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 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.
For more on eczema, click here.
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.
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From: <name redacted for privacy>
Sent: 03 March 2021 16:32
Subject: Feedback on tested samples
Thank you for the samples which i recieved 3 weeks ago, I have tried them all on both my children and myself and was very pleased by the products…<content redacted as not relevant to SKLEER>. My favourite is the skleer skin blemish gel which worked wonders for my daughter she has a very stubborn skin problem, however i started seeing improvement in 4 days, my only issue is that I’m not sure where I can get the products <rest of email redacted as not relevant to SKLEER>.
From: B L <[Abbreviated for privacy]>
Sent: 04 December 2020 11:36
To: David Bennett
Subject: Re: Bennetts Samples feed back
Good morning David
Thank you so much for the samples. I love them. My child i suffering from eczema, the skleer gel is doing wonders. She doesn’t complain about itching skin anymore nw. I also had a rash on my neck due to the perfume that i was using, but nw i have nothing thanks to that gel. The bum cream is also the best. The only problem I have now is that i don’t know were can i buy that gel. Please advice coz i can’t live without it now
B L [Abbreviated for privacy]
Sent: 14 October 2020 08:47
Good morning David,
I hope this mail finds you well.
I would just like to let you know HOW AMAZING your Skleer Skin Blemish Gel is! I cannot believe how quickly it does its job and have been screaming it off of rooftops to anyone that would give me the time of day to listen.
I am pregnant and my skin has broken out all over my back, neck and chest with these little bumps. I tried everything, and then your sample pack arrived and I saw the Skin Blemish Gel – two applications and I was already seeing a difference!
Thank you thank you thank you![Name redacted for privacy]
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Ebay Feedback by teki6080 Mar 06, 2019
It is my ‘Miracle’ gel!
I don’t usually write reviews, but when I love a product as much as I love Skleer Gel I must gush! This really is a miracle skin care product. I am 62 years old and still was breaking out with ocassonal pimples. No more, thanks to Skleer Gel. It is a multi-use product. It also takes care of rashes, because I am prone to rashes. Plus a big age spot on my face is fading away! I will never be without Skleer Gel in my home. I am hooked for life!
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By Pablo on March 19, 2017
This is the only skin treatment product I have ever reviewed due to it’s remarkable effectiveness.
Used it on irritated, oily,dry,discolored areas, insect bites and much more. It has been effective on all, unlike most other treatments.
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I know you will be pleased.
Good afternoon. I just want to congratulate you on a wonderful product. I have never come across an item which a person can use for almost anything. I’m using Skleer for 6 months now and won’t change it for anything else. I tell all my friends about this wonderful product. It will definitely always be in my first aid cupboard. Keep up the good work.
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- Hayley – 3 November 10:47 – Hi. I live in the UK and have purchased this through eBay from Australia. It was the on,y thing that managed to get my perioral dermatitis under control and my skiing back to normal.
- Hayley – 3 November 10:47 – Can I purchase direct from you and post to UK?
- Hayley – 3 November 10:48 – *skin
- skleer – 3 November 10:49 – Hi Hayley. Very glad to hear of your good results.
- Hayley – 3 November 10:49 – It’s amazing stuff
- skleer – 3 November 10:51 – Excellent to hear that. Do you have a paypal account?
- Hayley – 3 November 10:51 – Yes I do
- skleer – 3 November 10:52 – If you email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, we can invoice you direct and send you what you need
- skleer – 3 November 10:52 – Just tell us what you want, and we will send it to you and invoice you through Paypal
- skleer – 3 November 10:54 – Does that work?
- Hayley – 3 November 10:55 – Yeah that’s absolutely fine!. Thanks so much for your assistance. I really appreciate it
- skleer – 3 November 10:56 – Thank you!! Our pleasure
- Hayley – 3 November 10:56 – I’ll do it now as I’m on the last bit of my tube and I don’t want to run out
- skleer – 3 November 10:57 – Great. Thank you so much!
- Hayley – 3 November 10:57 – Thanks have a good day
- skleer – 3 November 11:00 – Thank you, you too!
I was advised to contact you via your live chat. I’d like to place an order for six tubes of gel please.
Email address: [PRIVATE] I am so impressed with this product. I really was at my wits end with a terrible bout of perioral dermatitis that I’d had for 6 months plus. I’d tried everything, but this worked and the fact that it’s a natural product is fantastic. Thank you so much, I don’t know what I’d have done if I hadn’t unearthed this in my research. Once you invoice me I’ll forward payment.
I was given a sample of skleer by a friend. My 4 month old baby has eczema on his face and I tried it and almost immediately I could see a difference.
R.S. South Africa
On a personal note, I LOVE the cream I have been using the sample on my leg for bad eczema and overnight the redness and itchiness has gone. Fabulous.
Best of health,
Tamar Bhandarkar, N.D., B.H.Sc (Comp Med)
Technical, Regulatory and New Products Innovation Manager
Global By Nature Pty Ltd
January 5 – Johannesburg, South Africa
I have just bought a tube of Skleer as I have some serious issues with my skin. I am so hopeful that THIS will be the answer. I took a before photo….now let us hope I will be able to report back soon, as so many others have, that its a miracle in a tube. :)Skleer Hi Margie, just wanted to follow up and find out how things were going
Commented on – February 7 at 4:54pm
Margie Cameron Bauer I am utterly amazed! Have bought my second tube and I am still applying it every day. My friends and family have already commented on how much better my face (and particularly a nasty red spot on my neck) is looking. I am a fan for life!! Thank you Skleer!
