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Eczema 3 yrs old daughter

My daughter has been suffering from eczema since she was 1 month old. She had severe form of eczema and had cradle cap too. Initially we started out with cortizone steroid cream and moisturizers. When she was 3 months old, we went to India and started homepathic treatment for her. The homeopathic doctor was giving her Rhustox 200 + Apis 30. She was in India for almost 3 months. By the end of her India trip, her rashes were almost gone. Once we returned to US, after sometimes her rashes started re-appearing. The medicines that worked in India stopped working here. Once in a while we had to use cortizone whenever there was a serious outbreak otherwise we mostly managed by using moisturizers(eucerin). We also continued with the homeopathic medicine. This medicine used to be shipped form India from my native place. Recently, 6 months ago we again visited India. This time we changed her homeopathic doctor. Her new doctor asked us to stop all non-vegitarian foods and chocolates for her. He prescribed her a bunch of medicines that I will be listing below. This time also, her rashes vanished by the end of her 3 months India trip and once she returned to US, after sometime it started re-appearing. And, again its the same old story. Needless to say that neither my daughter gets sound sleep during nor us. Whenever we talk to her doctor in India, he says that the treatment that he is providing will only cure her eczema. We are not seeing any improvement but still we are continuing with his prescription. The medicines he prescribed are below
1. Dermisol - 10 drps * 2
2. Purazen - 1 tblsp * 2
3. Adel 12 - 10 drps * 2
4. Calendula Mother Tincture - used to mix with her bathing water.
5. Some pellets not sure what all medicines were in that. When I tried to enquire he told me it was sulphur.
6. Sulphur 30C - 3 pellets thrice a day. He recommended this once her rashes started reappearing. We didn't notice any improvement.
7. Echinacea - 5 drops twice. This we continued for 2 weeks.
We did a common allergy test and she is not allergic to anything. We did notice that her eczema outbreaks mostly happen when there is sudden change in weather or when it is too hot or cold. I am allergic to Sulfa group of drugs and my wife doesn't have any known allergy.

We don't want to go back to steroids and we are kind of dead end with her current homeopathic doctor. Please suggest what should we do.

Regards
 
  ursraj on 2008-09-12
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Please answer the following questions in a descriptive manner after careful analysis and recollection of previous experiences and happenings.

1. Describe your main suffering?




2. What other physical sufferings do you have in your body?




3. What mental sufferings / feelings do you have associated with your physical sufferings?



4. What exactly do you feel when you are at your worst?




5. When did it all start? Can you connect it to any past event or disease?



6. Which time of the day you are worst?




7. What are the things which aggravate your suffering and which are those which ameliorate the same?




8. Do your think your sufferings have relation to any external stimuli (like, change of place) or any internal biological changes in the body, like, menses (in females)?




9. When do you feel better, during hot weather or cold weather, humid or dry weather?




10. Describe your general mental set up? Are you Moody, Arrogant, Mild, Agreeable Changeable, Nervous, Suspicious, Easily offended, Quiet, Arguing, Irritating, Lazy etc.

- How do you feel before or during a thunderstorm?
- Do you like being consoled during your tough times?
- Are you sensitive to external stimuli like smell, noise, light etc?
- Do you have any typical habit or gesture like nail biting, causeless
weeping, talking to one self etc?
- How do you feel about your friends, family, your children and especially your husband / wife?

11. What are your fears and do you dream of any situation repeatedly?




12. What do you crave for in food items and what are your aversions?





13. How is your thirst: Less, Normal or Excessive?

14. How is your hunger: Less, Normal or Excessive?

15. Is there any kind of food which your body canít stand?

16. Is your sweat normal or less or more? Where does it sweat more: Head, Trunk or Limbs?

17. How is your bowel movement and stool type?

18. How well do you sleep? Do you have a particular posture of sleeping?


19. Do you think you are able to satisfy your sexual desires in general?

20. What peculiar or strange sensation do you have in any part of your body at times? Do you sometimes feel Ď as ifÖ..í in some part of the body?


21. What medications have been taken earlier by you to treat the diseases and do you have any particular symptom surfacing after the medication?


