A lot of people who suffer from eczema look at it as an embarrassment. They feel that having eczema, somehow, reflects badly on their hygiene and cleanliness. It is true that one of the triggers behind eczema is hygiene and the environment, but it is not the only one. Unfortunately, there is still no real clinical cure out there for this irritating disease. Alternative medicine like homeopathic eczema treatment has shown promising results and is well worth a try.
If you look at the facts, eczema is one of the most commonly occurring skin conditions in the world. Over 10% of the word’s population suffers from it (nearly 30 million in the US alone). That is a lot of people. There are a number of over-the-counter medicines that you can buy, even home remedies can help, but all of these will just help you “control” your eczema and its symptoms. If there is any way to get rid of it altogether, as far as our research shows, it is homeopathic eczema treatment.
The Low Down On Eczema
Eczema is a name given to all types of dermatitis (skin conditions) like atopic dermatitis, hand dermatitis, contact dermatitis, neurodermatitis, stasis dermatitis, etc.
Eczema manifests itself as red, itchy, dry rashes on the skin. It can appear anywhere on the body. In worse case scenarios, even all over. Most commonly occurring on the elbows, behind the knees, on the neck, wrists or ankles, eczema has a penchant to irritate. It is mostly diagnosed in adolescent years with many symptoms getting better with age and even disappearing with time. That does not mean that adults cannot get it or that all children grow out of it.
Causes of Eczema
The exact causes of eczema are still up for debate. But some suspected causes of eczema include:
- Byproduct of allergic diseases like asthma, hay fever, etc.
There are certain things that can cause the eczema to flare up and its symptoms to manifest. Most of these are irritants or allergic triggers. Some causes of eczema flaring up include:
- Chemical irritants in soaps, detergents, hair dye, shampoo, etc.
- Allergies to dust, pollen, cats, dandruff, food like dairy or nuts, etc.
- Temperature changes or certain temperatures
- Hormonal changes in the body
- Tension and stress
Symptoms of Eczema
Eczema manifests itself as an extremely itchy red rash. The skin becomes incredibly sensitive and prone to bleeding on scratching. Sometimes blisters form on the skin which discharges a yellow or water-like liquid on scratching. This fluid may be odorless or emit a foul smell. Symptoms of eczema include:
- Dry Patches
- Red Rashes
- Itchy Skin
- Inflamed Skin
- Scaly Skin
- Rough Skin
- Swollen Skin
- Discolored Patches
Homeopathic Eczema Treatment
Where clinical medications have failed, alternative medicine may have the key. Most traditional methods of combating eczema includes taking care of the skin, moisturizing it regularly, making sure you’re clean, staying away from irritants or some form of medicine to suppress allergic reactions.
Homeopathic eczema treatment is known to work wonders and actually get rid of the irritating disease for good. It doesn’t matter what age group you belong to, homeopathic eczema treatment will, more often than not, do the trick. They are also completely safe to use and extremely effective. Research has shown this to be the case. Furthermore, patients having undergone homeopathic eczema treatment speak very highly of it.
The most popular homeopathic way of treatment of any condition is using the constitutional treatment. This mode of treatment focuses on individuals as a whole (including their mental and physical state) and not just the condition that needs treatment. This is to say that emotional and physical triggers behind the disease are addressed keeping the state of the individual in mind. Sometimes localized treatment may be the course to follow depending on the symptoms of eczema.
Medorrhinum – Medorrhinum is often used for patients that have been suffering from eczema since birth. It is given to people who are usually emotional and have volatile personalities.
Sulphur – Homeopathic eczema treatment for red rash that causes a lot of irritation. Scratching leads to bleeding and sometimes a foul smelling liquid. It is given to people who are opinionated and philosophical. Such people are also messy and lazy.
Psorinum – Psorinum is used to treat the same type of symptoms as those treated by sulphur. Except that it is given to people who are nervous, have fears about the future, about poverty and suffer from night terrors.
Natrum muriaticum – It is used to tread eczema that causes small irritable blisters. Such blisters ooze a transparent watery liquid on scratching and become cracks on drying. It is given to people who are extremely sensitive with a history of heartbreak. They are introverts, serious and glum. Migraines and frequent headaches are also common.
Calcarea Carbonia – Used to treat Eczema that manifests itself as dry, flaky skin. It is often prescribed to patients who are overweight. Such people have all kinds of fears and are often very stubborn.
Graphites – Graphite is a localized homeopathic eczema treatment for eczema that manifests itself as crusty skin which oozes a sticky, foul smelling fluid
Calendula and Urtica urens – A localized eczema treatment which is used as an ointment on the skin to soothe all type of eczema.
How To Tell If Eczema Is Healing?
One of the most common questions that patients ask after undergoing a bout of homeopathic eczema treatment is “how to tell if eczema is healing?” Heck, even I suffered from eczema since birth and while being treated, the question popped into my head.
The thing about eczema is that if you have had it for a while, then you probably know what triggers it. For me it was the changing weather. Environmental triggers included dust and industrial smoke. My hands used to get flaky, discharge a water like liquid and dry up completely.
You probably know what sets off your eczema. It could be that dear old cat or maybe the feel of raw silk on your skin. Whatever it is, you will start to notice that your triggers begin to get less and less effective as the homeopathic eczema treatment begins to do its work.
Now, homeopathic eczema treatment is a long-term treatment. In fact, all homeopathic treatments are pretty much long term. It can take months, if not years for the treatment to start showing its real effect. But there are more than a enough people (including me) who stand by it. The fact is that there is no other cure available for eczema. Sometimes, it does go away by itself with age and sometimes it doesn’t.
Traditionalists will always argue that it wasn’t the homeopathic medicine which did the trick, but it was time that cured the condition. But it takes a patient taking the homeopathic medicine to understand when and how to tell if eczema is healing and that it is healing!