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Dermatitis & Eczema

There are different types of dermatitis and people often describe their dermatitis as eczema, as they are comparable terms.  Often in these situations, the skin is inflamed possibly as a result of something coming into contact with the skin that has caused an allergic response or has caused irritation.

Irritant dermatitis


Irritant dermatitis occurs when single or repeated contact with a substance has caused irritation to the skin. As such irritant dermatitis is damage caused to the skin by a chemical reaction.  This can be painful, the skin can feel like it is burning or stinging, the skin is inflamed and there may be a number of stages that the skin goes through. With irritant dermatitis the skin can blister or it could weep at later stages.

If the skin does go through the process of weeping, eventually dry scabs will form and scale. Once the skin heals itself the skin may be red for some time. Repeated exposure to the irritant can damage the skin long term.

Allergic contact dermatitis


In the case of allergic contact dermatitis, a substance the skin has come into contact with has produced an immune response.  The symptoms of allergic contact dermatitis are very similar to the ones caused by irritant contact dermatitis, which makes it hard to diagnose allergic contact dermatitis.

The first sign of allergic contact dermatitis is the presence of the rash or skin lesion at the site of exposure. Depending on the type of allergen causing it, the skin rash can ooze, drain or crust and it can become raw or scaled. Also, it is possible that the skin lesion does not take the form of a rash but it may include blisters or even a simple red area. The main difference between the rash caused by allergic contact dermatitis and the one caused by irritant contact dermatitis is that the first one tends to be confined to the area where the trigger touched the skin, whereas in the second case, the rash is more likely to be more widespread on the skin.

Another characteristic of the allergic contact dermatitis rash is that it usually appears a day or two after exposure to the allergen, unlike irritant contact dermatitis that appears immediately after the contact with the trigger.

Other symptoms may include itching, skin redness or inflammation, localized swelling and the area may become tender. If left untreated, the skin may darken and become leathery or crack and it can be painful.


The challenge in treating both allergic contact dermatitis and irritant dermatitis is that it is sometimes hard to identify the allergen or irritant.  If it is possible to identify then obviously removal of the allergen/irritant is necessary or the avoidance of contact, and then treat the skin. It may be necessary to organise patch testing to help determine the allergen.

In both cases there is nearly always itching of the skin and inflammation. It is important to provide skin relief and to break the itch-scratch cycle. However, always treat an inflamed skin with a gentle product, as natural as possible to soothe the inflammation, rather than a strong chemical based product which in itself could cause a reaction. It is better to under-treat the skin than to over-treat it.

Also, it’s important to avoid all cosmetics, cleansers, lotions and body oils that contain Lanolin.



With eczema and dermatitis the primary objective is to relieve itching and reduce inflammation. SKLEER All in One Skin Corrective contains Eucalyptus Oil, a well-known anti-inflammatory that is perfect for itchy or inflamed skin.  The combination of essential oils in SKLEER: Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Caraway, Cinnamon and Cardamom work synergistically. The proprietary gel formula takes the potent essential oils deep into the skin to optimise healing.  The therapeutic power of SKLEER lies in the fact that the gel takes the natural ingredients to the lower levels of the skin for enhanced penetration and effectiveness.

For itchy skin, the oil of eucalyptus is both anti-inflammatory and a natural antiseptic, it is also a highly effective soothing agent for the skin.  Caraway oil neutralises the effects of histamine and as such can be very helpful in dissolving skin rashes.  The SKLEER All in One Skin Corrective gel forms a protective layer on the skin to help lock moisture in and hence creates a perfect environment for healing.

SKLEER contains no parabens, no harmful preservatives, no lanolin, no hydroquinone, no corticosteroids and is not tested on animals.  The all natural formula is ideal for even the most sensitive of skins, all age groups and is suitable for babies and toddlers. Thanks to the unique patent pending formulation SKLEER All in One Skin Corrective is non-greasy.

For itchy and inflamed skin apply to the affected area 3 times a day.

We have many testimonials from customers who have experienced dermatitis and found relief from a variety of itchy skin conditions. Our customers have found that SKLEER All in One Skin Corrective not only gives relief to the itch but it calms the skin and reduces the redness in many cases quickly dissolving rashes.


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No Lanolin
No Hydroquinone
No Corticosteroids
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SKLEER must be kept cool (room temperature at 25 degrees celcius) and away from the sun.

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