In this post, I want to share with you the top 5 eczema treatments that are homeopathic and really work.
Since I started taking in clients as a student-homeopath in 2016, I have noticed how common eczema is among both my own clients and others.
But before going into the remedies as well as my own success with treating eczema, it’s always proper to review the basics of eczema before fighting it.
Eczema is a very common skin disorder that affects millions of people around the world, both men and women as well as young and old.
There are actually different types of eczema, but the most common one that most people get is known as atopic dermatitis.
Eczema generally affects behind the ears, wrists, hands, elbows, and knees.
If it’s not treated and it progressed, it can travel to other places in the body.
Eczema generally comes along with itchiness, burning, and stinging sensations on the infected area.
Some people are worse at different seasons and temperatures.
For example, some people feel worse when heated in bed, especially at night. Some may be even worse from constant sunlight, more so if the temperature is very warm outside.
In more chronic cases of eczema, a person may complain about his or her eczema if he or she is unable to go out or focus on something for a long period of time, or anything along those lines.
Click here to see a great resource containing more information on eczema.
The Mind-Body Connection of Eczema
There is no question that diet and lifestyle play a crucial role in healing or worsening eczema for a person, especially if it is acute eczema.
However, for more chronic conditions of eczema, the root cause of eczema may not be as physical of a cause as you may think.
According to interesting research, eczema is directly linked to a specific conflict around separation, as are most skin issues.
Read this interesting explanation of the health connection between eczema and the mind:
Eczema is related to a conflict of simple separation, often a fear of being left alone. Children most often have eczema that is spread over the whole body (in the repair phase) following a conflict of separation, because the separation affects the child’s whole being. Adults are more likely to have a localized pathology in a specific part of the body, because the experience is more subtle.
( Source: Flèche, Christian (2008-06-18). The Biogenealogy Sourcebook: Healing the Body by Resolving Traumas of the Past (Kindle Locations 804-807). Inner Traditions/Bear & Company. Kindle Edition.)
Knowing this piece of valuable information will help us better identify the correct homeopathic remedy for a person’s acute or chronic eczema. As you’ll see below, many homeopaths including myself have successfully used these mind-body techniques to help clients with their eczema related issues.
Homeopathy For Eczema
Homeopathy has had a major track record in helping people who have dealt with both short-term or long lasting eczema. Even some of the clinical research shows it as well.
However, due to the sensitivity of eczema on the skin, especially when it worsens, it is highly recommended to take homeopathic remedies in water and at potencies no higher than a 30C. To have an aggravation from too high a potency is not pretty.
Eczema in Children
Dealing with eczema in children is no different than dealing with an adult.
As with an adult, take the case of the child’s skin itself and check basic disposition of the child.
Top 5 Eczema Treatments That Are Homeopathic
There are plenty of homeopathic remedies that are known to fight eczema effectively, whether acute or chronic.
Therefore, it’s always best to use a good materia medica and repertory to narrow down the best remedy for the person as a whole, which includes eczema and its specific expressions.
For convenient sake’s I’ve decided to share with you the 5 well known homeopathic remedies that are the most commonly used remedies for people dealing with eczema:
Sulphur is considered by many to be the #1 most common remedy for eczema. This remedy is a major polycrest that has a variety of physical, mental, and emotional uses, especially when it comes to skin.
Persons needing Sulphur will usually have very severe itching that may be painful, burning or pleasurable.
The person will constantly scratch his or her eczema until there is oozing or bleeding.
Sulphur will tend to be moist, although they can also be dry. They will be located on any variety of places on the body.
Their eczema is worse from…
- at night.
- getting into contact with wool.
Cold or cold applications alleviate their eczema.
Sulphur is known as a very effective remedy for children’s eczema as well.
Another major skin remedy, Graphites is targeted to eczema that is dry with thick yellow or honey-like discharges. A person needing Graphites will have deep cracks on the skin and their skin is very slow to heal. It is also very rough and unhealthy skin to begin with.
Eczema will generally be located in the folds of the skin or behind the ears.
Their eczema is worse from the night and heat and suppression of eczema will cause people needing Graphites to deep ailments such as asthma or ulcers.
Arsenicum is well known in eczema where there are burning pains along with itching, and the person will constantly scratch his or her skin when the skin is raw.
Click here to learn more about Arsenicum in eczema and for other ailments.
Mezereum is a wonderful skin remedy that works well with eczema.
People needing this remedy will have unbearable itching with their eczema. Their eczema will look cracked and geometric, like cracked mud.
This remedy is very well known for eczemas the erupt on the scalp with thick, white flakes flakes and pus coming from under the scabs.
Consider this remedy when properly picked, constitutional remedies fail.
Eczema in people needing Petroleum will always be painfully dry. It is also suited for patients that work with their hands, especially with chemicals. Listen up carpenters, hairdressers and the like!
The spot where the eczema is located tends to be cold.
They are usually found on the fingertips, but may also be found on other places of the body as well.
Petroleum eczema will consist of small vesicles that break open and crust over. The skin itself will look thick and dirty.
Petroleum is more suited to people whose eczema is worse from cold, winter weather, unlike other eczema remedies.
This remedy is basically the same as Sulphur.
Psorinum is good for people that have a lot of despair and depression associated with eczema. This is one key way to differentiate it from Sulphur.
Consider Psorinum if Sulphur was given, but it didn’t work.
My Own Experience With Eczema
Before ending this article, I want to share with you my amazing experience of helping others with eczema…
One of my first clients that came to me for homeopathic care was a 22 year old Orthodox Jewish man.
This person had eczema for about 7 years before he came to me.
Here was his eczema when he first came to me:
The idea that eczema is linked to a conflict around separation came to my head while talking on the phone with him before our consultation.
With this in mind, I asked him the following question: “Did you go through any sort of separation around the time that you first had the eczema?”
At first, he thought I was nuts.
But after some thought, he admitted that he really did. In short, he described his story of how he became religious since he was in high school. He explained how his transition from a secular to a religious lifestyle was a tough separation.
And ever since the time he experienced those feelings, he has had eczema that never seemed to go away.
Chosen Remedy & Results
Without going into too many details about his personality and overall situation, I decided to give him Sulphur 30C in water. He took the remedy 3 times only.
This is what his eczema looked like after 1 month:
Other than this, he also noticed major positive shifts in other many other areas such as mood, spirituality, sleep, and more! He is still a close client and friend of mine to this day.