Commented on – 5 mins
Skleer Fantastic news and very glad to hear that Margie! Thank you for trying and now using Skleer.
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This was a correspondence we had on facebook:
S.R. May 12, 2014 9:55am
I have a 4 month old little boy, and he has quite bad eczema on his legs, back and stomach, I’ve tried everything and nothing works! Does skleer work for eczema? And do you have any samples I would be able to try on him as I’m not sure what will work! And if it does work, then I would be able to use it on him!
Skleer May 12, 2014 11:45am
Hi S[name removed], yes it does work for eczema, I have attached a picture of a before and after of a little girl in Australia who used it a couple of weeks ago. If you look on our testimonial page, you can see the reference to it, I think at the moment it’s the third testimonial down: https://www.skleer.com/southafrica/html/testimonials.html, thank you very much for your interest in SKLEER, regarding where you can get samples or buy SKLEER in your area, please send your telephone number and email to email@example.com, we will have someone call you directly. You can also contact Morris Bennett or Angie Van Staden with Bennetts, as they can help you with that. Morris Bennett number is 083 630 6697, and Angie Van Staden +27 11 608 3733. Morris’s email is firstname.lastname@example.org and Angie’s is email@example.com.
If you want to buy online, SKLEER is also now being sold online in South Africa at Takealot.com, for a very low price of R58, plus R35 shipping, we are not sure how long this price will last. They deliver right to your door in 1-2 days for this price.
S.R. May 12, 2014 12:09pm
Thank you so much for the quick reply! Is it safe to use on all ages?I will send an email because I’m willing to give anything a try to try and help him! Thanks again
Skleer May 12, 2014 1:34pm
Others have used it at that age and younger on their kids, but at such a young age, our company policy is we would recommend only putting anything on your kid’s skin under doctor supervision
Skleer Feb 7th, 4:52pm
Hi S[name removed], I hope you are well. Just wanted to follow up how things went with your little boy
S.R. Feb 9th, 4:48am
Things are great! Skleer really helped him and worked so well! Thanks again
See the 2 email correspondences below to explain the before and after pictures.
(Click on the picture to see a larger version)
NOTE: Look closely to see how much redder and swollen the back is in the before picture.
From: Sherriann Roux
Sent: 10 June 2014 07:51 AM
To: Angie van Staden
Subject: Before Photo
Here is the before photo, You can see how red and irritated his skin was. The roughness has even gone away and his skin is smooth now!
From: Sherriann Roux
Sent: 10 June 2014 07:48 AM
To: Angie van Staden
Subject: After Photo
Please find attached the after photo of my son, please if you do use the photo can you crop it so you do not see his bum!
I will sent the before one to you now.
His eczema keeps on looking better and better the more we use Skleer!
TUCKERS PHARMACY (SUNNINGHILL)
Worked brilliantly. Siphiwe’s (pharmacist) daughter suffers with eczema – usually takes 2 days to clear with the help of Skleer.
When her daughter scratches herself while playing, she asks mommy for her medicine, ie. Skleer :).
Majority feedback from customers relates to spots and pimples – very positive.
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Audio of above
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Riverside Pharmacy Sales Assistants talk about SKLEER
Audio Testimonials from Bridget at Watertower Pharmacy
I have personally used the product, and found Skleer to be effective in relieving dry and itchy skin.
My husband had some sort of rash which looked a bit like ringworm. He applied Skleer daily and within 3 days the rash disappeared.
This is a wonderful product and I love the fact that it is all natural ingredients.
Thanks so much
Testimonial from the Weleda Bryanston outlet – pregnant lady was suffering with heat rash under her breast area which was alleviated by Skleer.
Bennett’s Gauteng Representative
Pharmacies within the Sunninghill area are receiving positive feedback – one customer in particular is looking for a Skleer hamper.
Siphiwe (pharmacist) has used Skleer on her 3yr old daughter for cuts and grazes as well as dry skin between her fingers and has seen positive results.
Siphiwe herself has noticed an improvement with the lightening of dark spots.
Many customers are noticing results regarding acne conditions in particular.
Pharmacies within the Morningside and Gallo Manor area’s: ladies working behind the OTC counter have received feedback regarding acne conditions having improved. The one assistant tried it herself and said: it works (acne related).
Bryanston area: results of pigmentation, acne, dry/flaky skin improvement and clearing of a facial rash.
A gentleman used the same shaver on his head as his son without washing the blade (his son has ringworm)…Weleda Bryanston gave him a sample of Skleer to alleviate the dad’s symptoms of what seemed to be the start of ringworm as well – the father was amazed at the results and returned to buy a 30 ml tube for his son.
Have a lovely weekend.
Bennett’s Gauteng Representative
Agnes made mention of two customers in particular who used Skleer – firstly a mom who took a sample for her teenage son’s acne which cleared and secondly an elderly gentleman’s problematic eczema in the creases of his inner arm and behind the knees was relieved.
Have a lovely day!
Bennett’s Gauteng Representative
Related: Contact Dermatitis, Seborrheic Dermatitis, Atopic Dermatitis, Eczema, Dyshidrotic Eczema