Eczema is a condition where patches of skin become inflamed, itchy, red, cracked, & rough. Blisters may sometimes occurs.
Irritants which include soaps, detergents, shampoos, disinfectants.
ALLERGENS such as dust mites, pollens, mold & dandruff.
MICROBES includes bacteria like staphylococcus aureus, viruses & fungi.
ENVIRONMENT included very hot or cold weather & perspiration from exercise.
FOOD in which dairy products, eggs, nuts can produce eczema.
HORMONES changes in female during pregnancy & at certain points of menstrual cycle can bring on eczema.
Allergic contact dermatitis
Erythema, oedema, scaling, oozing & crusting of skin.
HOMEOPATHIC MANAGEMENT OF ECZEMA:-
Graphites is one of the top grade Homoeopathic medicines for eczema. Graphites works well in case of both dry eczema & moist eczema. The key symptoms to look out for in dry eczema before prescribing Graphites are ( excessively rough, dry, skin attended with intense irritation. In moist eczema, the skin eruptions will ooze moist, sticky fluid where Graphites show results. Graphites also works well for eczema between fingers & toes oozing glutinous discharge. It is also a good choice of remedy for eczema of eyelids with red margins & scaliness.
FOR ECZEMA IN BEND OF LIMBS. Natrum Mur falls in category of highly rated Homoeopathic medicines. The bends of limbs include those behind the knees & folds of skin between elbows. The eczema eruptions in the bends of limbs are dry, chapped, raw, inflamed & crusty in nature. In addition to this, Natrum Mur is a well indicated remedy for eczema eruptions arising around the margins of the hairline.
Sulphur is a prominent remedy for eczema with excessive itching & eczema rash. This is attended with intense scratching. Burning sensation follows scratching of the rash. The itching worsens in the evening & night time. Warmth also worsens the itching (Hot remedy). In some cases, washing may increase the itching in eczema rash ( cause it can’t tolerate bathing). The skin looks very dirty & unhealthy. Another guiding feature for use of sulphur is eczema that <- in the spring season. Sulphur is also the most appropriate choice of remedy for eczema cases that have ever been treated with the ointments in past.
Psorinum is helpful for dry, itchy eczema where a person scratches until it bleeds. Another indication for using Psorinum is worsening of the eczema in winter & relief during summer. Psorinum is also a well indicated remedy for ECZEMA BEHIND THE EARS.
In cases where eczema gets worsen during the winter, then Petrolium is prescribed. The person who needs Petrolium has skin that is very rough, hard & thick. Deep cracks appear on the affected skin. The cracks may bleed in some cases. Burning & itching is present on the skin which is highly sensitive to the touch. Petrolium also works very well in cases of eczema with deep cracks on the fingertips.
Mezereum is the most suited for eczema with thick, crusty eruptions. There is discharge of glutinous character from these eruptions. In some cases, pus discharge may be observed along with blood. The discharge is acrid in nature with intolerable itching. On scratching, the itching changes place very often. Mezereum works wonders in treating eczema of the scalp as well. The key features here are thick, leather like crusty eruptions on the scalp with sticky or pus-like discharge. It is attended with marked burning & intense itching. The discharge is highly offensive in nature. The hair get matted together due to the sticky discharge.
In addition to Mezereum, another wonderful remedy for eczema where it appears on the scalp is Vinca Minor. The person needing Vinca Minor has eruptions in spots on the scalp. The eruptions ooze discharge that may be results in matting of the hair. Excessive itching with an irresistible desire to scratch predominate.
Arsenic is a top grade remedy for eczema where it is accompanied by asthma. The symptoms include dry, rough, itchy skin. Burning sensation in eruptions may be marked. Cold may worsen the itching & burning. Along with eczema, asthmatic symptoms with marked dyspnoea, suffocative attacks, cough, constriction in air passage is present. Arsenic is also an excellent remedy for cases of eczema with hay fever. Both these conditions may co-exist or may alternate with one another.