22. What major diseases are running in your family?


23. Describe, how do you look like? Describe your overall appearance.

24. (ONLY FOR FEMALES)

If you are not having normal menstrual cycles, please answer the following questions:

- Are the periods early, regular or late in general? How long do they last?
- Do you suffer from any kind of physical or mental discomfort before, during or after the periods?
- Is the flow scanty, normal or excessive?
- Is the blood thick bright red or pale watery?
- Do you notice any clots in the flow?
 
rishimba last decade

Patient ID: Sex: Female Age: 3 yrs

Thanks for responding Rishimba.
This is regarding my daughter who is 3 years old.

1. Describe your main suffering?
-- She is suffering from eczema. She gets rashes usually at her hand and leg joints, on her shoulders, face and ear joints, neck and back too.



2. What other physical sufferings do you have in your body?
-- No other physical problem.



3. What mental sufferings / feelings do you have associated with your physical sufferings?
-- She is just 3 yrs old. One can simply imagine her sufferings when in the middle of the night she wakes up and tells that her body is itching.


4. What exactly do you feel when you are at your worst?

5. When did it all start? Can you connect it to any past event or disease?
-- She had been suffering since she was 1 month old



6. Which time of the day you are worst?
-- Typically eczema worsens during night.




7. What are the things which aggravate your suffering and which are those which ameliorate the same?
-- She is not allergic to any food items. As per our observation, her eczema triggers mainly because of weather change. If the weather is too hot or cold, then also her rashes increases. Sometimes she doesn't have rashes during daytime/evening but all of a sudden they appear during night time. Sometimes, when she is outdoors she is fine and as soon as she is indoors rashes start appearing.



8. Do your think your sufferings have relation to any external stimuli (like, change of place) or any internal biological changes in the body, like, menses (in females)?
-- Hard to say.




9. When do you feel better, during hot weather or cold weather, humid or dry weather?



10. Describe your general mental set up? Are you Moody, Arrogant, Mild, Agreeable Changeable, Nervous, Suspicious, Easily offended, Quiet, Arguing, Irritating, Lazy etc.
--She is a very pleasant girl and mostly keeps herself busy with her toys or playing around. She is stubborn at times that I believe is very natural with kids. She has a doll with which she plays, talks and takes it to bed along with her. She is quick learner. She is a reserved kind of girl and takes her own time to mingle with strangers. She is afraid of animals/birds but slowly she is getting over that fear.




11. What are your fears and do you dream of any situation repeatedly?




12. What do you crave for in food items and what are your aversions?
-- She likes non-veg, ladyfinger, soyabeans, rice and chapattis. She rarely eats vegetables.




13. How is your thirst: Less, Normal or Excessive?
-- Less

14. How is your hunger: Less, Normal or Excessive?
-- Less(mostly)

15. Is there any kind of food which your body canít stand?

16. Is your sweat normal or less or more? Where does it sweat more: Head, Trunk or Limbs?
-- Normal

17. How is your bowel movement and stool type?
-- Once during night. Tight and of yellow color.

18. How well do you sleep? Do you have a particular posture of sleeping?
-- If she has rashes then she sleeps at a stretch for 2-3 hrs. In that case she sleeps well during early morning hours. If she feels better then she sleeps through whole night. Generally she sleeps around 10:30 - 11 pm and wakes up late around 11-11:30 am. She sleeps mostly on her side.


21. What medications have been taken earlier by you to treat the diseases and do you have any particular symptom surfacing after the medication?
-- From 3 months till she was almost 1 yr old : Rhustox 200 and Apis 30. The rashes almost disappeared while she was in India. After returning to US, it used to appear once in a while. Later on there was some gap in the medicine and there was no visible effect of the medicine afterwards. We continued the medicine until our next trip to India and that was around 6 months ago.

