Phyto Nova Sutherlandia Topical Gel 75g
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How does Phyto Nova Sutherlandia Gel work for eczema?
Eczema is a very common, superficial, inflammatory skin condition, sometimes referred to as dermatitis. Eczema may be acute (weeping with vesicles), chronic (dry and scaly), or have features of both.
There are many causes of eczema, but often the cause remains unknown or the eczema may be aggravated by a variety of factors. Aggravating factors include strong detergents, some chemicals, house dust mite, woollen clothes, and even severe stress and anxiety.
Treatment will depend on the severity of the eczema and the affected site. Precipitating and aggravating factors should be avoided, while topical steroids, emollients, and soap substitutes (aqueous cream) can be used.
Phyto Nova Sutherlandia Gel is made from Sutherlandia, an indigenous African medicinal plant, which is a powerful immune booster, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory. When applied as a thin film to affected eczematous skin lesions the Sutherlandia Gel provides relief by acting as an anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, analgesic and anti-bacterial.
How does Phyto Nova Sutherlandia Gel work for psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a skin condition, usually experienced as a red plaque that is covered with silvery scales, commonly on the knees, elbows or scalp. There are a number of known triggering factors that those people with the genetic predisposition to develop the disease should avoid, such as sunburn, stress and even certain drugs (for example lithium, chloroquine, and oral steroids). Psoriasis is usually first seen in young adults, and then continues persistently or recurrently, and may worsen with time. Psoriasis may be associated with nail changes and arthritis.
Treatment involves a combination of topical skin preparations, such as steroids, emollients, dithranol, salicylic acid or a tar preparation. Exposure to natural sunlight will help as well. A dermatologist may use methotrexate, retinoids or ultraviolet therapy.
Phyto Nova Sutherlandia Gel is made from Sutherlandia, an indigenous African medicinal plant, which is a powerful immune booster, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory. Phyto Nova Sutherlandia Gel can be applied to psoriasis lesions to provide anti-inflammatory and analgesic relief.
How does the Phyto Nova Sutherlandia Gel work for shingles?
Shingles or Herpes zoster is an infection due to the varicella-zoster virus, the same virus that causes chicken pox. With decreased immunity, stress or old age the virus may become reactivated, resulting in an eruption of shingles. The first symptom is usually severe pain, for about a week, before a group of blisters/vesicles erupt in that area of skin. The pain may continue long after the skin lesions have healed.
Treatment will include the topical use of silver sulphadiazine cream or povidone-iodine cream with analgesics for pain relief. Antivirals (such as acyclovir) must be used within the first three days to be effective.
Phyto Nova Sutherlandia Gel is made from Sutherlandia, an indigenous African medicinal plant, which is a powerful immune booster, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory. Phyto Nova Sutherlandia Gel can be used on shingles skin lesions to provide pain relief as well as to act as an anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial.
How does Phyto Nova Sutherlandia Gel work for acne?
Acne is an inflammatory condition of the hair follicle and the sebaceous gland. Sex hormones (androgens) are responsible for sebum production, which may block the hair follicle and lead to inflammation. It is not caused by an infection, although bacteria may subsequently infect the inflamed lesion. It is most commonly seen in children at the age of puberty, but can also occur in adults. Women may notice an exacerbation of acne with menses. Acne occurs on areas of the skin where there are lots of sebaceous glands. Thus the sites most commonly affected are the face, neck, chest or back. The main features of acne are open comedones (blackheads) or closed comedones (whiteheads), inflammatory papules, and pustules. All forms of acne can cause scarring.
Treatment is aimed at reducing sebum production, decreasing bacteria, and reducing inflammation. Treatment is initially slow and may take up to two months for a good response, and may need to be continued for some months or years. Treatment can be topical, such as salicylic acid (to reduce oiliness) or antibiotics (for example erythromycin containing lotions). Oral treatments include antibiotics, hormone therapies and then finally retinoids.
Phyto Nova Sutherlandia Gel is made from Sutherlandia, an indigenous African medicinal plant that is a powerful immune booster, anti-oxidant, and has anti-inflammatory properties. When the Phyto Nova Sutherlandia Gel is applied to the skin in a thin film it aids to relieve acne by acting as an anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial and analgesic. Thus it will decrease the amount of red and painful swelling associated with each papule, and reduce the amount of bacterial infection that can exacerbate the condition.
Can Phyto Nova Sutherlandia Gel be used for insect bites?
Yes, the Sutherlandia Gel is a very good anti-inflammatory and analgesic. It will help to reduce the redness and swelling associated with mosquito and flea bites, as well as reducing the itching.
Is it possible to develop an allergic reaction to the Phyto Nova Sutherlandia Gel?
It is unlikely that anyone will develop an allergic reaction to the Sutherlandia Gel. However, it is possible, and there is the potential for someone to be sensitive to the components of the gel. If you have had a past hypersensitive skin reaction to any topical solutions or therapies, please use a small amount of the gel initially, and monitor your skin reaction over 24 hours. If there is no hypersensitivity reaction after that time, continue using the gel as indicated.
Apply to the affected areas 2 to 3 times per day.
Sutherlandia frutescens SU1 extract, Lemon Verbena essential oil, Carbomer 940, Prpylene Glycol. Kathon CG, Triethanolamine.