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Evocationer Help. eczema 3 year old

Hi ,

My 3 year old son is sufferring from Eczema since he was 3 month old. we have tried all sorts of medicines, creams, oils etc but nothing is helping. Would need help from the experienced doctors in this forum.

It started when he was 3 months old. Has eczema on front of elbow joints, back of knee , finger tips (only index finger), toe tips , belly area. Sometimes back on the ear and on neck. recently started on upper lips.

Steroid cream helps a little but only temporary. He scratches and gets the blood out of it. Gets worse in winter. Can't see his pain . Please help.

Thanks
 
  coolme on 2014-09-25
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use Dr. Reckeweg R23 medicine drops.
INDICATIONS:
Acute and chronic eczema, pimples, herpes, rashes, eschar.

MODE OF ACTION OF MAIN INGREDIENTS:
Apis mellifica: Oedematous and erysipelatous circumscribed swelling, stabbing inflammation of serous coat, itching dermatosis.

Arsen. alb.: Dryness of the skin with formation of scales, eczema with formation of blisters turning into pustules and eschar. Dandruff. Thick, scaly eczema of scalp with stinking pus.

Rhus Tox.: Erysipelatous skin, formation of reddish blisters. Erythema turning rapidly into blisters, often accompanied by oedema. Formation of pus and eschar. Skin around eczema is red and inflamed.

DOSAGE:
- In the morning and evening 10-15 drops in some water(5ml) for a longer period of time.
 
Arif saifi 6 years ago
Don't use a combination medicine. That isn't the best way to use homoeopathy.

One medicine at a time with proper assessment of the result is the safest way to heal.

I will post my children questionnaire when I get into the centre this morning.
[message edited by Evocationer on Thu, 25 Sep 2014 22:49:16 BST]
 
Evocationer 6 years ago
trust me this a world best medicine for eczema. and don't use any type of cream or lotion. you see result in one week. don't eat and drinking anything 20 mniutes before and after when take you medicine.
 
Arif saifi 6 years ago
It's not homoeopathy. I assume she has asked for my help because she wants a homoeopathic medicine.

If the poster wishes to try a non-homoeopathic form of treatment I will of course withdraw.
 
Evocationer 6 years ago
Thanks Evocationer for the quick reply. I would like to continue with your advise.

Thanks
Coolme
 
coolme 6 years ago
Describe each physical complaint/associated set of symptoms in detail. Please include the following when doing this:

1. Appearance
2. Sensation or pain
3. Situations/events/triggers for making it worse
4. Situations/events/triggers for making it better
5. Event that seemed to start the complaint
6. Other sensory features – smell, sound, taste, tactile etc

Make sure each complaint is done separately. Do not group them together. This is for physical complaints/diseases.


MENTAL STATE OF THE CHILD (IMPORTANT)

1. When the physical complaint is active, what is his/her emotional state like? What does he/she do? What does she/he want you to do?

2. Does he/she describe any unusual sensation or pain in the body, especially when they are complaining of something?

3. What fears does he/she have? How does she/he react?

4. Was there any incident in the past that had a great impact? What happened at the time? Is there any ongoing reaction to this event? How does he/she talk about it?

5. Is there any story (book, fairytale, cartoon, movie etc) that seems to really resonate with her/him? What does he/she say about it?

6. What kind of fantasies does she/he describe to you? How does this translate down into play, games, toys? Does he/she tend to draw particular things over and over? If so what are they? If you point to these images, what does she/he say about them?

7. Does he/she describe any dreams or nightmares to you, and what are they? How does she/he react on waking from them?

8. How is he/she when interacting with other children? What about sports or games? How about obeying rules or social conventions?

9. How is she/he when interacting with older people? Is there any difference between family or friends and strangers in terms of reactions and behavior?

10. What kind of activities does he/she enjoy doing? Which of these do she/he spend the most time at?

11. What qualities seem to make your child different from other children?

12. How does your child cope with school, school work, study, deadlines, speaking in front of others, following directions etc?

