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Redness

Alleviating redness with homoeopathy

Redness is a temporary colouring of the face due to blood flow that causes the blood vessels to dilate. However, this may also include skin alterations, that come in the form of scarlet patches or spots. Redness may spread to all body parts and have multiple origins. Causes of redness include skin hypersensitivity, as well as external factors like the sun or the consumption of spices, alcohol and tobacco. However, redness can also have psychological and genetic origins, and is often pronounced among individuals lacking self-confidence. In addition, redness can also come from allergies that are accompanied by acne and pruritus. Eczema is a perfect illustration of such cases and this specific pathology leads to peeling skin and itching sensations. Finally, redness may also be caused by skin infections.

Symptoms of redness

Redness develops in different ways depending on a given individual’s metabolism. The pathology generally starts out with the appearance of small red spots, which eventually become irritating before the skin progressively turns red. In case of an allergy, the skin is irritated and may be subject to a subcutaneous fluid build-up. Redness spontaneously appears  and become more pronounced as you scratch the skin. If redness is of psychological origin, it can occur due to a stressful situation or it may follow hot flashes.

Homoeopathic remedies to alleviate redness

Lung histamine 15 CH  is a treatment prescribed for redness of allergenic origin. Three granules of this remedy need to be taken in the morning and evening. As for facial redness, the use of Urtica 5 CH and Apis 5 CH is recommended. The dosage for both of these remedies consists of 3 granules, to be taken 3 times a day. Antimonium crudum is a homoeopathic remedy that is particularly effective for alleviating the symptoms of redness. Its active ingredient is particularly effective for treating skin rashes and its use is recommended at a 9-CH dilution. Regarding redness resulting from eczema, know that Rhus toxicodendron has proven its effectiveness time and time again. The recommended dosage consists of intakes of the remedy in 6 to 12-CH dilution, to be taken as often as deemed necessary.

When should you consult a doctor?

In case of redness, consulting a doctor becomes necessary when the symptoms prevent the subject from conducting his or her daily activities. Furthermore, if the improvement is not forthcoming after taking the prescribed medication, it is also advisable to consult a doctor without delay. It should be noted that the symptoms’ regression should be apparent from the second day. Finally, the best decision at the first sign of redness is to go see a doctor given that no one is more qualified than a health professional to prescribe the correct homoeopathic remedy.

Treatments and pathologies linked to “redness”

Associated treatments

  • Belladonna

Good to know: During a redness attack, not only does homoeopathy help alleviate the condition, but it can also be used to effectively treat the underlying causes responsible for the pathology. More specifically, homoeopathic remedies help to strengthen an individual’s immune system when confronted to allergies.

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Pathology and homeopathy are two fields of scientific research that go hand in hand. As a matter of fact, homeopathic research on a disease is always accompanied by a pathological study of that disease. Pathology is the scientific field that studies diseases, while homeopathy is a gentle method for treating diseases. Homeopathic treatment follows the principles of similarity (Similia similibus curentur or "likes are cured by likes") and comprehensiveness. There is no universal treatment for a given disease; it must be adapted to each patient.