Suffering from eczema? Try some of these homoeopathic treatments to cure the skin disease.
Atopic eczema treatment in homoeopathy: A group of diseases responsible for inflammation of the skin is known as eczema. The skin can have patches that become inflamed, itchy, cracked, and rough is known as eczema or dermatitis. Small blisters may also appear in short duration cases while skin may become thickened when skin problem persists for a long time. In eczema, there may be variation in the area of skin affected. It can vary from the appearance of a small patch to covering the entire body. When we move to discuss the cause of eczema, we find that the exact cause of eczema is not known. It may develop due to a combination of allergy and venostasis, i.e., slow blood flow in veins, usually in legs. The types of eczema include atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, dyshidrotic eczema, hand eczema, neurodermatitis, nummular eczema, and stasis dermatitis.
A variety of eczema called allergic contact dermatitis generally occurs when the body’s immune system becomes active at the site of repeated exposure to a particular allergen. Fungal infections can be confused with eczema, but the fungus can be visualized with a scraping under the microscope or grown in culture. A boon for the treatment of eczema is homoeopathic management. In skin diseases, guided and correct homoeopathic remedy by a professional ensures that suppressing the targeted skin disease does not occur. Suppression of skin disease can lead to other severe health problems that can be more difficult to treat. Hence, homoeopathy focuses on gradually reducing signs and symptoms with a holistic approach to treatment in eczema.
Some of the homoeopathic remedies used for the treatment of eczema include:
Antimonium crudum for eczema
A thick-milky white coating on the patient's tongue may become a specific guide-mark for a homoeopathic doctor's prescription of antimoniumcrudum. The skin of the people needing antimoniumcrudum is ulcerated and may also have warts. Warts grow, particularly on hand. In eczema, the eruptions can become pustular with an inflamed base that is red, and sensitive. The slightest pressure can produce a callosity or a sore place. In men needing antimoniumcrudum, especially in working men; there tends to thicken the skin on the feet' soles. Antimoniumcrudum specifically handles the tendency of building-up and induration.
Arsenic album for eczema
Patients needing arsenic album usually suffer from anxiety, restlessness, and compulsiveness to be neat, clean, and orderly. In case of a skin complaint or eczema, there can be severe itching and burning with swelling. Eruptions can also occur, which can be widespread, dry, rough, and scaly. The flare-ups may worsen on exposure to cold or by scratching. Pustules if not addressed at a time, may turn into malignant spots. Ulcers may have offensive discharge oozing out from them. Inflammation may become gangrenous inflammation in such people.
Arum triphyllum for eczema treatment
The raw, bloody surface can appear anywhere on the skin. The keynote to the prescription of aurumtriphyllum is acridity occurring in the patient needing aurumtripyllum. The person may have a sensation of bitterness or an acrid taste and smell in any discharges or other body areas. This remedy focuses on the eruptions on the lower part of the face, especially around the mouth. The chin may become chapped and may feel hot and irritated. The lips can be cracked, and nostrils may be sore. Irritation in the throat and hoarseness in voice can cooccur with other symptoms.
Calcarea carb in eczema
The patient who needs calcarean carb is usually fat, flabby, and fair. They may have problems with exposure to cold weather. Their hands and feet are generally clammy, i.e., wet or sweaty. A tendency to develop eczema is where cracking of skin occurs that worsens in winters' time. Fatigue from exertion is common, along with anxiety and overwhelmingness when they are ill or overworked. There are a sluggish metabolism and a tendency towards weight gain in such people.
Calendula for eczema on face
When the irritated skin tends to get infected, the calendula can manage such skin in a potentized form. Patients needing calendula generally have yellow skin. In case of wounds on normal or eczematous skin, this remedy promotes cicatrization with the least amount of suppuration. There can be deafness of ears worse in damp conditions, which can co-occur with eczematous disorders. Women needing this remedy in eczema may also have a wart on a specific position on their feet.
Graphites for eczema and dermatitis
- The patient's skin needing graphites is usually rough and hard and has persistent dryness of portions of the skin. This dryness is specifically present in areas of skin that are not affected by eczema. Pimples and ace may co-exist in occurrence. Eruptions can ooze out a sticky exudation. There is generally rawness in bends of limbs, groins, neck, and behind the ears.
- The person requiring graphites has quite an unhealthy skin in which every little injury suppurates. There are cracks and fissures in the ends of fingers, and offensive perspiration or swearing is there on feet. Ulcers may discharge a glutinous fluid that is thin and sticky.
Mezereum homoeopathic remedy for eczema
Mezereum is indicated in skin symptoms, affections of bones, and neuralgias that are most importantly present in teeth and face. In the case of eczema, the person can have intolerable itching. Itching worsens in bed. Chilliness is present with pruritis or itchy skin. Ulcers can develop which itch and burn and are surrounded by vesicles and shinning, fiery, red areola. Eruptions can ulcerate and can form thick scabs under purulent matter exudes. Pains are usually worse at night, due to touch, damp weather. Warm food, touch, and motion can also worsen the diseased condition. The person seems better in the fresh air.
Petroleum homoeopathy in eczema
In people needing petroleum, there is itching of the skin at night. Chilblains can occur that can be moist, itchy, and burning. Bedsores can develop. Eczema may present with dry, extremely sensitive, constricted, rough, cracked, and leathery skin. The slightest scratch can make the skin suppurate. There can also be thick, greenish crusts that are burning and itching in nature. Redness, rawness, and cracks on the skin that bleed easily can be found. Rhagades can worsen in winter. Nostrils can be cracked or ulcerated that may burn. The tip of the nose is generally itchy.
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Rhus tox cures eczema
The skin may be red and swollen. Itching on the skin is intense. Skin conditions like eczema, vesicles, herpes, urticaria, pemphigus, erysipelas can occur. Vesicular suppurative forms of eruptions are generally there. The eczematous eruptions are usually burning and tend to scale formation. During sleep, the patient needing Rhus tox may dream of great exertion. There is heavy sleep as if it has occurred from a stupor. The person is usually sleepless before midnight.
Homoeopathic Sulphur in eczema
When a patient's complaints have severely worsened despite many remedies, a homoeopathic physician can begin treating sulphur. The skin is dry, scaly, unhealthy. There can be itching and burning, which worsen on scratching and washing. Skin affections like eczema, which develop after a local medication have been used can be managed with Sulphur.
Takeaway Tip: Consumption of homoeopathic remedies in skin affections like eczema is strictly prohibited without consulting a homoeopathic doctor, which may severely damage the case.
[With inputs from Dr Jyoti Sharma (Homeopathic Doctor), Founder of Kaila Homeopathy]
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