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7 Best Homeopathic Medicines for Eczema

Homeopathic Medicines for Eczema

There is a great scope of treating eczema with homeopathy, which takes a mild, gentle approach to treat eczema. Homeopathy treats eczema in two phases: in the first phase, the medicines control itching. In the next phase, they heal the lesions and control further progression of eczema. They also work wonders in case of eczema attended with complaints of hay fever and asthma. Prominent names in this category are Graphites, Sulphur, Petroleum, Mezereum, and Natrum Mur. These medicines for eczema are natural and therefore, safe from any adverse side-effects. They can be taken by persons of all age groups.

Homeopathic Medicines for Eczema

1. Graphites – Top grade Medicine for Eczema

Graphites is one of the top grade medicines for eczema. Graphites works well in case of both dry eczema and 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 will show results. Graphites also works well for eczema between fingers and toes oozing glutinous discharge. It is also a good choice of medicine for eczema of eyelids with red margins and scaliness.

2. Natrum Mur – For Eczema in Bend of Limbs

For eczema in the bends of limbs, Natrum Mur falls in the category of highly rated medicines. The bends of limbs include those behind the knee and folds of skin between the elbows. The eczema eruptions in the bends of limbs are dry, chapped, raw, inflamed and crusty in nature. In addition to this, Natrum Mur is a well-indicated medicine for eczema eruptions arising around the margin of the hairline.

3. Sulphur and Psorinum – For Dry Eczema with Excessive Itching

Sulphur is a prominent medicine for eczema with excessive itching and eczema rash. This is attended with intense scratching. Burning sensation follows scratching of the rash. The itching worsens in the evening and night time. Warmth also worsens the itching. In some cases, washing may increase the itching in eczema rash. The skin looks very dirty and unhealthy. Another guiding feature for use of Sulphur is eczema that worsens in the spring season. Sulphur is also the most appropriate choice of medicine for eczema cases that have been treated with ointments in the past. Psorinum is helpful for dry, itchy eczema where a person scratches until it bleeds. Another indication for using Psorinum is worsening of eczema in winter and relief during summer. Psorinum is also a well-indicated medicine for eczema behind the ears.

4. Petroleum – For Eczema that Worsens in Winter

In cases where eczema gets worse during the winter, medicine Petroleum is prescribed. The person who needs Petroleum has skin that is very rough, hard and thick. Deep cracks appear on the affected skin. The cracks may bleed in some cases. Burning and itching are present on the skin which is highly sensitive to the touch. Petroleum also works very well in cases of eczema with deep cracks on the fingertips.

5. Mezereum – For Eczema with Thick, Crusty Eruptions

Mezereum is the most suited for eczema with thick, crusty eruptions. There is a 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 and intense itching. The discharge is highly offensive in nature. The hair gets matted together due to the sticky discharge.

6. Vinca Minor – For Eczema of Scalp

In addition to Mezereum, another wonderful medicine 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 result in matting of the hair. Excessive itching with an irresistible desire to scratch predominate.

7. Arsenic Album – For Eczema with Asthma

Arsenic Album is a top grade medicine 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 and burning. Along with eczema, asthmatic symptoms with marked dyspnoea, suffocative attacks, cough, constriction in air passages are present. Arsenic Album is also an excellent medicine for cases of eczema with hay fever. Both these conditions may coexist or may alternate with one another.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Eczema?

Eczema, also known as dermatitis, is a common skin complaint.  It is characterized by inflamed skin with dry rash, erythema, papules, vesicles or pustules. Erythema is red skin discoloration; papules refer to eruptions of less than 1cm without any fluid; vesicles refer to fluid filled eruptions; pustules refer to pus-filled eruptions. In the long run, it results in thickening of the skin. Itching and scratching – varying from mild to severe intensity – may be present. With scratching, the skin may even bleed. Eczema may cover a small area of the body or may be widespread, covering the entire body.

2. What causes eczema?

The exact cause of eczema is not yet known. A combination of genetic and environmental factors play a role. Persons with a family history of eczema or any other allergy such as hay fever, urticaria, asthma stand a high risk of developing eczema.

