Eczema is an inflammation of the skin, usually causing itching and sometimes accompanied by crusting, scaling or blisters. It is very common affecting nearly a third of Australians during some stage of their life. The condition is most common in people with a family history of an atopic disorder, including asthma or hay fever.
Atopic eczema is the most common form of the disease among Australians. The skin becomes red, dry, itchy and scaly, and in severe cases, may weep, bleed and crust over, causing the sufferer much discomfort. Sometimes the skin may become infected.
People with Eczema are usually diagnosed with it when they are babies or young children. Eczema symptoms often become less severe as children grow into adults. For some people, Eczema continues into adulthood. Less often, it can start in adulthood. The rash of Eczema is different for each person. It may even look different or affect different parts of your body from time to time. Generally, people with Eczema suffer from dry, sensitive skin.
For Eczema relief, medical practitioners will often prescribe an anti-inflammatory cortisone (steroid) ointment which is very effective, but is generally recommended for short term use. All Pure Jali Organic products contain our signature botanical Jali, which is a natural anti-inflammatory and antiseptic based on the healing benefits of the Eucalyptus leaf. As this is a natural anti-inflammatory you can use all Pure Jali creams and lotions continuously and whenever the skin becomes itchy or dry.