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Soothing Itchy Skin: Is Homeopathy an option for Eczema?

Eczema is a common skin condition that causes dry, itchy and cracked patches of skin. It can be exceedingly uncomfortable and frustrating to deal with.

The most common type of eczema is atopic dermatitis. It often affects children, but can develop at any age. While it typically persists for a prolonged period, some children may improve or fully recover as they age.

Homeopathy offers a holistic approach in managing eczema. It also examines five important areas. These areas include identifying triggers, changing lifestyle habits, paying attention to nutrition, easing symptoms and using certain homeopathic treatments.

Understanding Homeopathy For Eczema

Homeopathy is a form of medicine developed in the late 17th century by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician. Homeopathy treats by using small amounts of plants and minerals as homeopathic remedies to help the body heal itself. This alternative medicine remains popular worldwide.

Homeopathy offers a natural approach to managing eczema symptoms. It uses highly diluted substances to stimulate the body's natural healing abilities and minimise side effects. Homeopathy takes a holistic approach, considering a person's overall health and unique symptoms when choosing a remedy.

How does Homeopathic Treatment Help Eczema?

Homeopaths believe that specific homeopathic medicines can treat different types of eczema. The choice of medicine depends on a person's symptoms and overall health. Here are some common examples:

Mezerium: Mezerium can help with eczema that has intense itching, crusty patches on the scalp and a burning sensation. It can help with eczema that gets worse in winter and cold weather.

Natrum muriaticum, also known as Nat Mur, is a remedy used by doctors to treat eczema. Individuals use it for both emotional and physical symptoms.

Medorrhinum: Used for eczema since childhood, possibly linked to asthma (and who find relief near the sea).

Sulphur: This remedy helps with dry, itchy skin that gets worse in warm weather.

Graphites: Doctors might recommend Graphites for eczema with crusty, oozing discharge.

Calcarea Carbonica: Used in Homeopathy to treat child's eczema, especially when there is weeping or discharge.

Psorinum: Psorinum is a homeopathic remedy for eczema used for intense chilliness, itching, and bleeding. People who need Psorinum might also feel down.

Urtica Urens ointment: This remedy offers relief for itchy eczema in some cases.

Calendula ointment: Useful for broken and infected skin, helps the healing process in cases of rawness and inflammation. People who suffer from eczema often find relief from the ointment's soothing and moisturising effects.

Understand what triggers Eczema

While the exact cause of eczema remains unknown, it's likely a combination of genetics and immune system issues. People with eczema may have a family history of the condition. They may also have an immune system that is extremely sensitive to irritants or allergens. This can lead to inflamed and irritated skin.

A number of things may trigger and develop eczema symptoms. These can vary from person to person. Common triggers include:

Irritants – such as soaps and detergents, including shampoo, washing-up liquid and bubble bath

Environmental factors or allergens: Things like cold weather, dampness, dust mites, animals, pollen, and mold can affect your health.

Food allergies – such as allergies to cows' milk, eggs, peanuts, soya or wheat

Certain materials worn next to the skin – such as wool and synthetic fabrics, can also worsen burning sensation

Hormonal changes – women may find their symptoms get worse in the days before their period or during pregnancy

Some people notice that their symptoms get worse in dry or dusty air. Stress, sweating, or exposure to extreme temperatures worsen symptoms for others.

If you have atopic eczema, a Homeopath will help you determine what causes your symptoms. You can create a plan to manage your eczema and relieve itchy skin by following these tips.

Additional Tips for Managing Eczema

Here are some tips that can help cure eczema alongside any treatment plan:

Remember to put on lotion frequently to keep your skin hydrated. This is especially important during the winter months. Dry skin can lead to itching and discomfort. By using lotion regularly, you can prevent these issues from occurring.

Identify Triggers: Common triggers for eczema include stress, certain foods, dust mites, and cold weather. Try to identify and avoid your triggers.

Lukewarm Baths or Showers: Avoid hot water, which can dry out your skin.

Manage Stress: Stress can worsen eczema symptoms. Relaxation techniques like yoga or meditation might be helpful.

Managing nutrition is key in eczema

Foods That Help With Eczema: Mung bean sprouts, Flax seed oil, Red cabbage, Spring onions, Beet, Oats, Fish, Papaya,Saffron, Pears, Potatoes

Some foods can worsen eczema. Grapes, oranges, kiwi fruit, soy sauce, tomatoes, avocado, broccoli, dried fruit, deli meats, eggs, chocolate, and dairy products.

That's why at Faith Homeopathy, we provide a nutrition plan when we use homeopathic remedies to treat eczema.


Are you seeking natural solutions for eczema? Then Homeopathy offers you a holistic approach and gentler options. Most individuals have a brighter long-term prognosis with Homeopathy. Contact us today for more information.

Best wishes,


Founder & Senior Consultant: Faith Homeopathy,UK

Award-winning Doctor with more than 27 years experience

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