When our immune system becomes hyperactive, it may develop sensitivity even to outside harmless environmental allergens and start producing histamine.
These allergens may include pollens, plants like poison ivy, chemicals, fiber, smoke, etc.
So when these allergens come in contact with the skin, the immune system becomes alert and starts developing antibodies to act against the invaders.
This results in rashes, bumps or redness in the associated area, the intensity of which may depend upon the type of skin allergy developed.
One can choose ointments, antihistamines, corticosteroids, and other conventional medications but at the cost of side effects and various other health issues.
These medications provide you an immediate relief by suppressing your outer symptoms. But, as symptoms are only an indication of body’s internal defence to recalibrate the body back to its natural form, these may in turn seek another vent . Thus a recurring pattern is created whereby the body keeps creating outside physical symptoms unless the root cause is treated.
A homeopathic treatment works through the internal cause of the illness/disorder rather than with the outer symptoms.
Once the root cause is treated, a relief from the symptoms is naturally achieved.
Since all allergies stem from a disturbed immune system, allergy treatment in homeopathy tries to manage the condition by moderating the hyperactivity of the disturbed immune system.
Not only for acute stages, homeopathy is also efficacious in treating skin conditions at chronic stages.
All the skin treatments in homeopathy are prepared to work on the internal state and looking on the fact what has made this skin hypersensitive in the first place.
Skin diseases can range from a simple rash to a more severe itchy and red skin.
Here let us discuss two of the most common skin conditions for which it is highly effective.
Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
Eczema is a skin condition that is mostly hereditary and is prevalent more in children than in adults.
The symptoms include patches that are rough, dry, scaly, itchy and inflamed. Depending on the person, these symptoms can be visible either only on some patches or can cover a person fully.
This type of eczema is linked to asthma, hay fever, and food allergy.
As seen, this condition can flare up sometimes worsening the symptoms but at other times may even improve or lessen the effects.
When an autoimmune attack occurs and histamine is released, the skin’s internal blood vessels get leaked causing swelling in the skin causing hives.
Hives are itchy, red welts on the skin of varying shape and sizes. Normally, one should avoid scratching them, as it raises the histamine levels even more causing more redness and itchiness.
Hives are of two types namely chronic hives and acute hives.
Acute hives are caused when the skin comes in contact with particular triggers such as food, infection, exercise, etc.
Though the real cause of such hives is still not known, when the hives appear for several days, it is said to be a chronic hives condition.
The chronic hives are very irritating and can interfere with one’s routine activities as well.
The homeopathic remedy most suitable for you is prescribed on the basis of the symptoms matching with the remedy that has shown effective results in the past. All this is done making your case study.
The most popular homeopathic remedy for eczema is Graphites and for Hives, it is Apis mellifica. Some other popular homeopathic remedies for skin allergies are Natrum Mur, Rhus Toxicodendron, and Arsenicum.
Note: Do not self-medicate any of the remedies mentioned above.The homeopathic medicines listed above are generalized. For remedies most suitable to you consult a qualified homeopathic practitioner.
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