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Homeopathy calms eczema misery effectively

Atopic dermatitis, or eczema, typically presents with dry, red and itchy skin. It can also appear with cracks that may or may not bleed, along with eruptions that ooze and swell. This may be limited to one area, or can be extensive. Most commonly, eczema tends to affect the creases of the knees, elbows, neck, scalp, buttocks, face and chest. Come winter, eczema tends to flare up in some individuals.

A drop in humidity is one of main reasons why eczema intensifies in winter. This need not shake us up. It can managed, or controlled, with timely homeopathic treatment and appropriate skin care. Homeopathy helps in treating the root cause of eczema, such as heredity, food allergies, contact with allergic substances and environmental factors.

Most of us prefer hot water bath in winter. This can rob our skin of essential oils and lead to dryness. A lukewarm bath is better suited in winter. Besides, you should keep your bath time short, as also use a mild, non-allergic soap. Apply Dr Batra’s® Moisturiser on your skin after shower; if your skin gets dry, after a few hours, reapply the moisturiser and liberally so. You may also use petroleum jelly on eczematous patches with good results.

Your diet is another aspect that should be taken care of. A moderate intake of nuts, such as almonds, walnuts and pistachios are good sources of essential fatty acids (EFAs); they support optimal skin health. In addition, one should include canola oil, soybean, flaxseed, olives, pumpkin seeds and leafy vegetables, in daily diet. One should also remain well hydrated. Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water daily, and reduce the intake of tea, coffee and fizzy beverages.

In a clinical trial conducted at Obitsu Sankei Hospital, Saitama, Japan, 75-80 per cent of patients with unrelenting eczema showed better improvement with homeopathic medicines and greater satisfaction resulting from homeopathic treatment. The homeopathic remedy, Petroleum, is useful for eczema that gets worse in winter. Take it in the 30C potency, 5-6 pills, twice daily, till the eczematous condition improves, or gets better. Consult a professional homeopath, if your symptoms do not improve, or get better, within two weeks.