Spotlight on Eczema
All about Eczema with a testimonial from one happy lady!
written by Donna Sadzius
Most people have either heard of eczema, or had experience with eczema in a family, member or with themselves before. It has become quite a common skin complaint. It causes red, itchy and dry skin, which can be very irritating! This is one condition that has a deep-seated cause and should be dealt with by your homeopath.
What is eczema?
Eczema is a common skin condition that affects both children and adults. It’s also known as atopic eczema, atopic dermatitis and allergic eczema.
Nobody knows exactly what causes eczema, but it can run in families. Many people with eczema also have other allergic conditions, including hay fever and asthma.
People with eczema have skin that doesn’t keep the moisture in very well, so it becomes dry and easily irritated. This causes chemicals to be released, which worsens the irritation and makes you want to scratch. But scratching only makes your skin more itchy and so the cycle repeats itself. This can be very frustrating!
What triggers eczema?
There are many things, known as triggers, that can make eczema symptoms worse, including:
- dry skin
- scratching the affected area
- viral or bacterial infections
- chemicals from swimming pools
- sand, especially from sandpits
- some types of carpet or grass
- animals or house dust mites
- allergens that you can breathe in, such as pollen
- artificial colours and preservatives
- perfumes, soap and chemicals
- woollen or synthetic fabrics
- heat or very hot rooms
Not all of these things will trigger a person’s eczema. It varies from person to person.
Using a lot of soap, grease, food or chemicals can damage the skin’s protective barrier, making it more likely that eczema will develop.
Symptoms of eczema
If you have eczema, you’ll have areas of red, dry, itchy skin, most commonly found in the creases of your elbows, wrists, neck and behind the knees.
Treatment of eczema
As with most conditions that need healing, it is suggested to remove the causative modality, and eczema certainly comes under this protocol. If you are unsure of what might be causing your eczema, then having allergy testing could be beneficial.
When it comes to treating your eczema with homeopathy, a diagnoses is not needed. This is because we take the whole person into consideration as well as the signs and symptoms of your eczema. From all this information a homeopathic medicine will be chosen that is the closest match to all your individual characteristics.
Eczema Case study
Below we have a wonderful case of eczema resolved beautifully from one of our homeopathy247 team, Georgina Wolf:
“I have suffered from chronic eczema for over 30 years. Yes, it has it’s better at times but recently I have encountered more and more flare-ups, mostly on my hands. I have tried most of the creams available from the doctors but to no avail, until I met Georgina.
I had begun to get run down, snappy and seemed to be getting one illness after another. I thought I have nothing to lose by trying homeopathy, and thank goodness I did! Georgina gave me a very in-depth consultation regarding my problems, and treated me accordingly with a very simple dosage of 3 pillules one to be taken night, morning, and night . She told me what to expect that my eczema could flare-up, and it did, but not to worry that’s the remedy doing its job.
She also provided me with what I describe as Georgina’s magic cream. It soothed my eczema like nothing else. It reduced the itch and swelling, and within a few days my skin was well on the way to healing properly without the use of steroid cream.
As for the homeopathic remedy? WOW, I feel great and I’m back to being relaxed and able to sleep. How does it get better than that!
I cant recommend this lady enough. She has been not only a fantastic person, but an amazing consultant who is there every step of the way.”
GAYNOR FARR – STOKE ON TRENT March 2020
*Sources: The Australasian College of Dermatologists (Dermatitis/Eczema), WA Government (Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)), Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) (Eczema Action Plan), ASCIA (Eczema)