13. What kind of questions does he/she tend to ask you or other adults?

14. What makes her/him laugh? What makes him/her cry?

15. What makes him/her angry or irritable?

16. What does your child do when alone?

17. Is there a particular person or type of person that he/she reacts to, and what kind of reaction?


GENERAL STATE OF YOUR CHILD

1. What position does he/she sleep in?
2. Is there any position he/she seems unable to sleep in?
3. Any unusual behaviour during sleep?
4. Any problems with sleep?
5. What foods are craved (cravings are strong desires) What foods are hated?
6. What drinks are craved? What drinks are hated?
7. How does he/she react when hungry, or hunger is prolonged?
8. How does the weather affect?
9. How does the temperature affect?
10. Are there any other environmental influences negative or positive (season, noise, music, moon, light, dark, day, night, time, smells etc.)
11. Problems with stool or bowel habit?
Problems with urine or bladder habit?
12. Where does he/she sweat most? Does it stain or smell unusual?

PREGNANCY AND BIRTH

1. What kind of health problems occurred while you were pregnant with your child?

2. Were there any other stresses or traumas that occurred?

3. Did the birth itself have any problems?

4. Do you remember if any symptoms occurred suddenly during pregnancy that then vanished after your child was born? Especially important are any emotional or mental changes during this time.
 
Evocationer 6 years ago
Hi Evocationer,

following is the information you requested:


Describe each physical complaint/associated set of symptoms in detail. Please include the following when doing this:


The problem he has is Eczema and itching on the spots where the eczema is. He is 2 yrs and 11 month old.


1. Appearance

-Eczema spots on the joins. Front side of elbow, back of the knees, belly area, finger tips and toe tips. Sometime it appears on the back of the ear,
neck and under the eyes. reddish in color, skin is very dry. he gets itching there.

2. Sensation or pain

-He feels itching on the spots. Itches so much that it starts to bleed. When its bad, it hurts him in shower with warm water.

3. Situations/events/triggers for making it worse

-It gets worse in the Winter.

4. Situations/events/triggers for making it better

-Gets better in the summer.

5. Event that seemed to start the complaint

-No particular event. He has it since he was 3 month old.

6. Other sensory features – smell, sound, taste, tactile etc

-

Make sure each complaint is done separately. Do not group them together. This is for physical complaints/diseases.


MENTAL STATE OF THE CHILD (IMPORTANT)

1. When the physical complaint is active, what is his/her emotional state like? What does he/she do? What does she/he want you to do?

-He gets Itching on the eczema spots and wants to scratch it with his nails. He doesn't let anyone else to help him scratch. He scratch it with nails very hard that breaks his skin.


2. Does he/she describe any unusual sensation or pain in the body, especially when they are complaining of something?

-nothing other than itching.


3. What fears does he/she have? How does she/he react?

-Not aware of any. He is so young to tell this. But haven't seen him scared of anything like ants, spider, dark .


4. Was there any incident in the past that had a great impact? What happened at the time? Is there any ongoing reaction to this event? How does he/she talk about it?

-Nothing

5. Is there any story (book, fairytale, cartoon, movie etc) that seems to really resonate with her/him? What does he/she say about it?

-Likes to watch cartoons but can't say if resonates with. Watches cartoon like anyother 2 year old.

6. What kind of fantasies does she/he describe to you? How does this translate down into play, games, toys? Does he/she tend to draw particular things over and over? If so what are they? If you point to these images, what does she/he say about them?

-too young for that.

7. Does he/she describe any dreams or nightmares to you, and what are they? How does she/he react on waking from them?

-Not yet. again too young .

8. How is he/she when interacting with other children? What about sports or games? How about obeying rules or social conventions?

- little shy at first, but interact well if after he met the same child couple of times. Good mechanical skills, can catch and kick. Regarding obeying, behaves like 2 yrs old.Sometime good sometime not.


9. How is she/he when interacting with older people? Is there any difference between family or friends and strangers in terms of reactions and behavior?

Easy with older people. Goes to them easily, doesn't matter if family or stranger. If someone talks to him he goes to them easily. He get mixed up easily.

10. What kind of activities does he/she enjoy doing? Which of these do she/he spend the most time at?

does all kind of thing when inside home. Likes to scribble at paper, really loves if we tells the story from book, watches cartoon caillou is his favorite.Keeps jumping from chair,sofa. Most of the time he likes to jump. When outside he like his bike but does all other activities sliding, really like the swings.