-- Since last 6 months, she is taking following medications
1. Dermisol - 10 drps * 2
2. Purazen - 1 tblsp * 2
3. Adel 12 - 10 drps * 2
4. Calendula Mother Tincture - used to mix with her bathing water. After bath, we were using boro-calendula powder as suggested by doctor.
5. Some pellets not sure what all medicines were in that. When I tried to enquire he told me it was sulphur.
6. Sulphur 30C - 3 pellets thrice a day. He recommended this once her rashes started reappearing. We didn't notice any improvement.
7. Echinacea - 5 drops twice. This we continued for 2 weeks.
Her rashes were all gone till she was in India. Once she returned to US, she was fine for first two weeks. The rashes started appearing and disappearing and for last one month the rashes are very persistent. The current medication is not working at all.


22. What major diseases are running in your family?
-- Both of us had some skin problem in my childhood but that got fully treated by homeopathy only. I am also type-2 diabetic. My wife's mother has thyroid and her father is diabetic and heart patient.

Regards
 
ursraj last decade

which city in US are you staying now.

how is the overall climate there for the last one month there compared to that of india where u stayed earlier.

do you think the new place here is having a difference in humidity and temperature to the ones in india.

do you know which remedy treated your skin problems earlier.
 
rishimba last decade

We are living in San Pablo, California. The weather was very hot in the last week of august and first week of september with bad air quality warning as well. The hagometer that we have at home, always displayed a humidity above 62%. SInce last week, its typical bay weather, generally warm to hot during daytime and cold during nights. As we stay closer to the bay, its mostly windy.

I believe compared to India, the weather over here is drier and most probably that is aiding to her eczema outbreak. She was in India during peak of summer so she has been through higher temperatures than here. But definitely weather is a major factor for her eczema.

Another thing that I would like mention is that we use fan during night even if it is too cold. Typically night temperatures are around 60 F.

My homeopath gave me some herbs mixed in mustard oil to massage all over my body. I used to get something like heat blisters all over my body during the onset of rainy season. My wife used to get some rashes on her fingure joints during summer. She also doesn't remember the medication. Also, generally in India, homeopaths rarely reveal their medication.

Thanks and Regards
 
ursraj last decade

I forgot to mention that for the last 6 months we are not using any moisturizing cream for her as her homeopathic doctor suggested. We are using ghee to massage her 3-4 times a day.
 
ursraj last decade

the two remedies coming close to the modalities are

1. ARS ALB
2. CLEMATIS ERECTA


please try one by one.

start with 12c potency four to six hourly and as soon as you note esponse, make it thrice a day till the time all rashes are cured.
 
rishimba last decade

Shall we stop her current medicines?

How many pellets we have to give in a dose?

I believe we are anticipating a positive response before lowering down number of doses?

For how many days we should try before switching to next medicine. What should we do if the eczema rashes increase?

Also, can you please suggest any retail store in US where I can find these medicines.
 
ursraj last decade

yes, you need to stop her current medication as they are not working.

one dose would typically consist of 3 or 4 drops in some 20 ml of water sipped sowly. if you buy pellets, one dose would be some 2 to 3 pellets under the tongue.

if you see positive change, lower doen the dosage. if you see that the rashes are increasing, you need to stop any further dosage of the remedy and inform me.

if after giving one remedy for a week doesnt show any reaction in the next 10 days, you can switch to other remedy.

i am not aware about the retail shop where you will find the stuff. you need to find it out yourself.
 
rishimba last decade

Hi Rishimba
I got the medicines yesterday and gave her the first dose of CLEMATIS ERECTA this morning. I will continue with this one for one week check for the results and will inform you accordingly. Another thing that I noticed on the drums of the medicine that for CLEMATIC ERECTA its mentioned ITCHING and ARS ALB it is FOOD POISONING. What these exactly mean?

Thanks
 
ursraj last decade

please ignore what is written on the package.
these are the general indications meant for common people so that they can select the remedies.

please start with clematis erecta as suggested.
 
rishimba last decade

I've started with Clematis Erecta and have already gave her three doses. I did notice a slight increase in her itchiness near knee joints after 2nd dose but for now discounting it as the regular dryness/itchiness she gets with a change of weather. For last two days, she was ok and I do hope that she sleeps well tonight too. If the rashes continue to increase tomorrow then I will definitely need your suggestion on the next step.

Thanks
 
ursraj last decade

if the symptoms increase, its best to completely stop the doses till it becomes normal.

start with a regulated potency and dosage.
 
rishimba last decade

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