In family medicine and dermatology atopic dermatitis is generally considered to be a chronic and relapsing skin disease that affects children and adults. The cause of it is an excessive allergic reaction to substances present in food or the environment. The skin of persons with atopic dermatitis is usually affected on the face, neck and extremities, rarely on other parts of the body. It can be annoyingly itchy, and lead to excoriations that become superinfected. In practice it can be the case that no allergen is detected, so avoiding the causative factor is difficult. Oversensitivity to mites and certain food allergies may be present in the affected. In these people, atopic dermatitis may persist beyond school age (1,2).
Persons with atopic dermatitis who become infected with the Molluscum contagiosum virus may have more extensive changes to the skin (3).
How can homeopathy help?
Homeopathy may in due course lessen the symptoms and allow better general wellbeing and sleep, as well as diminish the itch and percentage of affected skin (4), if the treatment correctly follows the laws of homeopathic medicine (5). In research performed on homeopathic treatment of allergic diseases 5-12 years after conclusion of treatment showed 100% cure of atopic dermatitis in one study (6), and indicated successful prevention of chronic atopic dermatitis into adulthood and the development of asthma in another (7). Without homeopathic medical treatment for general food allergy, asthma in 30% and allergic rhinitis follow atopic dermatitis cases. This progression is known in conventional medicine as the theory of the atopic marsh (8), and research supports its hypothesis (9).
- Hahnemann S. Organon of Medicine. Sixth. B. Jain Publishers (P) Ltd.; 2004.