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Eczema / Dermatitis

Sutherlandia gel is extremely effective in the treament of eczema Photo of an individual suffering from eczema around the elbow. This is a fairly severe case: most eczema sufferers fortunately have much smaller and less obvious afflictions.

What is it?

Eczema (also known as dermatitis) is a group of skin disorders which result in dry, reddish skin which can be irritable. In most cases, eczema is little more than a visually unpleasant illness covering only a small part of the body, but in some severe cases, it can lead to painfully sore skin covering large areas of the body. Eczema inflammation can resemble severe abrasions or burns.

To some individuals, it may appear to be contagious disease, this is not the case. It is not possible to catch eczema by contact with an individual with the ailment.

How much of a problem is it?
In some cases, eczema is barely noticeable, being little more than a skin discoloration on a small and isolated part of the body. In extreme cases, it can be a painful affliction, making certain movements by the suffer uncomfortable and can even cause bleeding.

Eczema is quite common: it is estimated that about 20% of school age children in Western nations suffer from at least mild eczema, the figure dropping to about 8% for the adult population.

How is eczema caused?
The causes of eczema are varied and still not well understood. In some cases it is genetic, known as atopic eczema - this is closely connected with asthma and hay-fever. In other cases, it is caused by certain irritants, such as certain detergents and chemicals, and in some cases various metals, most notably nickel. It is also suspected that stress can aggravate eczema.

In older individuals, circulatory problems can sometimes make an individual more prone to eczema.

How can Sutherlandia.Com help?
Sutherlandia Frutescens Gel can help some individuals with eczema, but sadly, not all. Please note that whilst there is some minor anecdotal evidence that Sutherlandia Frutescens Tablets taken orally can assist in treating eczema, the results have been exceedingly haphazard and as such, the tablets are unlikely to have any positive benefits for the vast majority of people with eczema.

Sutherlandia Frutescens Gel

Sutherlandia Frutescens Gel contains the compound L-Canavanine, which is patented as an anti-inflammation agent. More details on this compound can be found here.

The Gel is also very effective in treating abrasions, minor burns and bites caused by insects.

Sutherlandia Frutescens MUST NOT used by pregnant or breast feeding women. To order Sutherlandia Frutescens Gel, click here.

Of Interest
The UK Eczema society runs a good website that explains many things about eczema. Click here to visit.


The National Eczema Society's site here provides good information on living with eczema.


The American Academy of Dermatology's website contains some excellent information on various skin ailments including eczema. Click here for access to the public site.


A very good website that not only provides good information on eczema but allows individuals to network and share their experiences in living with the condition. Please click here.


A strange outbreak of skin irritations strikes some US schools. No cause has been identified. Click here for the CNN story.


A link has been discovered between peanut allergies and eczema in children. Click here for the BBC story.


An unusual report from the New Scientist that states how mothers to be can reduce the chances of their children developing asthma and eczema by ingesting a certain type of bacteria. The full story can be found here.


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