Clinical Utility of Homeopathy in Skin Lesion – Case Study on Eczema and Contact Dermatitis

Author: Dr Sandeep Narwadkar[1],  Dr Manjusha Joshi[2], Dr Shivaji  Chavan[3], Dr. Sameera Kazi[4], Dr. Pratibha Patil[5]


P.D. Jain Homoeopathic. Medical College.

[2]Professor, P.G. Guide,

P.D. Jain Homoeopathic. Medical College.

[3]Reader, P.G. Guide,

P.D. Jain Homoeopathic. Medical College.

[4]P.G. Lecturer,

P.D. Jain Homoeopathic. Medical College.

[5]P.G. Lecturer

P.D. Jain Homoeopathic. Medical College.

Address for correspondence:

Dr Sandeep Narwadkar

P.D. Jain Homoeopathic. Medical College.

Parbhani (M S)


Skin is the largest organ of body and considered most difficult organ to be treated, as there is no cure for eczema and no effective conventional therapy, many types of treatment are available to treat skin disease in different system of medicine allopathic, ayurveda or can be surgical but none of them is fully satisfactory. Homoeopathy offers very soothing and effective treatment for cases which are difficult to manage by modern medicine and which have relapse after stoppage of treatment. Here we are presenting a case of dry eczema, which failed to respond to modern medicine and was mange very well by homeopathy with, in short time of period without any relapse after stoppage of treatment.


This article describes the treatment and clinically how Homoeopathy help in such cases and also advantages of therapeutic medicine in the conventional dermatological practice including low cost availability, ease of administration, patient acceptability, and reduction in steroidal uses.

Eczema and dermatitis are most common skin diseases Skin affections are merely local manifestations of some constitutional affection. They represent the effort of nature to get rid of some poison in the system, congenital or acquired which effort should not be suppressed.

Eczema is a most common of all the dermatological disease. It is not a disease but comprises of a group of skin disorders exhibiting a common pattern of histological and clinical findings, which vary depending on the stage of disease. It is characterized by excessive itching, dry and scaly eruption with redness. It may occur at any age. The cause of eczema varies from person to person. Children taking corticosteroid for treatment of asthma or COPD are at higher risk to develop the disease. The different types of eczema are Atopic eczema, Irritant contact eczema, Allergic contact eczema, infantile seborrheic eczema, Adult seborrhoreic eczema, varicose eczema.

Dermatitis is a condition characterized by inflammation of skin with itching and redness. The common symptoms are redness, swelling, itching and lesions.

Types are Contact dermatitis, Atopic dermatitis, Seborrhoeic dermatitis, Perioral dermatitis, Neuro dermatitis, Stasis dermatitis.

Contact dermatitis develops within few hours after contact with the offending agent [Allergen to which the patient is potentially sensitive]. The eruption develops briskly, spreading far beyond original point of contact. It has ill defined margin, fading at the periphery, brisky edema and uniform vesiculation are the feature that dominate the eruption. Distribution depends upon the offending agent hence localization of dermatitis help in establishing the cause. Chemical agents in plants, cosmetics, external medicaments, clothing and occupational chemicals usually cause contact dermatitis.

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