Homoeopathic Medicines for Eczema

SKIN – Eczema
Aethi-m. aln. alum. Anac. Ant-c. anthraco. arb. Ars. ars-i. Berb. berb-a. borx. Bov. Calc. Canth. caps. Carb-ac. carb-v. castor-eq. caust. chrysar. Cic. Clem. com. con. Crot-t. dulc. euph. fl-ac. frax. fuli. Graph. Hep. hippoz. hydrc. jug-c. Kali-ar. kali-m. kreos. lyc. Mang-act. Merc. Merc-c. merc-d. merc-pr-r. Mez. mur-ac. nat-ar. nat-m. nux-v. Olnd. Petr. pilo. Plb. podo. prim-v. Psor. Rhus-t. rhus-v. sars. Sep. skook. Sul-i. Sulph. thuj. tub. ust. Vinc. Viol-t. x-ray xero.

SKIN – Eczema – Behind ears
ars. arund. bov. Chrysar. Graph. Hep. jug-r. kali-m. lyc. Mez. Olnd. Petr. psor. rhus-t. sanic. Scroph-n. sep. staph. tub.

SKIN – Eczema – Of – face
anac. ant-c. bac. calc. Carb-ac. cic. coloc. corn. Crot-t. hyper. kali-ar. led. merc-pr-r. psor. rhus-t. sep. staph. Sul-i. Sulph. Vinc.

Ars alb

  • The skin is dry and parchment-like – that gloss and smoothness, the usual accompaniment of health is gone.
  • Very often this dry surface becomes covered with cold and clammy sweat which gives a sort of pungent sensation to the touch.
  • Our patient slides down in bed and his lower jaw keeps hanging down.
  • These symptoms indicate great gravity of the case, but Arsenic will even then rescue such cases when indicated.

Itching, burning, swellings; oedema, eruption, papular, dry, rough, scaly; worse cold and scratching.

  • Malignant pustules.
  • Ulcers with offensive discharge.
  • Anthrax.
  • Poisoned wounds.
  • Urticaria, with burning and restlessness.
  • Psoriasis.
  • Scirrhus.
  • Icy coldness of body.
  • Epithelioma of the skin.
  • Gangrenous inflammations.


  • Ulcerates.
  • Abscesses beneath skin; worse warm applications.
  • Hives; worse, warmth.
  • Violent itching; fissured eruptions.
  • Acne.
  • Chronic eczema associated with urinary, gastric and hepatic disorders; bleeds easily.
  • Skin becomes thick and indurated.
  • Varicose veins, naevi, erectile tumors.
  • Brown spots, freckles worse on left side of face and nose.
  • Dry, shrunken, especially palms; hair becomes prematurely gray.
  • Dropsies.
  • Offensive secretions; viscid and offensive perspiration, especially of feet and axilla.
  • Psoriasis.
  • Modalities
  • Worse, right side, from right to left, from above downward, 4 to 8 p.m.  ; from heat or warm room, hot air, bed.
  • Warm applications, except throat and stomach which are better from warm drinks.
  •  Better, by motion, after midnight, from warm food and drink, on getting cold, from being uncovered.

Calc carb 

  • Unhealthy; readily ulcerating; flaccid.
  • Small wounds do not heal readily.
  • Glands swollen.
  • Nettle rash; better in cold air.
  • Warts on face and hands.
  • Petechial eruptions.
  • Chilblains.
  • Boils.
  • Modalities
  • Worse, from exertion, mental or physical; ascending; cold in every form; water, washing, moist air, wet weather; during full moon; standing.
  • Better, dry climate and weather; lying on painful side.
  • Sneezing (pain in head and nape).  


  • Blunt instrument leave deep impression on the skin.
  • Urticaria on excitement, with rheumatic lameness, palpitation and diarrhoea. [Dulc.]
  • Itching on getting warm.
  • Eczema, moist; formation of thick crusts.
  • Pimples cover the entire body; scurvy; herpetic eruptions.
  • Pruritus ani.
  • Urticaria on waking in the morning, worse from bathing.
  • Pellagra.
  • Relationship
  • Bovista antidotes tar applications.
  • Suffocation from gas.
  • After Rhus in chronic urticaria.
  • Compare : Calc.; Rhus; Sepia; Cicuta.


  • Eczema; no itching, exudation forms into a hard, lemon-colored crust.
  • Suppressed eruption causes brain disease.
  • Elevated eruptions, as large as peas.
  • Chronic impetigo.
  • Modalities
  • Worse, from touch, draughts, concussion, tobacco smoke.


  • Rough, hard, persistent dryness of portions of skin unaffected by eczema.
  • Early stage of keloid and fibroma.
  • Pimples and acne.
  • Eruptions, oozing out a sticky exudation.
  • Rawness in bends of limbs, groins, neck, behind ears.
  • Unhealthy skin; every little injury suppurates.
  • Ulcers discharging a glutinous fluid, thin and sticky.
  • Swelling and induration of glands.
  • Gouty nodosities.
  • Cracks in nipples, mouth, between toes, anus.
  • Phlegmonous erysipelas of face; burning and stinging pain.
  • Swelling of feet.
  • Wens.
  • Chronic Poison Oak.
  • Modalities
  • Worse, warmth, at night, during and after menstruation.
  • Better, in the dark, from wrapping up


  • Abscesses; suppurating glands are very sensitive.
  • Papules prone to suppurate and extend.
  • Acne in youth.
  • Suppurate with prickly pain.
  • Easily bleed.
  • Angio-neurotic oedema.
  • Unhealthy skin; every little injury suppurates.
  • Chapped skin, with deep cracks on hands and feet.
  • Ulcers, with bloody suppuration, smelling like old cheese.
  • Ulcers very sensitive to contact, burning, stinging, easily bleeding.
  • Sweats day and night without relief.
  • “Cold-sores” very sensitive.
  • Cannot bear to be uncovered; wants to be wrapped up warmly.
  • Sticking or pricking in afflicted parts.
  • Putrid ulcers, surrounded by little pimples.
  • Great sensitiveness to slightest touch.
  • Chronic and recurring urticaria.
  • Small-pox.
  • Herpes circinatus.
  • Constant offensive exhalation from the body.


  • Eczema; intolerable itching; chilliness with pruritus; worse in bed.
  • Ulcers itch and burn, surrounded by vesicles and shining, fiery-red areola.
  • Zona, with burning pain.
  • Bones, especially long bones, inflamed and swollen; caries, exostosis; pain worse night, touch, damp weather. [Merc.; Syph.]
  • