Published: February 23, 2015

    Avoid Dermatitis and Other Skin Conditions with a Shower Filter

    Dermatitis is skin inflammation that results in an itchy red rash. The skin is swollen, and may blister, crust over, flake off, or ooze. It’s not usually a dangerous condition, although scratching the itchy skin can cause serious infections. Nor is the condition contagious, although people tend to act as if it is. Dermatitis is, however, very uncomfortable and can make people feel self-conscious. Fortunately, it’s a treatable condition that can often be avoided.

    Types of Dermatitis
    Dermatitis is a broad term describing three conditions with similar symptoms. Atopic dermatitis, or eczema, is caused by a number of factors, including dry skin, a genetic predisposition for the condition, immune system diseases, opportunistic skin bacteria, and environmental conditions.

    In contrast, contact dermatitis develops in reaction to an irritant or allergen. Poison ivy is a well-known cause of contact dermatitis, but allergies to nickel, chemicals, perfumes, and medication can also result in red, itchy rashes.

    Seborrheic dermatitis, the third member of this nasty little trio, is caused by yeast infections, which affect the skin’s oil secretions, and is often seasonal in nature.

    Water Supplies and Dermatitis
    Chemically treated water is often the cause of dry skin and dermatitis. If you are sensitive to chlorine, chloramines, or other chemicals commonly used in municipal water treatment, you may be exposing your skin to potential irritants or allergens every time you bathe. A Pelican shower filter can provide relief from the itchiness and embarrassment of contact dermatitis by filtering these chemicals out of the water before they can reach your skin.

    The Pelican shower filter uses a 3-stage filter that specifically targets certain chemicals during each stage. In stage one, copper and zinc oxidation media filter chlorine and other contaminants. Steam-activated GAC Carbon media are designed to filter chloramines and synthetic chemicals as well as unpleasant odors in stage two. And finally, in stage three, Far-Infrared volcanic media reduce surface tension in the water, which allows for better hydration of hair and skin.

    If you’ve been searching high and low for a solution to dermatitis, the culprit may be in your water. A Pelican water filter can help you get on the road to healthier, softer skin today!