Homeopathic remedies for skin disorders approach the problem from a different angle. Most treatments for skin disorders use a topically applied medication or cream to alleviate the symptoms. Homeopathic medicine cures the skin disorder by taking a whole body approach and curing the skin from the inside out.
Remedies for Eczema
Eczema is a chronic condition that results in itchy rashes and is usually considered an allergic reaction. The homeopathic practitioner will use a variety of treatments for eczema depending on the symptoms of the patient.
Arsenicum album is used for those who are suffering from dry, itchy rashes that burn. The patient who finds relief when heat is applied to the rash may benefit from this homeopathic treatment. This is a common homeopathic remedy that derives from arsenic, though it is diluted for safety reasons. It is commonly used for allergies, anxiety and digestive disorders.
Petroleum is another homeopathic remedy that is used for an eczema outbreak that has cracked and sometimes bleeds. This condition is usually worse in colder weather.
Remedies for Acne
Homeopathic remedies for acne involve treating a hormonal imbalance from the inside out. During puberty, hormones are usually out of balance and that is why acne is a common problem in teenage years. Again, the best homeopathic remedy depends on the individual’s condition.
Belladonna is used to treat acne that is angry in appearance, but where there has been no outward sign of pus.
Patients who have itchy acne that is inflamed with reddened skin can get some relief from sulphur.
Acne that is tender to the touch, pus-filled and that leaves marks after the skin infection is gone is best treated with Antimonium tartaricum.
Remedies for Rashes
A number of common rashes are caused by contact with an irritating substance. The first step in finding the right homeopathic remedy is to determine the cause of the rash. Eliminating the substance is often all that is necessary to stop the rash. For instance, poison ivy and harsh detergents are two causes of skin rashes can be easily avoided once their negative effects on the skin is known. Noncontact with the source stops the rash in some cases.
Other rashes are caused by viruses and can be treated with homeopathy. The remedies relieve the inflammation and discomfort. Anacardium orientale, belladonna, sulphur and other homeopathic remedies are commonly used to treat skin rashes.
The best way to find effective homeopathic treatments to treat your skin condition is to find a qualified homeopathic practitioner. Expect the first visit to the homeopath to be very long and detailed. The practitioner will not just be looking at the symptoms of your skin problems, but will rather take a detailed history and assessment of your health and general condition.
The homeopathic practitioner will schedule additional visits to assess how a particular treatment is working on a skin condition. Expect a professional practitioner to examine results regularly, and to make adjustments in his recommendations that suit your individual case.