3. How can I tell I have eczema?

Eczema can be broadly divided into two types – dry and moist. Dry eczema appears as itchy rash while moist eczema will show up as skin eruptions oozing discharge which varies in consistency from watery to sticky or pus-like. If you see any of these signs, there are chances that you may have eczema. There are no specific lab investigations for eczema. Eczema is diagnosed based on the clinical presentation of skin eruptions. A family history of eczema adds to the likelihood that the symptoms are those of eczema.

4. At what age is eczema likely to appear?

In a majority of the cases, eczema starts early, before 5 years of age. However, eczema can show up in the teenage years and in adults as well.

5. Which part of the skin is more vulnerable to eczema?

Eczema can develop in any part of the skin, but the location may vary with the age group. In children, common areas are the face, scalp, and chest. Adults are more likely to get eczema in the bends of elbow and hollow of the knees.

6. Why does my child have eczema?

The answer could lie in his genes. If a child has eczema, there are chances he has atopic dermatitis. Atopy is a term applied to a genetic predisposition towards developing allergic diseases like hay fever, dermatitis, and asthma.

7. What are the various types of eczema?

The various types of eczema include atopic dermatitis, seborrhoeic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, dyshidrotic eczema, venous/stasis eczema.

  • Atopic dermatitis runs in families and starts in childhood. It is characterized by skin inflammation with a dry, itchy rash. Atopy is a genetic tendency to develop allergic diseases. Asthma and hay fever often arise in addition to eczema in atopic dermatitis
  • Seborrhoeic dermatitis mainly affects the scalp, face, and eyelids. It will show up as scaly, greasy or crusty lesions. In infants, thick, crusty eruptions appearing on the scalp is referred to as cradle cap
  • Contact dermatitis is mainly of two types – allergic contact dermatitis and irritant contact dermatitis. In allergic contact dermatitis, the allergic reaction appears on the skin when exposed to a foreign substance like nikel, gold and cosmetics. Irritant contact dermatitis arises when the skin comes in contact with a toxic or irritating substance such as detergent, bleach or battery acid.
  • Dyshidrotic eczema is mainly visible on the soles and palms. It is characterized by the presence of vesicles (fluid filled bumps)
  • Venous/stasis eczema mainly develops on the lower limbs from poor blood circulation and varicose veins. There remains a tendency to develop leg ulcer in such cases

8. Is eczema an allergy?

There are cases of eczema that are allergic in origin, but not every case is an allergy. In allergic eczema, the skin reacts on coming into contact with an allergen. Few common allergens are poison ivy, nickel, cosmetics, and antibiotic creams.

9. Can eczema spread from skin contact?

No, eczema is not contagious. It does not spread from one person to another via the skin.

10. My 2-year-old has eczema. Will it cure itself as he grows?

Yes, there are chances that your child’s eczema will go away as he gets older. However, the age at which a child will start to show improvement varies though most children do start to get better by the age of three years.

11. Does stress cause eczema?

Stress does not cause eczema, but yes it can cause eczema symptoms to flare up or intensify.

12. Is eczema related to weather?

Eczema can arise irrespective of the weather conditions though it usually gets triggered in cold weather.

13. Will applying topical steroids/ointment help cure eczema?

Ointment application offers relief from the itching, burning sensation in eczema. However, this relief is short term and ends up suppressing eczema. Treatment of eczema needs to work inside out to show results.

14. I have had eczema for years. Does Homeopathy have a permanent solution?

Yes, eczema can be permanently cured with medicines though the results vary from person to person. Factors such as the severity of eczema, the spread of eczema and the duration decide the extent to which medicines will help. Also, each body responds differently to homeopathy, which decides how well an individual feels.

15. Can lifestyle changes bring relief from eczema?

Yes, a few basic lifestyle measures, when adopted, can help manage eczema. These measures are as follows:

  • Avoid bathing with water that is too cold or too hot
  • Use a very mild soap while bathing
  • Avoid using cosmetics and perfumes
  • Wear cotton clothes preferably. Avoid synthetic and woolens
  • Do yoga, meditation or breathing exercises to manage stress
  • Avoid excessive scratching of the skin. Use a moisturizer in dry eczema to reduce itching
  • Avoid exposure to extremely cold environments

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Comments

  1. Md Zulfikkar Rahman says:

    I am a diabetic patient for last 24 years.Few months back i was transfer from Bengal to Bihar (BRBCL).here i am facing a photo allergy problem & now my both hands having skin problem like eczema(as per homeopath doctor).
    How can i relief from aforesaid problems through Homeopathy.your valuable suggestion & also medicine will be help me cure for further recurrence.

