Eczema is the name for a group of conditions that cause the skin to become red, itchy and in inflamed. Eczema is also called dermatitis. The most common type of eczema is known as Atopic dermatitis. Atopic refers to a group of diseases with an often inherited tendency to develop other allergic conditions, such as asthma and hay fever.
Atopic dermatitis most often begins before age 5 and may persist into adolescence and adulthood.
Some of the most common symptoms of eczema are;
Dry skin – Itching, which may be severe, especially at night.
Red to brownish gray patches, especially on the hands, feet, ankles, wrist, neck.
Small, raised bumps, which may leak fluid and crust over when scratched.
Thickened, cracked, scaly skin.
Raw, sensitive, swollen skin from scratching.
Some of the most common homeopathic medicines for eczema are Arsenicum album, Calcarea carbonica, Graphites, Hepar sulph, Mezereum, Rhus tox, Sulphur.