Also known as “neurodermitis”, neurodermatitis is a skin condition that leads to intense cutaneous reactions Mainly caused by allergens, this disorder is among the most common dermatological conditions. To date, it has not always been possible to pinpoint the underlying causes of neurodermatitis. Nevertheless, some situations are known to be conducive to the development of the disease, as is the case of stress, tension and contact with chemicals, for example.
At the primary stage, neurodermatitis primarily manifests itself by itching of the skin, especially in the folds. Most of the time, the body parts that are most affected are the neck, the nape of the neck, the knees and the hands. When the pathology reaches a more advanced stage, its symptoms mainly include the appearance of dry or wet eczema, depending on the case. In case of wet eczema, the affected part is swollen and covered in pustules, scabs and flaky skin. Once the condition reaches a chronic stage, neurodermatitis manifests itself by the appearance of red patches, while the skin becomes dry and rough due to the reduced production of talc.
To treat neurodermatitis, it is recommended to take 5 granules of Saponaria 7 CH three times a day. If you wish to use the remedy in liquid form, it is advisable to take it three times a day by diluting 10 drops of the mother tincture in a bit of water. In the presence of vesicles full of clear fluid and accompanied by itching sensations, it is advisable to opt for Rhus toxicodendron 7 CH instead. In case of skin inflammation of the skin accompanied by burning sensations, it is recommended to take 5 granules of Apis mellifica 7 CH three times a day. Finally, one may relieve itching by taking 5 granules of Dolichos pruriens 5 CH as often as deemed necessary.
If the patient’s condition does not improve despite the administration of specific remedies, it is imperative to consult a doctor immediately. In children, the appearance of skin lesions on the face should also require an urgent consultation with a specialist. A medical consultation is also needed if the existing lesions become purulent or take on a different appearance. Finally, if the affected person develops fever or if his or her overall condition deteriorates, he or she may suffer from an infection, in which case consultation with a specialist is required.
• Apis Mellifica
• Dolichos Pruriens
• Rhus Toxicodendron
Good to know: If neurodermatitis is not treated on time, it can lead to a bacterial infection, thus requiring antibiotic therapy.