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I need help for my son. He is suffering immensely. He is 13 yrs old and has had eczema for about 8 years. In the last 4 months it has escalated out of control to the point where he has had multiple rounds of antibiotics and steroids just to provide some measure of relief. However, once they are out of his system, he is right back to the way he was.
We have used natural medicine since he was born but have had to turn to the above mentioned western medicine techniques in absolute desperation due to his misery. This,of course, was temporary. We are attempting to treat his allergies thru the allergy kit from allergykit.oom but due to his extreme sensitivity, we have to go VERY SLOWLY and I am not seeing improvement.
He has the following symptoms:
-skin has a flushed, sunburned look on his face, neck, crooks of his elbows and knees
-red dots and sores on his wrists and hands
-pimples/pustules on his arms and legs
-extreme itching and oozing of the skin
-natural creases in this arms and on his neck have split open, bleeding and oozing
-his neck is painful to move/my husband calls it the 'noose effect' because it looks like a rope has been tied around his neck and pulled
-he is depressed and frustrated and anxious
-his symptoms get worse with emotional upset and are worse at tnight
-he does not get cold very often, actually peferring cold weather
-lukewarm baths help itching
-he has photic sneeze reflex so he cannot look into the sun. His eye doctor said he has clear retinas and has to wear his sunglasses all the time outside
-he has strawberry blonde hair, blue eyes and fair skin
-he has severe food allergies, pollen allergies, animal allergies but we are attempting to treat those as stated above.
-currently he is on a nutri-west Core Level Health Reserve Multivitamin, approx. 4000IU of Omega 3,6,9 daily, oil of oregano 3 times per day.
-I have stopped giving him Nature Made brand Magnesium and melatonin beginning today to see if there is a filler in there that is aggravating his skin.
I have been reading about Sulfur and Graphites but still cannot tell which he should take and I don't know how much.
I recently ordered primrose oil, black currant seend oil, and gluthathione to see if that will help. It should arrive today.
My son's suffering is intense. The medical doctors see him, load him up with medication but don't call to follow up to see how he is. He has gone to the top doctors at Vanderbilt University but they don't know what to do and are just 'hittin and missin' in my opinion. So it's clearly up to me to save him.
Thanks for your recommendation. I am open to anything.
 
  Idic0101 on 2011-03-11
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
I am sorry to know about your son. This is an extreme case of faulty elimination system of the body, thus building up more toxins in the blood. It is not uncommon to find the root to be poor digestion and/or weakness of the system that it could not throw the toxins away.

Take the following medicine for 1 week and report back. No great improvements are expected in a week, but helps to closely watch.

Podophylum 6 - 4 tablets every evening. If you cannot get 6c potency, get 30.

Kali Mur 6x (Cell Salts), 4 tablets dissolved in 1/4 glass of water and drink all the water. Repeat this 3 times in a day. The last dose should be taken before going to bed.

These two medicines will improve toxin elimination through Kidney and Bowel System. One step at a time.

For general instructions, please see my Profile.

Note: Sulphur promotes elimination of toxins, but most likely through the easiest path. It is not uncommon to see it throws away through skin and makes the itching much worse.

Reva V
 
Reva V 9 years ago
Thanks, Reva. I will get some tomorrow and get back to you in a week. My son is out of school for spring break next week so that is a plus to do this treatment.
Thanks again.
 
Idic0101 9 years ago
Logging in to observe progress.
 
Joe De Livera 9 years ago
Joe,
I have read your profile and gone to your website. Do you recommend the Arnica over the above recommendation of Podophylum 6 and Kali Mur 6x?
Quite frankly, I am looking for immediate relief and your testimonials indicated that results were seen within a week. This is what I am looking for. He has suffered long enough. He was up at 1 AM last night putting more ointment on so he could sleep even though he was loaded up on Benadryl.
Thanks,
Gaye
 
Idic0101 9 years ago
Reva is a qualified Homeopath and has had the advantage of under studying professional Homeopaths which has given him more experience that me. I am not a qualified professional Homeopath as I have studied this science on a self study basis in my spare time away from my business activities. I have made some significant discoveries in Homeopathic therapy and they were classified under the title 'Joepathy' by a classical Homeopath many years ago. This term has stayed on as today there are over1300 hits on Google, each of which pertain to a case where I have used my own therapy which usually cures.

Many patients whom I had treated requested me to collate my findings in a book but I felt that I would be better able to reach many more of those who are interested in my therapy if I did so in my own Website which you have already visited.

Answering your question I would suggest that you use Reva's therapy and observe how your son responds to it.
 