11. What qualities seem to make your child different from other children?

-difficult to find out at his age. He is mostly a happy joyful child. likes to play all day as any other 2 yr old. He seems not to be scared of anything, he started jumping from chairs, sofa when very young. Still likes it and jumps from little high places.

12. How does your child cope with school, school work, study, deadlines, speaking in front of others, following directions etc?

-He goes to preschool now only 3 days, he is fine in school. Obey his teacher,

13. What kind of questions does he/she tend to ask you or other adults?

-nothing specific

14. What makes her/him laugh? What makes him/her cry?

playing with him , tickling jumping with him makes him laugh. He cries when we get upset with him or yell at him.

15. What makes him/her angry or irritable?

not getting what he is asking makes him angry and irritable.

16. What does your child do when alone?

-too young to leave him alone.

17. Is there a particular person or type of person that he/she reacts to, and what kind of reaction?

-no,


GENERAL STATE OF YOUR CHILD

1. What position does he/she sleep in?

on the tummy

2. Is there any position he/she seems unable to sleep in?

not aware of any

3. Any unusual behaviour during sleep?

no, sometimes he is not able to sleep because of the itchy skin. Specially in winter.

4. Any problems with sleep?

no

5. What foods are craved (cravings are strong desires) What foods are hated?

none. not yet developed a taste for foods. likes to eat fruits specially strawberry and beets.

6. What drinks are craved? What drinks are hated?

He likes to drink Milk a lot. really likes it.

7. How does he/she react when hungry, or hunger is prolonged?

Starts crying loud and if prolonged then only wants milk. Will not stop crying until he gets milk

8. How does the weather affect?

-Winters are worse. The eczema gets bad and he can't sleep . His skin gets very itchy and he keeps scratching.

9. How does the temperature affect?

-dry weather is bad for his skin

10. Are there any other environmental influences negative or positive (season, noise, music, moon, light, dark, day, night, time, smells etc.)

-fall and winter are bad. Summers are better.

11. Problems with stool or bowel habit?
Problems with urine or bladder habit?

-No

12. Where does he/she sweat most? Does it stain or smell unusual?

-not any specific area, juts sweat normal not much. not smell.


PREGNANCY AND BIRTH

1. What kind of health problems occurred while you were pregnant with your child?
none

2. Were there any other stresses or traumas that occurred?
No, My wife really wanted the daughter. This is our second child. The first is boy. She was very confident that this time it will be a girl. It came as a shock to her and was very upset because of that.

3. Did the birth itself have any problems?
No

4. Do you remember if any symptoms occurred suddenly during pregnancy that then vanished after your child was born? Especially important are any emotional or mental changes during this time.

Yes, there were high expectation of the girl with this pregnancy.When she came to know about boy she got very upset and depressed for few days. Everything became normal after few days. She still thinks about having a girl and wish for it every now and then.
 
coolme 6 years ago
Hi Evocationer,

Did you get a chance to look at this.

Thanks
Coolme
 
coolme 6 years ago
I will get to this. Weekends I have other duties to attend to so I may not be able to look at this till Monday.
 
Evocationer 6 years ago
Hi Evocationer,

I understand you are busy, just wondering if you got some time

Thanks
Coolme
 
coolme 5 years ago
Working on this right now.
 
Evocationer 5 years ago
Ok if I look at the following rubrics:

Eczema worse winter (petr)
Eczema better summer (petr)
Itching, must scratch till it bleeds
Jumping
Eruptions dry
Eruptions dry, bleeding after scratching (alum, Ars, Calc, Lyc, Petr, Sulph)

This suggest the remedy Petroleum. As there his disease has not penetrated that deeply, I would only suggest a low potency. There has also been a certain amount of suppression with orthodox medication so the eczema will be sensitive and likely to aggravate. We need to be somewhat cautious.

Can you get either Petr 12c or LM 1 (0/1), preferably in liquid form.

My instructions will vary a little depending on which one you are able to get.
 
Evocationer 5 years ago
Thanks Evocationer for looking at it. I really appreciate your help.

