Eczema – Living a life free of steroids.

Joe’s mum booked an online appointment with me in June last year. He was only 2 years old and came for his eczema, which was extremely severe. It had begun at 9 weeks old. Joe was a very allergic child with a constant streaming nose and a history of ear infections. To date he had over 12 courses of antibiotics for either his skin, ears or chest infections. He had been hospitalised on several occasions for his eczema, which would leave him itchy, red raw and screaming in agony. When his skin flared there was barely an inch that wasn’t open, sore or weeping.

Steroid creams were applied around the clock, and piriton for his wheeze and allergies (hay fever) Mum said she felt sad that they couldn’t enjoy the simple things like going to swimming pools, messy play or holidays, as everything flared Joe’s skin.

There was a bit of an aggressive side to Joe. He would be very slap happy with his peers and would often bite his Mum when he became frustrated. He had a constant runny nose and a bit of a wheeze on his chest. High fevers and swollen glands were a regular occurrence.

I started Joe off on Tub 200c, hoping to see some relief to his eczema suffering, I figured his behaviour was an outward expression of the pain and irritation he was feeling from his skin.

July 2018: six weeks later and Joe is a different child. I cannot believe the transformation. The skin is incredible! The nose has dried up and the aggression is barely there are no biting. The only eczema remaining is a couple of patches in the folds of his elbows, which is where it initially began (this is a good sign for a homeopath as it tells us that the body is healing and symptoms are resolving in the reverse order they appeared) Mum has not used any steroids or piriton for 6 weeks and has torn up her repeat prescriptions!
Shortly after the Tub 200c Joe developed a hacking cough that lasted 3-4 days, he was sick a few times from the cough and then it cleared. His sleep improved and his skin started to dry out and heal up. I repeated the Tub 200c as there is still some residual eczema and a slight trace of aggression is still there.

September 2018: On the third appointment the skin of the elbows has healed further, nothing is visible to the eye and the only sign of the eczema is a slight sandpapery feel to the arm creases.
Behaviour wise Joe is a lot more content and there has been no aggression towards anyone. The chest is better and generally Joe is a different child from the one i met 3 months ago. Last time I heard all was going well and the skin is still clear. Possibly some more hay fever work to do in the spring if it becomes an issue, but for now he’s eczema free and off the steroids, which is my goal for any child (or adult) in Joe’s situation.

Response in this case was very fast, children have a very good capacity to heal when given the right remedy. A well matched constitutional remedy will have a broad action on the body. Not just on the physical complaints, but also mental & emotional factors too. So for Joe the skin was just one element to his case, the weak chest, repeated ear infections and the aggression were all calmed by the same remedy, a remedy that suited him as an individual. We call this the constitutional approach, and in practice I see it is as a very powerful tool in the healing of many illnesses and afflictions.

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First published to Steemit 04/01/2019

Pompholyx (Dyshidrotic) Eczema Treated By Homeopathy

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This was a case of a 9 year old girl who came to see me in May this year, chronic pompholyx eczema on her hands and feet. been a problem for several years. Many trips to the doctor and lots of steroid creams only ever gave temporary relief. Steroid creams act in a suppressive way, once they are stopped the condition usually returns. Steroid creams aren’t safe to be used constantly as they thin the skin and make it more fragile and damaged with long term use.

Monica’s hands and feet were always sweaty and the eczema would itch and blister. her feet were scarred from years of eruptions and scabs. Monica was starting to become more self conscious of her feet and hands and her dad brought her to see me in May after another unsuccessful trip to the GP, and yet another prescription for a steroid cream.

monica-B4I gave Monica the remedy Silica, in 30c potency, one a night for a week. Silica being an excellent skin remedy when there is the presence of extreme sweating to the hands and feet. Monica did not sweat excessively anywhere else on her body. Silica is also well indicated for skin scarring and slow to heal wounds so I felt this was the appropriate remedy at this time.

6 Weeks later….

The skin was starting to heal, there were no new eruptions of the eczema and the sweating was subsiding. I was told that when her dad held her hand on a walk he couldn’t believe that it wasn’t sweaty anymore!

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August 2017

This was the second (and last) appointment I had with Monica. As you can see from the photo below, the hands and feet are now soft and free of scars and eczema. All of this was achieved in 3 months, with one remedy, after years of steroid creams failed to achieve a permanent resolution. Even through a hot summer with her feet in trainers, Monica’s feet remain free from the eczema that blighted much of her early childhood.

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