Homeopathy offers research proven and highly effective treatment for skin diseases which has been scientifically documented. Contrary to the allopathic treatment which is governed by the use of cortisone or steroids, homeopathic treatment for skin ailments is extremely curative, safe and long lasting.
Care of Skin, hair and nails stands foremost in health care. It has been found that around 10% of the consultation in primary care is for skin troubles. The conventional medical system believes that skin disorders are exclusively local ailment and rest of the body has nothing to do with it. So, they are always concerned with removing the local affection by using the local or systemic, antihistamines, antibacterial or antifungal, even corticosteroids and in severe cases cauterization. As a result the toxin which nature wanted to throw away from the body by creating skin eruptions is pushed back inside. Thus we find momentarily relief but in long run relapses and recurrences are observed. Such relapses not only increase the duration of the disease but also make the symptoms more violent. Moreover if the skin disease is suppressed by the above mentioned techniques, some new diseases develops or in few cases skin diseases starts alternating with some other diseases.
Homeopathy on other hand considers all symptoms, however superficial to be manifestations of some sort of inner disorder. Homeopathy recognizes the need to heal mind, body and spirit and paying attention to all the patient’s symptoms.
Disease according to homeopathy may be psychological, inherited, miasmatic or multifactorial and multifaceted.
Homeopathy also believes that treatment especially for skin diseases is always concerned with treating the underlying disorder either simultaneously or subsequently, i.e. Cessante causa, cessat effectus. This underlying disorder can be in the form of Miasms which provide fertile soil for disease organisms to grow.
The homeopathic treatment for ailments is based on the individual case study of the patient’s disease, its causes, its spread, the area affected, the genetic pattern, mindset and so on. The medicines thus designed are addressed towards correcting the immunity.
Homeopathy offers excellent treatment which has a high success rate .It corrects the altered immune system hence gives deep level healing and offers long lasting cure.
It is absolutely harmless, safe and non-toxic.
Skin ailments seen range from simple fungal infection, nappy rash to more serious conditions like atopic dermatitis & psoriasis. One comes across a lot of these cases in homeopathic practice. In homoeopathy, we believe that any physical ailment is an expression of the mental state of the person, so is true with skin disease. Therefore, when treating a skin disease, all the aspects of the patient- his development, his temperament, fears, moods, cravings, aversions are all taken into account.
Homeopathy has a good scope in treating skin diseases; in fact it may not be an exaggeration to say that most patients with skin diseases approach a homeopath sooner or later, if not for medication then for consultation. Homeopathic remedies not only remove the complaint but also the tendency of the complaint to recur; they have been repeatedly found to be efficacious in the field of Dermatology. Seborrhic dermatitis is another common skin ailment that one comes across in practice. It presents as scaling of skin of the scalp with yellow discharge & hair fall leaving patches of baldness. Excellent results have been observed after use of homeopathic medicines in these cases.
A wart is another skin ailment which is very successfully treated with homeopathic medicine. Warts are growths of skin, which may be found on fingers, palms, soles, around neck, on face. These may be cauliflower like growths. Homeopathic remedies given on constitutional basis, has shown wonderful results wherein the warts fall off. Local applications even of homeopathic remedies is strictly contraindicated for treatment of wants, so is cauterization or any others means of removal of want. Intercurrent homeopathic remedies given along with the constitutional remedy enhances the response.
Scabies is another common skin ailment. It is an infectious disease which causes burrows in the webs of the fingers, toes. The disease spreads quite rapidly to all family members, even if a single individual is affected. Therefore the whole family has to be treated. Medicines that are given on the basis of totality of the symptomatology give the best results.
Atopic Dermatitis is a hypersensitive reaction of the body where the skin is affected. The skin shows redness with itching, there may also be oozing. Also secondary infection may lead to discharge of pus and blood. Bilateral symmetry may be observed in atopic dermatitis. Homeopathic medicines produce very good result in these cases as they act on the immune system and reduce this increased reactivity of the body. Constitutional homeopathic remedy given after detailed case taking & examination works the best. Local applications are contra indicated when on homeopathic medicines. Occasionally, one or two acute exacerbations may take place but no medicines that would suppress the disease should be used. Any secondary infection that takes place can also be managed using homeopathic remedies.
Fungal infection in kids -The most common skin problem encountered especially in infants is fungal infection in folds – in neck, around the knees, between buttocks and groin region. This is common more in infants who are obese. It presents with marked redness of the skin in these folds. Usually, this infection settles by taking proper hygienic measures and keeping the part dry, but if it persists then proper medication is required.