I can find Petroleum 12c in liquid form. What is LM 1 ?
I have to order it from WHP. They have it in different volume 15ml,30 ml,50 ml. How much should I order ?

Thanks
coolme
 
coolme 5 years ago
LM1 is the LM potency range. It may be denoted as the 50 Millesimal potency range. Often you will see it written as 0/1. In cases of suppressed skin diseases it is the safer potency range to use. However, we can adjust 12 to work in a similar way.

15mls is plenty, you will be using very little of it.
 
Evocationer 5 years ago
By the way, if you are having to order a remedy, you should also get either LM2 OR 30c as well in Petroleum.

The next most indicated remedy was Psorinum. Depending on how fincancial you are, you could also order 12c or LM1 of that remedy as well. It is possible you may never need it if Petr works well though.
 
Evocationer 5 years ago
I can only find 200c in higher potency.
I couldn't find psorinum on the site. I will check with the only store here, in the morning.

Right now we put him the steroid cream on his eczema that his pediatrician prescribed. It gives temporary relief to him but we are not comfortable with the side effects that it could have.

After we start his homeopathic med, should we stop putting any cream on him to see if homeopathy is working?

I will order it today so will get it by next week and will start then.
 
coolme 5 years ago
The steroid cream is going to make this process much harder. As it is suppressing the symptoms and pushing them inwards, and homoeopathy attempts to push those symptoms outwards, conditions like eczema can become very reactive.

However, if you withdraw him from the creams there will be a reaction for the worse from him. If you plan to do that, you must do it prior to the remedy being given, not at the same time. Otherwise it will be impossible to tell which is responsible for any worsening of his symptoms.

The problem with his case is that the only real symptoms are skin ones, and if we are unable to observe the changes there because the orthodox medication is suppressing those symptoms, it will be hard to know what the remedy is doing.

It is a difficult situation to manage. There will be consequences either way. How willing are you to allow him to go through withdrawal?
 
Evocationer 5 years ago
Ok,I understand. At this point we will like to give it a try. Its difficult to see him suffer but I hope this helps him for longer term not just temporary.

We also have a homeopathy alternative cream florasone

Cardiospermum-Cream-1-oz/dp/B0009EIN2O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1412046590&sr=8-1&keywords=florasone " rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Florasone-Cardiospermum-Cream-1-oz/dp/...

Do you think its ok to use it with the medicine ?

Thanks
 
coolme 5 years ago
I wouldn't exchange one suppressive medicine for another. The choice is to keep him on the steroid cream or take him off it and use no medicated topical treatments at all. I will work with you whichever way you choose, however, and I cannot say which would be easiest for him.
 
Evocationer 5 years ago
Coolme,

Psorinum has to be ordered from
Helios Homeopathic in the UK- you
have to have a prescription in usa to get
it. The LM potencies also need to be
from Helios Homeopathic- takes about
2 weeks to receive.
 
simone717 5 years ago
Thanks Simone, I see the med on helios website. I will order it from there.

Evocationer, I have a question

When I searched for Petroleum , I got following 3 , which one is the right one ? I think the kerosene one , please confirm

Petroleum Crudum Nor. (Norwegian crude Oil)

Petroleum Raffinatum (Unleaded Petrol 97 RON)

Petroleum (Kerosene)

Also, for liquid form it has following , which one to choose

1) LM liquid
A 10% alcoholic solution for taking LM potencies orally.

2)Oral liquid
A 23% alcohol solution suitable for all potencies.

3)Mother tincture
An alcoholic solution of the raw herbal ingredient. They are taken as drops in water.

Please confirm these.
Thanks a lot for all your help

coolme
 
coolme 5 years ago
The Petroleum we refer to is the one made from crude oil.

10% or 23% alcohol is suitable.
 
Evocationer 5 years ago
You think it's the first one that i should order. ?
 
coolme 5 years ago
The one made from crude oil yes.
 
Evocationer 5 years ago
Thanks Evocationer.
I am also ordering psorinum , but the site doesn't show LM1 or 12C. It has LM2, 18C, 30C.

which one should I order?

Thanks
coolme
 
coolme 5 years ago

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