HOMOEOPATHY FOR ATOPIC DERMATITIS
Atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, is a long-term condition that causes itchy, red skin that may also be accompanied by asthma attacks or hay fever. It is most common in children but can affect people of any age.
Healthy skin helps you retain moisture and shields you from bacteria, irritants, and allergens; however, the exact cause of atopic dermatitis (eczema) is unknown.
Dry, itchy skin that makes it harder for the skin to act as a barrier
A gene variant that alters the function of the skin’s barrier
· Immune system dysfunction
Skin-surface bacteria that block sweat glands, like Staphylococcus aureus,
· Environmental conditions
Eczema signs and symptoms can include a wide range of things depending on the individual.
Severe itching, which is more likely at night
Red to brownish-gray patches, particularly on the neck, upper chest, eyelids, inside the bend of the elbows and knees, and, in infants, the face and scalp.
Tiny, swollen bumps that, if scratched, could ooze fluid or crust over
Skin that is scaly, dry, cracked, and thick
Raw, irritated, and swollen skin as a result of scratching
Risk elements—Elements that make people more likely to get the condition include:
An eczema, allergy, hay fever, or asthmatic personal or family history
The association between hand dermatitis and working in the healthcare industry
Children are at risk of:
· Living in urban areas
· Being African-American
The presence of highly educated parents.
· Attending child care
Suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Atopic dermatitis (also known as eczema) can have a number of complications, including:
Asthma and hayfever.These illnesses can occasionally be preceded by eczema.
Chronic itchy, scaly skin.When you scratch an itchy patch of skin, it only gets itchier, and eventually you may scratch out of habit, you have neurodermatitis (lichen simplex chronicus), which can make the skin on your body thick, leathery, and discolored.
Skin infections.You run a higher risk of catching bacteria and viruses, such as the herpes simplex virus, from scratching repeatedly enough to cause open sores and cracks in your skin.
Eye problems.Eye complications can show symptoms such as eye watering, blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelid), conjunctivitis (inflammation of the eyelid), and severe itching around the eyelids.
Irritant hand dermatitis.People whose jobs require them to frequently have wet hands and expose them to abrasive soaps, detergents, and disinfectants are particularly affected by this.
Allergic contact dermatitis.Many substances, including corticosteroids, which are frequently prescribed medications for atopic dermatitis patients, can result in an allergic skin reaction in patients with the condition.
Sleep problems.Your quality of sleep may be impacted by frequent awakenings brought on by the itch-scratch cycle.
Behavioral problems.Atopic dermatitis and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder have been linked in studies, particularly in children who also experience sleep disturbances.
Some of the top homoeopathic remedies for treating atopic dermatitis are listed below, but they must be carefully chosen and monitored.
SULPHUR 200Sulphur is one of the best treatments for atopic dermatitis, which is characterized by dry, scaly skin, intense itching, which is worse at night and warms up in bed, as well as dirty, unhealthy skin. Sulphur patients also have a marked aversion to bathing, and those who are sensitive to it have an odd craving for sweets. Sulphur is also effective for treating atopic dermatitis relapses during the spring or in damp weather.
GRAPHITES 200—Graphites are yet another effective treatment for atopic dermatitis that manifests in skin folds, such as the elbow, knee, groin, and neck bends, and causes either rawness with itching or eruptions with peculiar discharges that have the consistency of glue and are sticky in nature.
RHUS TOXICODENDRON 30The most effective treatment for atopic dermatitis with asthmatic symptoms is rhus tox, which is prescribed when the skin is either reddened with intense itching or covered in vesicular eruptions. Marked burning and scaling of the skin may also be present. Rhus tox complaints are most common during wet, rainy weather.
MEZEREUM 200Mezereum is a successful treatment for atopic dermatitis, which is characterized by weeping eruptions on the scalp, thick scab formations under which thick pus collects, thick discharges that matter the hair, highly offensive discharges that may encourage vermin breeding, and severe itching and burning, which is primarily at night.
ANAGALLIS ARVENSIS 3X—Anagallis works well for treating dermatitis of the hands and palms, which is especially bad on the palms.
NATRUM MURIATICUM 200The best treatment for atopic dermatitis with eruptions along the hairline is Natrum mur. These eruptions are dry with rawness of skin along the margin of the scalp. Dry eruptions also appear in the bend of the elbow and hollow of the knee. Warmth and heat aggravate the condition. Natrum mur patients have a particular craving for salt.
**KALI SULPHURICUM 30-** Kali sulphuricum is recommended when there is excessive epithelium peeling, itching, and burning on the affected area, along with a moist, yellowish base that remains on the skin after the epithelium peels.
Lycopodium patients experience gastric issues, a sweet tooth, and prefer hot food and beverages. The complaints are worse between 4 and 8 o’clock in the evening. **LYCOPODIUM CLAVATUM 200-**Lycopodium is effective for atopic dermatitis where hard, indurated skin with cracks is present. Bleeding also occurs.
PETROLEUM 200The best treatment for atopic dermatitis, which causes fissures and cracks with bleeding and thickened, dried-up skin covered in green-colored crusts, is petroleum. All symptoms are worse in the winter.
PIX LIQUIDA 30For eruptions on the back of the hands that cause deep cracks, bleeding, and excruciating itching, Pix Liquida is the best treatment.
CROTON TIG. 30When genital and testicular eruptions are discovered, ctroton tig is recommended.
GALPHIMIA GLAUCA 30 and HISTAMINUM 30When allergic rhinitis is present, atopic dermatitis responds best to the combination of Galphimia glauca and Histaminum.
HEPARSULPHURIS 30Hepar sulph is yet another effective treatment for moist atopic dermatitis, which itches in the skin’s folds and causes pimples to appear after scratching. Dermatitis is also effective for eruptions on the genitals and scrotum.
SEPIA OFFICINALIS 200– Sepia officinalis is a successful treatment for atopic dermatitis in isolated, circular spots. Sepia is also successful for dry dermatitis in the bends of the elbow and knee joints.
STAPHYSAGRIA 30Staphysagria is effective for treating dermatitis of the head, ears, face, and body.Thick dry scales that itch ferociously are a common symptom of dermatitis.Staphysagria is prescribed for dermatitis when scratching location of itching changes.
STREPTOCOCCINUM 1000Scratching is enjoyable and streptococcinum works well for dermatitis that returns after treatment.
VINCA MINOR 30When a person has atopic dermatitis of the scalp, moisture leaks from the scalp as a result of scratching, causing the hair to mat up. Vinca minor is effective for treating this condition.