Homeopathy aims to gradually reduce symptoms so that after 1-2 years no further treatment is required
Healthy skin does not require topical moisturizing. Healthy skin is maintained by a regular supply of beneficial nutrients from the inside, sensible and safe sun exposure and once/twice a day washing with clean, filtered water. A good homeopath can advise about all of these factors and how they can be gradually implemented while the treatment progresses. The aim of the homeopathic treatment is to enable the skin to look after itself and not to be maintained by lotions and potions.
Often, popular over-the-counter moisturizers contain chemicals which help in the moment, but dry out the skin in the long run. A vicious circle is set up where the chronic drying-out is made much worse by the cream which is used to treat it. Homeopathic treatment aims to help the skin to break out of this cycle by using natural topicals which do not harm the skin and natural oral remedies to help the skin to heal from the inside.
Medical treatment also includes steroid creams to calm down the chronic inflammation after it has appeared. If these are over-used, they can have side-effects such as thinning of the skin, permanent colour changes of the skin and even stunting growth of body height, in some rare cases. Homeopathy, on the other hand, addresses skin inflammation by re-balancing inner body processes to prevent the skin from over-reacting to allergens. Instead of re-acting to inflammation, homeopathy tries to treat the root cause for inflammation and resolve the issue from the inside, so that steroid creams will not be required anymore.
Anti-histamines can be lifesaving in cases of severe breathing allergy (anaphylaxis). But if anti-histamines are used daily for skin itching, they often cause a person to become more and more sensitive. Daily use of anti-histamines can cause more severe and even life-threatening breathing reactions, because the body is becoming more and more fragile while using the daily dose of pharmaceutical anti-histamine as a crutch. Anti-histamines have the potential to disrupt the immune system as a whole and cause more serious conditions such as chronic headaches and even abnormal breast development in males. Homeopathic treatment aims to reduce itching and discomfort by allowing the skin to find its natural pH balance, supply itself with natural moisturizing oils, and produce its own anti-inflammatory substances. This will take time, but in the interim period, homeopathic remedies help to reduce the itch to manageable levels.
Homeopathic treatment has no side-effects and no permanent negative outcomes. A good homeopath takes into account any factor which triggers or aggravates the skin condition and the allergy. In this way, attention is given to food and drink, but also to bathing water and soaps, clothes, bedding and detergents, and where possible, heathier alternatives will be suggested.