Atopic dermatitis is a type of Eczema / Dermatitis in which skin becomes Itching and red in patches. It can appear commonly on face or limbs. There are many types of Eczema like: Atopic dermatitis, Contact dermatitis, Dyshidrotic eczema, Nummular eczema, Seborrheic dermatitis, Stasis dermatitis. The most common type of Eczema / Dermatitis is Atopic dermatitis in which dermatitis may be accompanied by Asthma or Hay fever.
Sign and Symptoms:
- Sign and symptoms can be vary from patient to patient:
- Dry skin
- Thick skin
- Cracked skin
- Sometimes discharge of fluid from skin
Common causes for Atopic Dermatitis:
- Family history of Allergies.
- Family history of Asthma.
- Family history of Eczema.
- Irritants like soap, detergents, shampoo, chemicals etc.
- Food like nuts, eggs, spices, pickles etc.
- Drug Allergy.
- Extreme of weather or humidity.
Frequently asked questions
Is Atopic dermatitis infectious / contagious ?
No. Atopic dermatitis is not contagious to touch from person to person.
How is Atopic Dermatitis diagnosed ?
Atopic Dermatitis is generally diagnosed clinically by history and examination.
Does Atopic dermatitis has any genetic relation?
Yes, if any one of parent has Atopic dermatitis, Hay fever or Asthma then their children can suffer from any one of these three ailments.
What all things can aggravate or flare up Eczema ?
Some common things that may increase Eczema are: Eggs, Nuts, Spices. Direct contact with some chemicals / cosmetics may also increase Eczema. Stress may aggravate Eczema.
I have observed that other than too Spicy / peppery diet, intake of eggs, nuts can aggravate Eczema. Use of cosmetic or direct contact with some chemicals may aggravate Eczema.
Homeopathic treatment of Atopic dermatitis:
There are many medicines for Eczema like Mezereum, Arsenic Alb, Graphites, Nux-vom, Pulsatilla, Sulphur, Rhus-tox, Sepia etc., but no homeopathic medicine should be taken without consulting doctor. Homeopathic doctor will take detail case history and give you individualized treatment.
Homoeopathy is a system of medicine that was started by Dr Samuel Hahnemann in 1796. It is based on doctrine of Similia Simlibus Curentur which means Like Cures Like.More ...
Is Homeopathy slow?
Homeopathy is not slow. This can be decided by you. Take an example: If a patient is taking treatment for hypertension in other system of medicine and has to take medicine for whole life but with Homoeopathy if hypertension is cured in one year or one and half year and medicine is stopped then you have to decide which system of medicine is slow/ fast.
Is Homeopathy good for chronic diseases only ?
No it is not true. Homeopathy is very effective in both Acute and Chronic diseases.
Is Homeopathy effective in Autoimmune diseases like Rheumatoid Arthritis / Psoriasis / Alopecia Areata / Vitiligo / Celiac disease / Crohn’s disease / Ulcerative Colitis ?
Yes, there are numerous cases in which Homeopathic remedies has shown efficacy in cases in Autoimmune diseases like Rheumatoid Arthritis / Psoriasis / Alopecia Areata / Vitiligo / Celiac disease / Crohn’s disease / Ulcerative Colitis ?
Is Homeopathy effective in diseases in the body like Tumor / cyst / fibroid / corn / wart / polyp / ganglion / stone / ulceration etc. ?
Yes, there are numerous cases in which Homeopathic remedies has shown efficacy in cases like Tumor / cyst / fibroid / corn / wart / polyp / ganglion / stone / ulceration etc.
Do Homeopathy medicines increase the disease symptoms in all the cases ?
Not true, Homeopathic aggravation is misinterpreted. There may be a mild increase in the symptoms in a few cases in which suppression is there.