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Eczema and Petroleum

I had taken graphites 6c for about 10 months and found some improvement. Then I was prescribed graphites 30c and this caused a big flare up almost as bad as before. I now went back in these last few days and have been given petroleum 6c pills to take.

I've been told it takes about 2 weeks for the remedy to work properly. Anyone have any thoughts on whether this true ?
  anthony76 on 2005-03-19
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Interesting question - may take 2days - 2 weeks - 2 months .
For Graph to work well one needs to be cold,chubby and constipated- with chilblains .
If it worked in a limited way then Petroleum is good , as Kent remarks if the eruptions are moist.
passkey last decade

If Petroleum is suitable to you,even then, its action is generally visible very slowly.

You may not find any difference in the first few weeks, but, you can expect, some change after a month.

bandarbabu2000 last decade

Thank you for the replies.

Graph 6c had worked quite well and when taking 30c the skin erupted quite badly and didnt go back. I am now using petroleum 6c hoping and praying that I can get better.

The eruptions are in patches and are moist and yellow discharge.

Is petroleum the next best option to graphites ?
anthony76 last decade

I have used Arnica 30c for a chronic case of Eczema which had defied for 6 years the drugs including steroids given by skin specialists and later decoctions given by Ayurvedic physicians.

The Arnica dried up the lesions in just 3 days and the patient is now on a maintenence dose of Arnica 6c which he takes every night to keep the Eczema at bay.

It has not cured his problem but seems to keep it in check as long as he uses the remedy.
Joe De Livera last decade

pertoleum eczema is usually very itchy and may crack and bleed a lot. with yellow discharge calc sulph or kali sulph could be very beneficial, depending on other symptoms of these remedies suiting you also. I agree with joe that arnica is excellent with eczema and also with other skin problems - it is very good at helping the skin to heal itself for many conditions.
it may also be that graphites could have carried on good work at a 12c potency rather than a 30c.
erika last decade

I will post result in 2 weeks of my progress. I have checked the mind aspects of petroleum and they seem to match me.

Anyone had any success in using petroleum for eczema before ??
anthony76 last decade

it is an excellent remedy for eczema - many people have gained relief by use of this remedy.
erika last decade

when you say relief do you also mean ability to cure completely ?
anthony76 last decade

what is a complete cure?
erika last decade

no more eczema
anthony76 last decade

there is no guarantee that eczema will be gone forever. A homeopathic remedy does not work on the remedy like conventional medicine - it works on the vital force of the person. The body/person is activated by this force to heal itself of its ills - the outcome of the treatment depends on how much your body can heal itself and there are physical/age limitations to this - for example a child with relatively good health will heal more than an 80 yr old with relatively good health.
with the help of homeopathic remedies eczema can improve enormously and can even disappear completely, or it can appear less often and need further homeopathic treatment. If petroleum does not help a lot then another remedy will. hope this helps.
erika last decade

reply above should read 'a homeopathic remedy does not work on the body (not on the "remedy")!!!sorry
erika last decade

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