Alternative medicine

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Many alternative therapies, including those listed below, have helped some people manage their dermatitis. But evidence for their effectiveness isn't conclusive.

  • Dietary supplements, such as vitamin D and probiotics, for atopic dermatitis
  • Rice bran broth (applied to the skin) for atopic dermatitis
  • Tea tree oil, either alone or added to your shampoo, for seborrheic dermatitis
  • Fish oil supplements for seborrheic dermatitis
  • Aloe vera for seborrheic dermatitis

If you're considering dietary supplements or other alternative therapies, talk with your doctor about their pros and cons.

Jan. 02, 2015