  2. Sanjeeb Kumar says:

    Mujhe Batt Eczema 1year se hai aabhi homeopaths karba rahe hai aabhi tak thik ho nahi Raha hai , homeopaths me best treatment bataye.

  3. Krishnamurthy says:

    Dr. Sharma. I Am 77 years old have heart condition with no stents but on Tab Metoprolol 50 10mg SR, Tab Ramipril 5mg night, Tab Rosuvastatin 5mg night tab clopid 75 mg once morning plus cap tamsulosin. 4mg for prostate enlargement once at night plus tab esctilopram 10mg night as antidepressant plus cap bcomplex. I have asthma for which I take 2puffs Furocart 200 inhaler twice in a day.
    I Have been having severe dry eczima for the past 2 years. Heavy steroids oral tabs plus creams plus moisturizing lotions have not helped me much. My sleep is disturbed and intolerable itching including upper eye lid. I Am anxious and tense. Please help me

  4. Dr I have lip dermatitis from 2 years and I am using allopathic medicine from 2 years and note using lipsticks,the symptoms appear when i stop applying topical applications, please advise me is there its treatment in homeopathy

  5. Hello Sir,
    I would be interested to know if athlete’s foot could also be treated with homeopathy.
    My best regards and a big thank you for such an informative site,
    Maria Rusu

  6. Pranab N J says:

    Dear Doctor i have dyshidrotic eczema on my right hand fingers since two years i have tried almost all steroid based creams and taken anti allergy tablets and even also had a steroid injection to stop this itching and the small blisters on my fingers.

    Now i am helpless kindly give a permanent solution for this as i heard that homeopathy medicines will cure to the root cause

  7. Neetu Sachdev says:

    Dr.Sharma ji I am 52 yrs old.I m suffering from eczema in same two fingers of both hands.S kin gets dry ,hard scaly than deep cracks errupts. I have taken Dezzit tablets and applied Clobetamos jel.I got relief some days ,after left dis medicin ,it started again .Pls guide me about permanent treatment.Thnx

  8. Muhammad Nadeem says:

    DEAR DR, I AM FALL IN SKIN ALLERGY SPECIALLY ON FACE AND HAVE SPOT ON FACE DUE TO ALLERGY , PLEASE ADVICE ME MEDICINE PLEASE.

    THANKS

  9. Eczema in childhood can in get better with homeopathy

  10. Julia Agren says:

    Hi
    I got a rash around my mounts and now between eyes and over eyebrows, 5 months pregnant.
    Is it safe for me to try Sulphur 30c?
    Thanks
    Julia

  11. hello,

    my fingers skin is very dry itching then peeling since 15 years, please suggest me.

  12. Dry eczema ,in hands and foot ,child age is 6 years.pls suggest

  13. Bhupendra kumar says:

    Hello Dr.
    I have dry eczema on my left leg .It increases in summer.The eczema is very thik..It is itching very much.After scratching blood comes out.In summer excessive sweats comes out from my body.please tell me the medicine.

  14. Afsheen Ahmed says:

    hello Doctor,
    I am 31 year of age married 5 y ear before and have three child, some time earlier i have black dots in my face, i consult with local doctor they examine it was eczema, initially they were tow or three dots but now its spreading over face i am too much confuse about that please help treating me
    thanks

  15. Karamjit says:

    Hello Dr
    My 10 month old daughter has eczema.i given her homeopathy medicine it’s been 3 month on homeopathy medicine. She’s itching a lot all over her body.its getting worse and worse

  16. Vinay choudhary says:

    Sir, my son age 24 have sinous since childhood. But we can’t understand. Since 7/8 years I know that he have sinous .he can’t breath due to nose jam .for clearing his nose he always use liquid of alopath medicine. Sir, I have given him Kali big 200 which relive him ,but some time later ,problem is as it is.right nose is mainly effected .he is chilly, don’t want to bath,very hot temper in few second,and cool shortly. Sir, tell me the medicine. Thanks.

  17. sajad hussain lanker says:

    i 48 year old man having dry eczima in my hands mostly on palms it is now form 10 mounths ago. my child who is 10 year old with same problim i have used lot of medicine but all in vein
    plz priscribe some best medicine for both of us.

