My daughter bought this for me to apply to a shingles outbreak. It soothed the itching and pain and made the wound heal fast. I gave it to my cousin who is allergic to wheat. His skin breaks out in a severe itching rash within a few hours after eating something with wheat in it. Nothing had helped him for years. He applied some to his skin and the itching stopped immediately. Within a couple of days his skin, broken and bleeding from scratching, had healed. He calls it a miracle. It is so gentle and just a little spreads a long way so it is also economical.