added the practice of physical exercise and lead a healthy and balanced diet. Healthy habits are the best help to reinforce the physical and emotional well-being.

How to treat this disorder?

When part of the stress is manifested in the skin should consult a dermatologist to confirm the cause and apply the most appropriate treatment, depending on symptoms and own skin response, and most advisable to apply natural products, with soothing effect and hydrating (emollient creams), to reduce the inflammation in this part of the body. In some cases it may also be necessary to manage topical corticosteroids.