Joe De Livera 9 years ago
Arnica is very holistic remedy and is powerful to cover head to toe as veteran Joe has found. Please do this:

- Go with Arnica 6, in wet dose, per Joe's suggestion (Arnica 6c is available in Health Food Stores, like Whold Foods). After 2 weeks report back.

We can start addressing to strengthern elimination system, later, if needed. Kidney, Bowel and Respiratory system and eventually the digestive system if kept healthy is found to be secret of good health and permanently restores skin disease.

Reva V
 
Reva V 9 years ago
I purchased the Podophylum 6 and the Kali Mur 6x this morning and he has taken 2 doses. He will take another dose as you instructed tonight before going to bed.
I did not get the Arnica but will tomorrow, hopefully. I did purchase Boericke and Tafel's Arniflora Arnica Gel to see if that would give him some relief topically in the meantime.
Do you think it will be a problem to do your remedy for the elimination system and Joe's Arnica remedy at the same time?
I really appreciate all of your help and advice.
Thanks,
Gaye
 
Idic0101 9 years ago
Sorry, I meant two doses of the Kalm Mur but the Podophylum he will do for the first time tonight.
I also purchased Vitamin C to speed healing and Probiotics to boost immune system since multiple rounds of antibiotics and steroids shot his immune system.
[message edited by Idic0101 on Sun, 13 Mar 2011 03:02:01 GMT]
 
Idic0101 9 years ago
To Idic

I have just read your statement:

'I did not get the Arnica but will tomorrow, hopefully. I did purchase Boericke and Tafel's Arniflora Arnica Gel to see if that would give him some relief topically in the meantime.'

Please DO NOT USE the Arnica Gel on your son's skin as it will cause further distress.

Arnica Gel is only for use topically on an undamaged skin to ease the pain and stiffness in muscles sustained after a sprain. If used on the skin which is already inflamed by Eczema it will cause aggravation.

I hope that you read this warning in time.
 
Joe De Livera 9 years ago
I did actually apply it one time with no adverse affects. But I will not do it again. Thanks for looking out for us.

Would like 'wet dose' explained on the Arnica. Some of this is new to me and I'm still learning.

Thanks.
 
Idic0101 9 years ago
The Wet dose of any Homeopathic remedy is made as follows:

Order the remedy in the Alcohol pack also referred to as Liquid Dilution in a bottle preferably with a dropper arrangement.
Get a 500ml bottle of Spring Water from the nearest supermarket.
Pour out about 3cm of water from the bottle to leave some airspace.
Insert 3 drops of the remedy into the bottle and shake the bottle hard at least 6 times before you sip a capfull of the bottle or a large teaspoonful which is the dose.
Shaking the bottle hard is homeopathic succussion and this enhances the effect of the remedy on the user.

The liquid from the bottle can be applied directly on the lesions as this promotes healing.
 
Joe De Livera 9 years ago
I have used the podophylum and the kali mur for a week but there has been no improvement.
The red, sunburned or flushed look comes and goes now but the pimple like rash is all over his arms, hands, and legs now. And, of course, the true eczema is still there.
There has been no change in his digestive habits that I have noticed.
I have not received the Arnica that I ordered yet.
What do I do now? Keep on doing the same thing plus the Arnica when I get it or try something different?
Thanks,
Gaye
 
Idic0101 9 years ago
To Gaye

Since you have used the Podophylum and Kali Mur for a week which you state has not help your son, it is best to stop it and give a few days interval without any remedy till the Arnica arrives. I cannot understand the reason why you cannot get it where you live in the US as it is available in almost all Health food stores and I am also informed that it is available in supermarkets near the checking our counter in the dry pellets.

I have found that the Liquid Dilution in Alcohol is more effective than the pellets and as soon as you get it, follow the guidelines I have given you precisely as prescribed and let me know how your son responds.

Please note that you cannot mix remedies at the same time. Do not also use any other drug or remedy when you start on the Arnica 6.
 
Joe De Livera 9 years ago
The only Arnica available locally that I could find was the pellets. Since you recommended the dilution, I ordered it. Whole Foods offered to order it but it would be a week before it came and I thought I would get the same results ordering it myself. There may well indeed be somewhere close that sells it (I am in Nashville, TN) but I do not know of it. If anyone reads this and knows of a place in Nashville where I can get the Arnica in liquid dilution in alcohol, please let me know.
Thanks, Joe, for the advice on not doing both treatments at once. The last dose was given this AM -we'll wait for the Arnica - hopefully, it will come in the mail today. I ordered it from ABC Homeopathy but the order page is not clear on when it will be delivered.
 
Idic0101 9 years ago
Do keep me advised of your response when you get the Arnica.

It is best to wait for the Arnica in the Liquid Dilution as the pellets are not as effective.
 
