Eczema is a common skin condition amongst kids and varies in terms of severity from a few small patches on the skin to something a lot more severe, which covers most of the body. While there are a host of allopathic treatments available, they tend to be palliative, rather than curative and may leave a bunch of side effects.

When eczema is extremely severe, it can have an effect on the entire family. Complicated creaming and bandaging routines can indeed be extremely time consuming and could interrupt life as they know it. People often count on homeopathy to find treatment for this problematic ailment.

Before prescribing any treatment it is important that we understand what causes the problem. Eczema could be caused due to other allergic reactions or other medical problems in the family, and therefore it is important to delve deep in to the family medical history and learn about pregnancy, birth, and early life of the child.

The choice is remedies is vast, one of the ways is to choose constitutional remedy, which not only suits the skin condition, but also the overall person. Under homeopathy, remedies include treatments such as Arsenicum album, Sulphur and calc carb.

In the case of eczema, it’s often family history of allergic conditions. Often it is also noted in various situations for children, like the birth of a new baby, or separation from a parent or care-giver, introduction of new foods, or some other illness that may seem unrelated or vaccinations too could worsen the problem. The good news is that treatments under homeopathy can be useful in these situations.

Local treatments
Treatment can be used based on certain local symptoms as well. Sulphur can be used for an itchy, red and burning rash, which gets worse with heat and water. Graphites can be used for cracking and crusty eczema, which tends to ooze sticky type of honey coloured fluid. Local treatments can be used in the form of creams, tinctures and ointments.

Changes in Lifestyle
Over and above homeopathic treatments, a few lifestyle changes will have to be adhered to as well. Children should switch to a diet that is fresh, and is rid of additives. Some children may have a reaction to certain foods, and those should definitely be avoided.

Eczema may seem like a superficial condition, however, it could be linked to an extremely complicated history, and the only way treat the condition is to delve deep in to the matter and understand what is truly causing issues.

Speak with a Registered Holistic Nutritionist or get in touch with a Homeopath to learn how you can take care of this issue in a natural and effective manner.