Constant hand washing harms your eczema Homeopathy can help
Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a common skin condition, marked by inflamed and itchy patches of skin. It is more common in toddlers and children and it often occurs on their faces. It can also appear behind the knees and inside the elbows of teenagers and adults.
Causes of Eczema
The exact eczema cause is still unknown. It is believed that eczema is caused by a combination of factors that include abnormal functioning of the immune system, genetics, irritants in the environment, defects in the skin barrier that allows germs in and moisture out etc. Other things that can irritate your skin include perfume, soaps and cleansers, makeup, solvents, chlorine and cigarette smoke amongst others.
Signs and Symptoms
The symptoms of atopic dermatitis may vary depending on the age of the individual with the condition. Rashes can be especially prominent on the neck, face, and around the eyes, but can also cover much of the body. Rashes can be permanently itchy and can cause very dry skin. Eczema in children is less scaly compared to adults.
The appearance of eczema skin will depend on how much individual scratches, as scratching can make the itchiness and inflammation worse. In fact, there isn’t really any lab test required to diagnose this condition. Your doctor will probably diagnose it just by looking at your skin and going through your medical history.
Eczema and hand washing
We have been washing our hands more now, which is a good thing in this fight against COVID-19. Effective hand washing is the best way to prevent the spread of germs but washing your hands too much may also cause eczema, or worsen the condition if you already have it.
Most hand cleansers and sanitizers are alkaline-based which can disrupt your skin’s healthy pH level. This is a big dilemma for people with sensitive skin. Dermatologists are seeing a rise in a form of eczema caused by repeated hand washing.
You can always opt for mild hand cleansers but if you are someone that suffers from severe eczema, you are going to need treatment sooner or later. We can’t stop washing our hands, not now especially. What we need is a treatment method that not only prevents eczema symptoms effectively but also does not pose other side-effects.
Homeopathic treatment of eczema
Homeopathic treatment of eczema is your best option in treating this skin disease. As far as chronic skin conditions go, homeopathy has produced great results. Homeopathy not only heals the outer symptoms of eczema but also heals it from the inside by going after the principal cause.
Over the past 35 years, Dr Batra's™ has treated eczema patients with an individualized approach. Our homeopathic doctors take all the contributing factors into account before arriving at a conclusion. We examine each patient’s medical, genetic and lifestyle history thoroughly. This helps to come up with specialized homeopathic medicines for eczema, for each individual.
Homeopathic remedies can be taken along with the conventional medicines for eczema-like your topical creams and oral steroids, and will still be equally effective. Homeopathy treats eczema by making sure the condition doesn’t reappear in the future.
So, if you suffer from flaky, itchy or dry skin? Get yourself checked at our nearest homeopathy clinic. Book an online appointment and notice the wonders of homeopathy.