Eczema is considered a chronic allergic reaction of the skin with symptoms that may include rash and itching. This condition is also known as atopic dermatitis. There are many ways to treat eczema, including some homeopathic remedies to help deal with the symptoms and treat the underlying cause of the condition.
In cases of thick and cracked skin, try antimonium crudum. These particular symptoms of eczema may worsen in the sun, and patients that require this form of treatment may also crave sour things like pickles or vinegar. This topical remedy will help protect the skin from irritation and can also be used on calluses, plantar warts and impetigo.
Arsenicum album can be used in anxious and restless patients whose skin may be itchy, dry and tend to burn intensely. Other symptoms include chills and indigestion when the skin is burning. Avoid scratching the affected areas and try applying heat to relieve the itching. This homeopathic remedy can be taken in pill form or applied directly to the skin. When taken orally it works to naturally release the foreign toxins in your body.
Arum triphyllum can be used if eczema forms around the mouth or anywhere on the face. Patients that require this treatment may have a chapped chin that is hot and irritated. A person’s lips and nostrils may be sore from the irritation. They may also experience hoarseness or a sore throat. This topical treatment will relieve the irritation to your skin and should be applied directly to the affected area.
Calcarea carbonica is used if your eczema worsens in the winter. The symptoms are accompanied by clammy hands and feet, chills, anxiety and fatigue. This treatment will help to provide relief from eczema all year long. It can be taken orally or topically, and when taken orally it aids in the proper function of your digestive system to rid your body of toxins that cause symptoms such as anxiety, chills and fatigue.
Those who have a history of skin disorders such as herpes and impetigo as well as eczema may require Graphites as a homeopathic treatment. Patients that require this form of treatment may have leathery, sore or cracked skin. Areas such as the mouth, hands and behind the ears are cracked. These areas may also have a golden discharge which typically forms a crust. When this form of treatment is require there may be severe itching when it is warm. Graphites is a topical treatment that should be applied directly to the skin.
Sulphur should be used if there are symptoms of itching, burning or an inflammation. These symptoms may get worse in the bath or in warm climates. Sulphur is best in cases where you have tried other ointments and medication with no relief. Petroleum jelly can be used on those with eczema that is dry and cracked. These cases are more severe in the winter and will cause a cold sensation after scratching. When this remedy is required the person may suffer from eczema often and may have tough, leathery skin. Petroleum and sulphur can be used as an ointment and applied directly on the affected area to restore the skin’s natural healing process.
When considering homeopathic remedies it is best to consult with your doctor for the recommended dosages, as well as to ensure that you will not develop an allergic reaction to any of these remedies.