    • Bawa maggo says:

      Having severe dry eczema on face n sides of ear but liquid oozes out if itching is done and other then this have allergy against weather change in form of sneezing and running nose which medicine is best suitable for it

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  19. Sunil Adwani says:

    My daughter age17
    5year age start ekjima
    Can homeopathy treatment help her

    • Sunil Adwani says:

      My daughter age17
      5year age start ekjima
      Can homeopathy treatment help her

      Pz suggest permanent clear ekjima

  20. Sarah Herr says:

    Hello, my 7month old developed ezcema all over her body around 6months after routine vaccines. However it may have started earlier on her face after the introduction of solids foods. We were temporarily able to remedy her with steroids, bleach baths but want a long term solution without. I’m concerned about homeopathy taking a long time as I do not want her to suffer from itchy rashes either. We live in Minnesota where the climate was very cold and dry. Now we’re heading into spring.

  21. Dr Mukesh Kumar says:

    Dorsal side upon palm also on right leg and forehead

  22. Andal ammisetti says:

    I have eczema on hands. It started with small blisters, now it started oozing and got spread to two of my fingers. It is very itchy during nights. I live in Udupi. I observed that my eczema is healing when I was in Hyderabad or Vijayawada. And it is getting intensified when I come back to Udupi. Does it happen like that? Please kindly advise.

  23. अमरेन्द विधाथीँ says:

    मेरे शरीर में अत्यधिक खुजली छाती के नीचे दोनों तरफ,पैरों, पीठ, बाँह तथा चेहरे पर दाने निकल जाते हैं।

  24. Khursheed Ali says:

    my daughter is 14 years old she is suffering in eczema in neck and toes. please advise

  25. I am suffering lip ezcema problem after 2 years. ALOPTHATIC Medicines response so plz suggest homopathic medicines.

  26. I have dry exzima with14 year on leg .dry excessive itch.can u tell me medicine for permanent cure

  27. Dear Dr. Sharma, I am 56 years old. I have eczema in fingers of both hands. It is present in the same finger(s) of both hands ( if it is in left hand finger then it is also there in right hand finger , almost at the same place). Skin gets dry, hard scaly and then deep cracks erupts. Earlier I have taken graphites 30 for 3 months. I got some relief then but I had discontinued taking the graphitis. This winter, eczema started again in my fingers. Also I do not feel like scratching too much , it is only occasionally when I feel itching at the effected place . Please guide me Sir.

  28. Anita Arora says:

    Sir…
    I have dry eczema for 15 years.Iam 52 years old. At present i am taking these medicines in homeopathy
    1 sulfer 200
    2 patroleoum 200
    3 Mezerum200
    4Rhus tox 200
    I take these medicines like suday sulfer tuesday mezerum thursday patroleoum and rhustox daily ya after one day
    So plz suggest me to right way to take medicines
    Thanks

  29. Hello Doctor, My hands and feet are cracked and cuts wounds appears it’s painful itch also

  30. Namskar Dr Sharma. I am about 40 years old woman. My gale bladder was taken out with surgery. After that operation I had another problem because of having gale bladder, that a stone came out of my gal bladder (before surgery) and because of that my pancreas was damaged. I had pancreatitis. I had blood sugar levels very high. I am insulin dependent now. It is now about about 8 years. My sugar levels were never in balance. I have skin allergy as well. I have lots of rashes on my skin. One more thing I have eczema (small on my back of neck). I am itching that place since 4 years. Doctor gave me a creme and it has a relief for itching but not permanent relief for that concern. Also I have pains in joints. I am feeling very week. I think I am getting very week from my inner system of my body. Twisting of my muscles and extreme tiredness is my usual. I loose my hair every day. Feet Nails are cracking and infection in there. Lamasil ointment being used for that but no positive results. Toes are badly cracked. Skin is the way dry. Since my gale bladder is gone, I am very badly constipated. I feel very heavy on top of my head. Sometimes top of my head is burning like a fire stove. Even I am living in a area where temperature drops up to -35 degrees when I drop cold water on that , then i have relief. I tried to make my story short. May be you will understand that. If you could help me for those concerns. I am very fed up with my situations and conditions. Thanks.
    Sincerely your,
    Ms. Verma

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