Joe De Livera 9 years ago
The Arnica arrived today. He took his first dose a few minutes ago. We will also apply some topically. He is in rough shape tonight.
 
Idic0101 9 years ago
The Arnica seemed to be helping the milder eczema spots but he ate some cornbread last night and woke up all sunburned looking on his arms again. Then he ate some peanut butter this AM and broke out is hives on his face and neck and is intensely itching all over. He is staying home from school. I already gave him the first dose of Arnica this AM and also put some directly on his skin. What do I do?
 
Idic0101 9 years ago
It is still too early to assess his response but as long as his Eczema does not aggravate, he is OK. You stated:
'The Arnica seemed to be helping the milder eczema spots'

This is encouraging.

Continue with the Arnica and try not to tax him with food known to cause an allergy. You must realize that we are on delicate ground and we can only hope that my therapy will work.
 
Joe De Livera 9 years ago
How often can we use the Arnica topically in a day? Would this be of any immediate relief for the itching?
 
Idic0101 9 years ago
You may use it as often as you can but do not keep it damp by using a bandage of cotton over the lesions as this is counterproductive.

Use your fingers which you can moisten from the water poured out into a saucer to avoid contaminating the remedy in the bottle.
 
Joe De Livera 9 years ago
My son told me this morning that he has had diarrhea since Wednesday late afternoon. I questioned him about it and it seems to be 'true diarrhea'. Could this be a reaction to the Arnica or just a side symptom of cleansing of his bowels? Reva said above when I first posted that she thought he had faulty elimination. We are willing to continue the Arnica or make any changes necessary, just let me know.
[message edited by Idic0101 on Fri, 01 Apr 2011 14:30:30 BST]
 
Idic0101 9 years ago
It is ironic that you have not reported any difference in your son's Eczema although you now report a diarrhoea that he now presents which in any case has no bearing whatever on the Arnica.

If you feel that it is the Arnica you are advised to stop it ASAP.
 
Joe De Livera 9 years ago
I do not necessarily feel it is the Arnica causing the diarrhea. I was just wondering if it was. I was also waiting to see if he was experiencing a 'healing crisis' as the Arnica was working. I know that sometimes in natural medicine, when starting a new therapy, things can get worse before they get better as the body tries to heal from the inside out. I do not know if this is the same with homeopathy as I am not as familiar with it as I am other forms of natural medicine. I have not seen any real improvement in the eczema but thought I would give it more time since he had a major setback last week when he went to the dentist. He is very allergic to chemicals and when he went there, even though he didn't touch anything, he breathed it in and I think it aggravated his skin. This happens every time he goes to the dentist. Initially, I thought it was because he ate cornbread and or peanut butter around the same time but as I look back, I think it was more the visit to the dentist that caused most of the problem. Because he is so allergic to so many different things, it is often difficult to pinpoint the cause. Please do not mistake my inquiry for criticism of your technique, I am just asking questions to make sure we are still on the same page. My son and I are willing to keep going with this therapy - if it takes 3 weeks to see results, that's OK. Thanks for your time and willingness to help my son.
 
Idic0101 9 years ago
I am happy to report that over the past 3 days, we have seen about a 50% improvement in my son's eczema!
 
Idic0101 9 years ago
To Gaye

Thank you for your alerting me to your post by email.

I am glad to note that Joepathy has worked yet again.

For the record I shall copy the first post you made on March 11:

'I need help for my son. He is suffering immensely. He is 13 yrs old and has had eczema for about 8 years. In the last 4 months it has escalated out of control to the point where he has had multiple rounds of antibiotics and steroids just to provide some measure of relief. However, once they are out of his system, he is right back to the way he was.
We have used natural medicine since he was born but have had to turn to the above mentioned western medicine techniques in absolute desperation due to his misery. This,of course, was temporary. We are attempting to treat his allergies thru the allergy kit from allergykit.oom but due to his extreme sensitivity, we have to go VERY SLOWLY and I am not seeing improvement.'

It broke my heart to read the trauma that your 13 year old son has suffered for the last 8 years and I am delighted to read today that:
'I am happy to report that over the past 3 days, we have seen about a 50% improvement in my son's eczema!'

I am confident that his Eczema will be cured in a few weeks but it is best to keep him on Arnica twice daily for the next month while you will also dampen his lesions as instructed with your fingertips soaked in the water.

It is the satisfaction that I derive from reading reports like yours especially when it pertains to the suffering of a young child, that keep me motivated at my advanced age of 82 to be present daily on this and other Homeopathic Forums and I thank God that I was given the privilege to help him to attain a better status in life, free of his Eczema which I believe would have stymied his future life.

I thank you for give me this wonderful news.
 
Joe De Livera 9 years ago

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