Case Study – Curing eczema with Homeopathy
In 1996 I suffered an emotional trauma and my skin broke out in angry red patches overnight. I looked as if I had been in a fire. My GP referred me to a consultant dermatologist who carried out dozens of allergy tests and concluded that I was allergic to various chemicals and perfumes which he said I should avoid in the future…. and in the interim I was to use a steroid cream.
I was angry – all this consultant had done was to diagnose the symptoms of eczema rather than their cause, tell me what I already knew from first hand experience about the chemicals and perfumes, and offer me treatment that would thin my skin and only appease the situation for as long as I was prepared to use it.
In desperation I went to see a homeopath who treated me for more than a year – and cured the problem. Perhaps it was the fact that I had a violent skin reaction following every increase in the dosage that made me believe he was reaching the root cause, and for that reason I stuck it out. To this day I carry a photograph of what I looked like before the treatment started, just to remind myself on a black day of how much worse life could be.
Then in 2005 it happened again and the eczema returned. And again it was after a prolonged period of stress. I tried various health store remedies for stress related eczema which didn’t work. I cut out various foods but there was no improvement. I tried to contact the homeopath I had been to previously but he had gone abroad to set up a homeopathic clinic. I telephoned and emailed one or two other homeopaths but was not impressed by what they said. It was a scary time because despite the success of my previous treatment I was still sceptical about the homeopathic industry and believed there to be a large number of “quacks” out there.
After three months my skin was so dried out that, apart from the hideous red marks around my neck, chest and back, I was embarrassed that everywhere I went I left flakes of my skin behind. Moisturiser didn’t work, many types I was allergic too. My computer keyboard was clogged up with skin, I had to vacuum my chair seat every day and I couldn’t wear any dark clothes. Then it crept into my scalp and my hair started to fall out. And the more stressed I got about the situation, the worse the symptoms became.
Homeopathy treatment for skin conditions
Eventually I went to the GP who once more offered to refer me to a dermatologist to help with my severe eczema. I declined. I was at the point of total despair when a friend told me about a local Homeopath. She had given a Homeopathy talk to a women’s that someone my friend knew had attended. The homeopath had subsequently cleared a skin problem on this lady’s hands. With nothing to lose but the very meagre consultation fee I decided to make an appointment.
When the door was opened by a quietly spoken, unassuming woman who invited me through her sitting room, into her back parlour, clearing away a used coffee cup and a pile of papers from the table I was to sit at, I thought, ‘Oh well…….”. But during the ensuing hour long interview I was amazed at the questions she asked and the knowledge she exuded as she studiously referred to and cross referenced several thick tomes.
At the end of the session the homeopath gave me a small phial with a dropper and told me to take so many drops in water three times a day. She felt she would need to see me again in precisely four weeks. On the Sunday morning, thirty six hours later, I was in such a state that I almost phoned her – only stopping myself because it was a Sunday. My face had swelled up and the redness was so angry you could feel the heat coming from it at a foot away.
But remembering my previous homeopathic experience I decided to wait a day or so and see what happened. Twenty four hours later it was looking better. That was the starting point and it got better and better…..until at the end of the month exactly it took a turn for the worse. I went for my next homeopathy appointment, disappointed. However my practitioner wasn’t at all surprised; she had known the dose would only work for a month. And so she increased the dose and sent me off for another month.
Eczema and other skin conditions benefit from Homeopathy
It took four months before I was totally cured of my skin condition (eczema) , but once again homeopathy “did it for me”. My skin is wonderful, my scalp is clear, my hair has grown back. But, best of all, my confidence has returned.
Article submitted by
Julie Moore, Homeopathy