The medical definition of eczema is a superficial dermatitis (skin inflammation) of unknown cause. Symptoms may include scaling, flaking, itching, weeping, crusting, thickening of the skin in the affected areas and changes to the colour of the skin. Since this is a multi-factor condition, a successful natural treatment programme will need to include anti-allergy supplements, soothing and antibacterial skin balms for the topical treatment of an outbreak. Since many sufferers have been found to be unable to digest the milk protein, casein, you may also need to support the digestive tract.
Silvery, scaly patches may appear anywhere on the body, but are most common on the scalp, ears, arms, legs, knees, elbows and back. The rash follows a pattern of periodic flare-ups followed by remission. It may or may not be itchy. This is commonly known as Psoriasis.
The products listed below are gentle formulations suitable for use by individuals, both children and adults, prone to eczema and other skin conditions.