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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. Manoj Rabidas says:

    Dear sir,
    Namaskar.I am Manoj Rabidas suffering from eczema to long time.I believe that this symptoms is genetically comes from me.My both legs are suffer from this cause time to time.So kindly advice to me.

  2. Muhammad Azam says:

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  6. SHASHI JAIN says:

    Sir, My finger skin has been peeling off in thumb and in next two fingers in both the hands. There were skin cuts in these areas earlier for the past 6 months. The new skin is not being formed , so the redness of the blood appears. no itching. Could it be ECZEMA ? Would you please suggest the cure for this. I am 68 years old. Mrs SHASHI JAIN

  7. Hi sir,
    I have eczema from last 10 years
    I have gone through many types of medications but no use.
    From last 3 years i used homeopathy medicine but no use. So much mony was wasted but no cure.
    With one of the article in google, i seen a medicine of sulpur 200CH (SBL Company), As of now i am using this medicine as 3 times a day with 5 drops each dose from last 15 days. I ddnt seen any improvment.
    Can u plz suggest any good medicine which can cure my serious eczema.

  8. Hi Doctor
    My baby got Eczema since last two years on both feet.
    Age-11
    She is bit un-tidy.
    Itching is much with burning,sometimes bloods coming.
    Angry in nature.
    Going for sleep late.
    Skin rough.
    Taking homeopathy for long but no improvement.
    Kindly advice the best medicine.
    sharifr2000@gmail.com

  9. Javed Arif says:

    Dear Dr. Sharma
    I feel sever itching on my hands ( outer side not on palms) on my knees outer side as well as inner side, on my groin and hips and on my toes. my age is 50 years and I had never eczema before. my other family member had this. I guess it is nummular eczema. I guess its medicine is MEZEREUM. To what extant I am correct and if so what will be dose and power of this medicine.
    I will be very thankful to you for sparing a few minutes for me.

    Javed Arif
    xplorer2471@gmail.com

  10. S. Mishra says:

    My wife is 62 years old.
    She has eczema for 39 years along the shin and around the ankle, where the eruptions stated 39 years back.
    She has a slim constitution. Weighing around 45 kg.
    Her skin and hair are extremely dry.
    Brinjal is the triggering allergy.
    This is the 6th time she is suffering. Each earlier time she was cured of eczema by mainly using Sulphur along with some other remedy, as per symptoms. She used to get cured in a matter of 2-5 months. There were no symptoms for 16 years before recurrence last time.

    It again appeared violently on taking a dish having brinjal.

    But this time, no remedies used earlier helped and aggravation and suffering has been on the increase over last three years. Losing hope on the regular homeo doctor, we took help of more experienced homeo doctors. After no amelioration, we tried best of Allopathic , followed by Ayurvedic doctors, but in vain !

    Presently, I m treating her myself, after a great deal of study of the disease. After using a dose of Sulphur 1 M last week, there is further aggravation. The Weeping stage has recurred, having thick and fetid fluid oozing out of the inflamed, cracked and chaffed angry skin !

    It’s my earnest request to advise me what drug would be appropriate for her at this

    S Mishra

  11. Vinayak Athavale says:

    Hello Doctor,
    My wife has eczema problem to her feet and having issue of dryness of skin and thus itching.
    Kindly suggest a good medicine for the same.
    Best regards,
    Vinayak Athavake

  12. Anil asnani says:

    I am 45 year old and suffering from allergic eczema ie rough skin, dryness and too much itching last 07 years doctor suggest levocitrazine 5mg every day but not cure what we do pls suggest me

  13. Aris DeNigris says:

    Dr. Sharma, my husband is in his 95th year having just completed 94. he has had eczema for so many years and has been treated with steroid creams and shots). e stopped those when he fond out what they do to the skin. He is now, back on a cream, triamcinilone, in desperation , but it is not helping. He has terrible itching, has had to be sent to hospital because the itch is so intense. They, of course, tell him to think good thoughts, color with pencils, etc. etc. He scratches his body constantly, although nights are the worse. How he bears all of this at his age, especially, is amazing. He weeps at times because he itches so ,and it breaks my heart to see him, at this time in his life when he has never had any kind of skin problem, ever. We’ve gone through the dermatologists, went to Boston even, tried light treatments. I believe he has food allergies and I try to watch for them. Also, I’m pretty certain that his immune system has been damaged and am giving him vitamins D-3 and B Complex. So I am now looking for a doctor who, taking all of this in mind, can help the poor man-. Thank you, I am

  14. Hi Doctor,
    My Daughter is 6 years old and has atopic Dermatics. She has eczema symptoms on her leg and hand folds. She is currently taking 1 drop of Sulfur and Graphites 30 CH on alternate days. Her condition is stable but still has itching problem. Kindly advise homeopathic treatment for him.
    Thanks and God bless you.

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