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Young son, 2 year old, suffering with ezcema

I am looking to try some alternative therapies. Currently my GP prescribes Oilatum, Cetraban and hydocortisone cream. However these are having no effect at all.

His ezcema is in patches over his back, and in small red (spot like) patches on his chest, knees and elbows.

It is very itchy and if allowed, he would scratch it until it bleeds.

Shall I try using Arsenicum Album? Any help would be appreciated!
  vicky13 on 2005-02-07
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Well, I can understand your problem since my baby 18 months is suffering from Ichthyosis. Well let me tell you something really natural and wonderful, which will give really good impact. Give him bath with boiled NEEM leaves water, and in early morning give 4 Neem leaves and 4 Tulsi leaves mashed, add honey (since it's baby), and give him oraly empty stomach. Neem Oil also give very good relief but it smells very bad. Try giving bath. I dont know where you are, but when I was in Mumbai, there is GaneshPuri near Virar, which has lots of Hot water springs (near Nityanada Swami Temle, and in Vajreshwari). That also had given V. Good impact to me. Also to furhter moisturize use Glycerin (may be mixed with water). Try these natural things, and let us know how does the baby feels.
aktrip76 last decade
Homeopathic indications for Sulphur are hot untidy baby who throws of the bed clothes . Has a very short fuse [temperwise].
Ars Alb like to drink only sips of liquid is very tidy , likes head cool but body warm.
passkey last decade

Arsenic.... Why do you choose that?

Tell us more about your son.
His appetite, thirst, likes and dislikes, his sleep, his temper, does he enjoy taking bath, is he smiley or irritable, about his stools, any digestive problems, any other illnesses, about his growth pattern or milestones, is he vaccinated .... Also , what makes his symptoms better/worse?

You have given a very important symptom "he would scratch till it bleeds" This points to a remedy called Sulphur.

But we need ALL the symptoms before we can start with the treatment.

Write as much as you can about him. That would really help.
magicure last decade
Thank you very much for assisting me with this.

As he is only 2 it is a little difficult to describe everything but I shall try.

His appetite is find - he will eat anything offered.
He drinks milk in the morning and then 2/3 cups of juice during the day.
Sleeps for 12 hours every night and 2 hours in the afternoon.
He was routinely vaccinated with polio, etc but he has not been given the MMR jabs.
Digestion is fine - no problems.
Loves having a bath but seems to itch more when in the water.
Being too hot makes him more itchy. There do seem to be flare-ups now and again but I've not worked out what causes them.

Many thanks
vicky13 last decade
Hi Vicky,

Please try to answer following questions:

1. When did the problem start? ( any disease/ after vaccination etc...)

2. Any other compalint apart from this?

3. Appearance: lean/ stout/ skinny/ short/ fat
How are his nails?
How is his tongue? Any coating?

4. Perspiration: less/ absent/ profuse? when (day/ night)? which part of body? offensive? stains?

5. Stools: Hard/ soft/loose?

6. Growth pattern/ milestones: teething/ sitting/ holding head/ walking on time?

7. Mood: active/ lethargic? Smiley/irritable? fearful? loves company/guests? playful? timid/shy?

8. Any complaints during/ after teething and vaccination?

10. Any specific disease/ drug taken during pregnancy by you?
magicure last decade

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