Alan’s eczema has been driving the whole family up the walls for over a year. His mom has tried everything under the sun and eventually, exhausted and desperate, brought him in to see me.  

Alan has recently turned two and he is adorable: big blue eyes, chubby cheeks, soft curls. My own girls called him ‘cuteness overload’. A little shy at first, he sat on the floor arranging building blocks in an orderly manner. I caught him staring straight at me a few times. There was a strong vibe of solidity and seriousness off him.  

Daily struggle with unbearable itching

As his mom began to tell me Alan’s story, her despair was heartbreaking. She was on the verge of tears. Alan’s eczema has completely turned their family life upside down. The sleepless nights, when they lay awake listening to the horrible sound of Alan scratching his skin raw, have been slowly driving them insane. His skin would crack and bleed, sometimes getting infected, the itch was unbearable. During the worst flair-ups Alan, usually well-tempered, was getting exasperated and the whole situation was getting increasingly difficult to handle.

They tried changing his diet and cutting out the offending foods, tried all the natural remedies and approaches for eczema that his mom came across while researching for hours on end, nothing really helped. Steroid creams worked for a while but as soon as they’d stop, Alan’s eczema would get even worse. Homeopathy was their last resort and hope.

Holistic homeopathic treatment of eczema: how does it work

When people come to me for homeopathic treatment of eczema, they often don’t realize that we are not going to treat eczema per se. It’s often challenging to get this point across because they’ve suffered so much. They want their skin fixed. They’ve had enough.

But skin is an organ of elimination, of drainage, it merely mirrors the internal imbalance. It’s the most peripheral organ, and the most “patient” – that’s where our body piles up its problems, issues it’s trying to resolve or clear out. These may be stresses that the child has encountered in his mom’s womb or during his own life. For example, vaccinations, introduction to cow’s milk, teething or severe acute illness. Or issues that have been passed down to the child from generations before him – eczema, psoriasis, asthma, arthritis, hay fever, migraines, and even tuberculosis or other serious infections his grandparents might’ve had. 

If atopic child has strong vitality, his skin will take the hit. If the vitality is lacking, the imbalance will affect deeper organs, commonly the lungs. That’s why eczema and asthma often go hand in hand

This is also why it is a bad idea to suppress eczema with topical steroids. When the body finally gives up the fight and the skin clears, where do you think the imbalance goes? It goes deeper; asthma is the most common result of suppressed eczema. With holistic natural treatment of asthma, we rejoice when the skin eruptions re-appear, and asthma eases off.

Eczema and digestion

Another common problem in eczema cases is digestive and bowel issues. It’s a no brainer, if your gut isn’t digesting and eliminating properly, your body is constantly bombarded by toxic by-products and the skin is called upon to help. Respiratory system is another path of elimination, so here is your link between asthma and eczema. One of the key aspects of homeopathic treatment of eczema is restoring the bowel function. When your child starts pooping regularly, the stool is well-formed, and you don’t need to air out the whole house after their visit to the toilet it’s a big step in the right direction.

Homeopathy addresses the root cause of eczema by treating the inherited vulnerability and restoring healthy gut function

Back to Alan’s story. His case was tricky to put it mildly. First prescription resulted in aggravation which is unfortunately common in eczema cases. The treatment took months, improvements and exacerbations came in waves and those were trying times for all of us. But his mom was strong and patient, and we weathered the storm together. Alan’s skin has been clear for four months now. And guess what, yesterday his mom told me she has an energy for another baby! The transformation this family’s been through is incredible and once again I’m in awe of the power of homeopathy. 

I hope you found this helpful. If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment, please feel free to contact me. I am a qualified professional offering expert homeopathic treatment in Dublin and Online. Family discounts available.