Skin eczema is an autoimmune disorder wherein the skin overreacts to certain triggers in or outside the body resulting in inflammation and lesions. Eczema is also known as atopic dermatitis. Read on to know its symptoms, causes, side effects of conventional treatment and how homeopathy treats it effectively.
Symptoms of skin eczema
The common skin eczema symptoms are as follows.
- Dry skin
- Patchy and rough skin
- Intense itching on the skin with occasional bleeding
- Skin eruptions
- Chronic scratching
- Redness, heat and swelling on the affected area
- Formation of a thick leather-like layer over the affected areas of the skin
- Darkening of skin in long-standing cases
- Discharge of an oozing watery and sticky liquid from the affected area
In chronic skin eczema, the symptoms persist for a long period of time and tend to be recurring in nature.
Causes of skin eczema
Several factors are responsible for causing skin eczema. Several studies have suggested many factors, including genetic as well as environmental factors that are responsible for triggering skin eczema.
Environmental allergens include house dust, sand, pollen, smoke, moulds, animal dander etc. Dietary allergens include milk and milk products, fish, soy, eggs, peanuts, etc. Contact with irritant substances such as certain forms of clothing, cleaning products, cosmetics, detergents, jewellery, metals such as nickel, perfumes, rubber, soaps, watches, etc. can also cause skin eczema.
Skin eczema is usually caused due to inflammation; in most cases, allergy triggers skin eczema. It has been observed that quite often, patients who suffer from skin eczema have a family history of allergy. In some cases, patients having other allergies may perhaps also develop skin eczema. Alteration in temperature and humidity can cause skin eczema. Apart from this, low immunity triggers this disease.
Complications of skin eczema
Listed below are the complications associated with skin eczema.
- Lack of sleep can decrease productivity at home and at work
- Higher health costs and more health-related problems
- Adults with skin eczema are embarrassed by themselves and fear social interactions
- Offensive discharge
- Post-inflammatory de-pigmentation
Conventional treatment for skin eczema
Conventional treatment includes topical immune suppressants, topical calcineurin inhibitors, phototherapy, and oral immune-suppressant. The effectiveness and long-term safety with conventional treatment in adult patients with atopic dermatitis are insufficient. The possible side effects of conventional treatment include chemical dermatitis, thinning of the skin, discolouration of the skin, burns, increases risk of cancer, and liver toxicity.
How homeopathy treats the skin eczema?
Homeopathy considers typical signs and symptoms of an eczematous patch presented by the patients. Further, past and family history also helps the physician for the diagnosis of skin eczema. The advantages of homeopathy treatment include improved dermatitis, internal healing through oral medicine, no side effects and no toxicity. Homeopathy treatment helps to avoid side effects as seen with steroids such as thinning of the skin, atrophy of the skin, and secondary, fungal and bacterial infections of the skin. One must keep in mind that the treatment duration may vary from patient to patient, depending on several factors, namely, the duration of skin eczema, its extent and severity, and the previous history of treatment. Nevertheless, the homeopathy treatment has multiple benefits to offer to every patient of skin eczema and, hence, it is strongly suggested for all cases.
Homeopathic medicine is selected on the basis of the totality of characteristic symptoms and through individualization which covers your background, has the capability to cure you at the deeper level which leads to permanent restoration of health. So, it is strongly recommended to book an appointment with your homeopath and visit your nearest homeopathy clinic as soon as you notice skin eczema symptoms.