Severe Plantar Atopic DermatitisHello,
I am a 43 year old female who has been suffering from Plantar Atopic Dermatitis for just over one year. I have tried topical steroid creams and ointments with little to no improvement and with serious side effects. I currently am undergoing bi-weekly phototherapy sessions (relatively safe narrowband UVB (NB-UVB) light treatment) I have seen a very small amount of improvement. My doctor would like me to use tar ointment but I have decided against it as I wish to avoid more side effects.
Approximately 2 years ago I saw a team of homeopaths as part of a homeopathy school training program. The remedy that was prescribed to me then was the constitutional remedy Sepia. The program is no longer operating and in the last few years I have taken the odd dose of Sepia 30c as well as a one time dose of Sepia 500c. I took the 500c dose more than a year ago. I have seen a homeopath for my skin in the past 6 months, but the sessions were abrupt and the remedies prescribed (sulfur and silicea) were of little benefit.
I suffer from allergies, one of which is to milk/dairy. Recently, in the middle of the night, I reacted to one pellet of Sulphur 30c with intense itching of my feet. Out of desperation I took one pellet of Sepia 30c and the itching stopped for a short time and I was able to then sleep peacefully. In the 1.5 days that followed, I took one pellet of Sepia 30c 3 times per day. For the 3 days since I have been taking 8 drops of Sepia water (1 pellet of 30c dissolved in water). During this time I have noticed greater ease and more frequent bowel movements (a change from pellet-like/constipated bowel movements) I have noticed a reduction in the mucous/catarrh and spastic cough that was the result of a recent illness that involved an extreme sore throat, a loss of my voice and a relentless tickling cough that kept me awake at night. I also experienced a deeper general sense of peace from anxiousness as well as a relief from depressive thoughts that come from the fatigue and loss of quality of life as a result of the dermatitis. I believe that I have also experienced a slight improvement from the itching and redness, and a lessening of the copious liquid puss. This is difficult to gauge as the inflammation comes and goes. I have also been mostly sleeping through the night aside from having to wake periodically to re-moisturize my feet to resolve the itch. I have also noticed a lessening of allergy symptoms, I am allergic to dust, and some foods. I have also experienced a lessening of general weepiness which I attribute to being able to sleep through the night.
I think the Sepia is the remedy that I need at this time. I would appreciate any thoughts or help in any way as to whether I am on the right track with Sepia. I am particularly concerned with dosage as I do not want to over dose Sepia.
Any help that could be offered I would whole heartedly appreciate!
MPyress Flame on 2018-01-13
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♥ healer21 2 years ago
Profession: Dancer, Clown theatre performing artist (working minimally at present)
Relationship status: In committed relationship 2.5 years
Daily Routine: generally rise anywhere from 9-10:30am and retire anywhere from 10-12am some days I am more physically active than others, it depends on my schedule.
Sleep disorders: Yes, because of dermatitis
Foul Breath: at times, and according to my partner. not at the moment
Thick yellow discharges: Sometimes thick and copious mucous from throat. Bright yellow mucous in nose and in ears.
Boils: a few tiny carbuncles on bottom of feet recently. boil-like pimples on lower leg areas in random spots.
Open infections: no
Length of problem: Over one year
Fever/Cough at present: No
Pain, symptoms, sensations: Severe itching. Pain from weeping sores on bottoms of feet as a result of scratching. Erythema and desquamations on soles of feet. Painful and tight hardening sensation on skin feet if area is not sealed from air (by using plastic)
Cold or congestion in head: groggy feeling in head, after not sleeping through the night.
Watery discharge: Sometimes runny nose. watery discharge from feet after scratching
Sun sensitivity: no
Cold Sores: no
When are the symptoms/pain/suffering: after foot coverings have been soaked from perspiration from being sealed. In the middle of the night. after perspiring inside of shoes
Ameliorates: after long bouts of rest. I have had recent bouts of swollen feet
Foul smelling gas: light foul smelling.
Light sensitivity: no
Sweaty hands or feet: sweaty feet
Pronounced weakness in body: lower legs
Thick yellow discharge: Yes, in throat. in ears
Food likes: sweet, and oily and salty foods. prefer oily breads
Food dislikes: meat, eggs, slimy mushrooms. have allergic reaction to peppers, carrots and all dairy
Thirst: Feel thirst after taking sepia, otherwise not thirsty. prefer warm water. like fizzy beverages and tea. Lean more towards being less thirsty.
Shooting pain: have occasions of severe shooting pain in ovaries, more in right ovary
Acne blackheads: no blackheads. pimples on lower parts of legs
Hair: brittle. greasy at roots.
Temperature: can feel extremely cold, hate cold. Also sensitive to heat.
Will be wrapped in a blanket even in summer. I like hot weather.
I have had foul smelling gas in the past. have gas and flatulence at the same time as feeling anxious. the symptoms of itchiness of feet are relieved by enema, especially coffee enema have had allergic reaction to milk in homeopathy pellets, except with Sepia.
Have tried Sulphur 6 and 30ch, Silicea 30ch, Sepia 30 and 200ch
MPyress Flame last year
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♥ healer21 last year
I have ordered the remedies you prescribe and await their arrival.
I wanted to mention I have since developed a series of boils that have become infected. They originated as small pimples, about a week ago. I now have swelling in my right lower leg and ankle as the boils fail to fully heal (one continuously suppurates, one does not suppurate at all) I have one on the back of my hand that has caused it to become swollen. I found relief from the extreme pain I experienced the night previous with a 1m dose of Arnica. I have repeated that dose 3 times out of concern for the swelling as nothing else seemed to work (4 pellets dissolved in water, used all three times) Before this recent outbreak in boils, I realize that, in general, I have been experiencing swollen ankles, minus the boils. I have extremely dry skin mostly on the lower parts of my body.
Shall I still go ahead with the Kali phos and mag phos?
And, is it ok to use silicea in pellet form?
Thank you again
MPyress Flame last year
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[Edited by healer21 on 2018-02-01 19:21:02]
♥ healer21 last year
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