Note. Skin affections ares merely local manifestations of some
constitutional affection. They represent the effort of nature to
get rid of some poison in the system, congenital or acquired, which
effort should not be suppressed but abetted. The indications for
our remedies will not only aid in this by correction of the soil,
but also avoid the dangers of suppression by external applications.
Homeopathic Remedies & Homeopathy Treatment for Skin
our great remedy for all sorts of skin diseases, no doubt often
mis-prescribed, and hence frequently disappoints. The symptoms calling
for it are very clear; there are moist scabby eruptions on the scalp,
face, bends of joints, between fingers and behind the ears. The
corners of the mouth and eyes are cracked, bleeding and oozing a
gluey, honey-like, thick, tenacious discharge, a fissured eczema
is the type. Great itching always accompanies the eruption. The
skin may be dry and horny. The hair is dry and falls out. Lycopodium.
Dry scaly eruptions. Calcarea carbonica. Eczema on scalp which extends
to face. Crusts are white, and on awakening, in the morning especially,
the child will scratch furiously.
A useful remedy in all cases of skin troubles when the skin is thickened,
such as in chronic eczema, psoriasis and chronic urticaria. The
sensations are itching, burning and swelling, it also has papules,
nettle rash and pimples. Burning sensitive ulcers with offensive
discharges. It is almost a specific for hives from shell fish, which
itch and burn, and for repercussed hives. Pustules form into scabs.
Pellagra may find its simillimum in Arsenicum. Bovista. Baker's
and grocer's itch, and eruption on the back of the hands. It is
also recommended in pellagra, also phosphorus and Argentum nitricum.
Sepia. Dry desquamation. Ringworm. Rhus. Vesicles on an erysipelatous
base. Clematis. Rawness, worse washing, moist eruption.
The great characteristic of this remedy is the aggravation from
washing; this, with scratching, makes the parts burn intensely.
The skin is rough, coarse and measly, and there is much soreness
in the folds of the skin and a tendency to pustular eruptions. Dryness
and heat of scalp, with intense itching, especially at night, and
scratching causes soreness; wetting makes it burn. Eczema erythematosum.
Eruption of yellow crusts. Eruption at the margin of the hair. Dearborn
says Sulphur 6 will cure more pruritus than any other drug. It is
our great antiseptic. Selenium. Itching in folds of skin and about
ankle joints. Hair falls out with eczematous eruptions. Antimonium
crudum. Thick callosities on the skin. Deficient growth of nails.
Honey colored crusts on heads of children; cracking in the nostrils
and corners of mouth. Antimonium tartaricum. Variola. Impetigo of
scrotum. Thuja. Warts and eczema following vaccination. Also an
excellent remedy in the higher potencies for acne facialis. Natrum
muriaticum. Dry scaly or herpetic eruption of little water blisters
in bends of joints, hydroa labialis, fever blisters. Moist eczema
without much itching. The Natrum muriaticum patient continually
suffers from "hang nails." (Hepar, Rhus, Natrum muriaticum,
Arsenicum, cold sores.) Herpes circinatus. Eczema, with thick scabs
oozing pus. Urticaria, with itching about the joints when occurring,
with intermittent fever worse at seashore. Kreosote. Eruptions on
the extensor surfaces of joints. Berberis aquifolia. Scaly pustular
eruptions on the face. It is one of the most reliable remedies in
the cure of psoriasis. Hydrocotyle. Great dryness and desquamation
of the epidermis. Acne rosacea. Its special field is in psoriasis
and Dearborn praises it in leprosy. The writer cured a case of inveterate
psoriasis universale with this remedy. Dr. H.V. Halbert, of Chicago,
considered Thyroidine in the 3X or 30X potency as worthy a trial
in psoriasis. He reports excellent results from its use. Indications
are a dry and impoverished skin, cold hands and feet. Psoriasis
is a pregrowth symptom of cancer. The condition of the skin should
always be noted, being the great organ of elimination of poisons.
Borax was considered by Dr. McClatchey as curative of many cases
of psoriasis, and indeed it corresponds to many symptoms of this
disease. Petroleum. Pictures pure eczema with its thick scabs, oozing
pus and rhagades; the skin is harsh and dry, the finger tips crack
and the hands chap. It is especially suitable to eczema behind the
ears. Use the 12X potency.
Baehr considers this remedy the best one in crust lactea. There
is great itching, which is worse when the patient is warm or wrapped
up. There are small vesicles with terrible itching, and the great
characteristic is that the secretion dries quickly, producing scabs
from beneath which an acrid thick pus oozes. Crusts and itching
are the features. Herpes zoster, with neuralgic pains along the
nerves. Nux juglans. Tinea favosa on scalp, behind ears, itching
worse at night, preventing sleep.
#Rhus toxicodendron. [Rhus-t]
Vesicular eruption characterizes Rhus, so it becomes a remedy in
herpes, eczema, pemphigus and prurigo. It is useful in right-sided
zoster with extensive vesication and perhaps accompanied with rheumatic
pains. The skin is covered with numerous vesicles, there is great
itching and tingling, the skin is often swollen and oedematous and
these vesicles have a red areola around them. the symptoms are all
worse at night, in damp weather and in winter. Rapid vesication
and angry-looking skin are characteristics. Apis. More burning and
stinging and more oedema. Cantharis. Large blisters with smarting
and burning. Croton tiglium. Small blisters with much itching. Hughes
says that Croton relieves the itching of eczema rapidly and permanently.
Anacardium. Small blisters with an umbilicated center. The eruption
itches excessively and burns. The remedy has been used successfully
in Rhus poisoning. Dolichos. Itching without eruption. the writer
has a number of times verified this symptom. It will sometimes control
diabetic itching, and it is especially useful in senile pruritus.
Worse at night. Worse across the shoulders. Fagopyrum. Itching worse
by scratching. With here and there red blotches which are sore.
The hairy portions of the body itch more.