Skin Allergies-Types and Homeo treatment

Allergy has become a common problem to humans in the modern scenario. The causes are many ranging from foods to environmental pollutions. Dust allergy is now a prevalent disease especially in Middle East countries. Homoeopathy is highly effective in the treatment of allergies and fully capable of stimulating the organism to heal to the point of complete relief from all allergy symptoms. Homoeopathy, addresses the cause of the sensitivity to allergens at the deepest possible level, avoiding the allergen (the substance responsible for the allergic response) or resorting to suppression of symptoms through ongoing symptomatic treatment becomes unnecessary once this sensitivity has been eliminated.

At Care Homeo, we provide a very special treatment package for allergy due to dust pollen, chemicals, smog and other types of air pollution. In Gulf countries, sand wind is one of the main reasons for chronic cold and allergy. This can be completely cured within months.

Types of Allergies:


Eczema: 

Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is the most common cause of skin rash in children. Eczema often improves over time. People with eczema are more vulnerable to skin infections. A common symptom of eczema is dry, red, irritated and itchy skin. Sometimes, especially when infected, the skin may have small, fluid-filled eruptions that ooze a clear or yellowish liquid.

Hives or urticaria: 

Urticaria may or may not be due to an allergic reaction.Hives are raised red patches or bumps or welts that appear on the body. Acute urticaria is most commonly caused by exposure to an allergen or by an infection. Hives are a type of skin inflammation caused by the release of a chemical in the body called histamine. The most common cause is contact with an allergic trigger, such as particular food or medication. Non-allergic causes, such as excessively hot or cold weather, sun exposure, or exercise also causes urticaria.

Contact dermatitis: 

Contact dermatitis is a reaction that appears when the skin comes in contact with an irritant or an allergen. Symptoms can include a rash, blisters, itching and burning. Soaps, laundry detergents, metals, adhesives, topical medications, plants, etc can cause contact dermatitis.

Bug bites: 

Bug bites cause skin irritation, resulting in itching. Mosquito and spider bites often produce a small bite mark that is surrounded by a red patch on the skin. Bites from bed bugs and mites create a bigger rash and can cause itchiness all over the body.

Psychological: 

People may experience an itching feeling without any physical reasons. Some mental health condition such as obsessive compulsive disorder, can make a person feel as if their skin is crawling, with an intense urge to scratch.

Other causes: 

Itching can also be caused by fungal and parasitic infections or underlying systemic medical conditions. Nerve disorders caused by diabetes, pinched nerves, and shingles can cause severe itching. Uremia is a broad syndrome that occurs when the kidneys are severely damaged and cannot filter toxins from the body resulting in itching.

The following steps may help reduce itching:

  • Using mild moisturizing cream on the skin and applying it at least once or twice each day
  • Wet compress to the affected area
  • Lukewarm wash or bath
  • Mild soaps without perfumes for bath and using mild detergent when washing also prevents dermatitis.
  • Avoiding substances that irritate the skin or cause an allergic reaction such as nickel, jewelry, etc.
  • And the most important self-care measure is to avoid scratching. Scratching can lead to further inflammation and damage to the skin and can worsen the itching.


Homoeopathic medicines for skin allergies and itching:

Some of the best remedies for itching and skin allergies are:

Arsenicum album: 

It is useful in treating skin ailments such as chronic urticaria, chronic eczema and psoriasis. The rash might be papular and cause a burning sensation. Wheals, which are induced due to consistent exposure to cold can also be remedied by this remedy.

Apis Mellifica: 

It is useful when urticarial infections have a sudden onset with a widespread appearance of welts. Hives that spread all over the body and bed rashes can also be treated with this drug.

Hepar Sulphur: 

This drug is helpful in treating moist eruptions on skin folds and the joints. The skin in such cases is prone to suppuration and becomes very sensitive. This can also be used in eczematous scalp and cases wherein the skin becomes very sensitive.

Caladium: 

It is most commonly used in case of asthmatics who suffer from rashes. This kind of rash alternates with the asthma attacks.

Medorrhinum:

Babies having rashes around their anus, diaper rash are generally recommended.

Psorinum: 

Psorinum is one of the most wonderful medicines for skin rash and itching in the bend of joints, for example the hollow of the knee or elbow. Itching is intolerable and the skin gets raw or may even start to bleed from intense and continuous scratching. So severe is the condition that the person often finds it hard to even sleep.

Calcarea carbonica: 

This remedy is suited to people who are chilly with clammy hands and feet, and tend to develop eczema and cracking skin that is worse in the winter.

Graphites: 

Indicated for tough or leathery skin with cracks and soreness, and often have a long-term history of skin disorders. The areas behind the ears, around the mouth, or on the hands are often cracked, with a golden oozing discharge that hardens into crusts. Itching is worse from getting warm in bed, and the person will often scratch the irritated places till they bleed

Hepar sulphuris: 

This remedy may be helpful to very sensitive, chilly people whose eczema is extremely sore and becomes infected easily. The skin, especially on the hands and feet, looks chapped and deeply cracked and is very slow to heal.

Mezereum:

 Intensely itching eruptions start as blisters, then ooze and form thick crusts, and scratching can lead to thickened skin. Cold applications often help the itch.

Rhus toxicodendron: 

Rashes, urticaria, eczema and blister like eruptions that look red and swollen, itch intensely, and are soothed by hot applications.

Sulphur:

 Intense burning, itching, inflamed eruptions that are worse from warmth and worse from bathing suggest a need for this remedy. Affected areas may be red, with scaling or crusted skin. Eruptions can be either dry or moist.

Petroleum:

 It is indicated for extremely dry skin and tends to crack, especially on the fingertips and palms. Eczema is worse in winter, with deep, sore cracks that often bleed. The person feels a cold sensation after scratching. Itching is worse at night and from getting warm in bed.