Atopic Dermatitis Treatment 

Atopic Dermatitis also known as atopic eczema is a chronic skin disease characterised by dry, itchy, red, swollen and cracked skin. A clear fluid might ooze out from the affected areas, which often thickens over time. It is common in children but may appear at any age. It is long lasting and may flare up from time to time. In children under one year of age much of the body might be affected by this condition.

As children get older, the back of the knees and elbows become the most commonly affected areas. However, in adults the hands and feet are the most commonly affected areas. Scratching may worsen the symptom, increasing the risk of infection. This condition may in some cases be accompanied by asthma or hay fever. This disorder is not contagious.

Atopic dermatitis affects around 20 per cent of people at some point of time. It is more common in younger children however it is not gender specific.

Symptoms

The symptoms vary from person to person and may include the following:

  1. Dry, scaly skin
  2. Itching which may become severe especially at night
  3. Red or brownish grey patches on hands, feet, ankles, wrists, neck, etc.
  4. Small, raised bumps which may ooze out fluid and crust over when scratched
  5. Cracks behind the ears

Causes

Causes of atopic dermatitis are as follows:

  1. Genetics
  2. Defect in the skin barrier which allows moisture to go out and germs to enter in
  3. Abnormal function of the immune system
  4. Environmental factors

Homeopathic approach

Homeopathic medicines increases the immunity of the patient

If homeopathic treatment is started as soon as possible atopic dermatitis is curable with Homeopathy.A homeopathic physician will consider the minute details af the child such as the nature of the child,whether the child shares his toys with other kids or he breaks the toys.Is the child calm,reserved by nature or hyperactive. Some children always cling to mother and want ti be carried.In Homeopathy importance is given to these small details of the child and then a remedy is prescribed.In school going kids it is necessary ti know if the child has any stress in school regarding coping up with studies.Sometimes kids just miss their mother if she has long working hours in office and surprisingly atopic dermatitis aggravates.If the mother takes leave and spends time with her kids for few days you can observe that atopic dermatitis is getting better.In Homeopathy importance is given to mind,mental symptoms and not just physical symptoms. Homeopathy treats the patient in a safe and gentle way.

Dr.Geetanjali Joshi Bothe (BHMS)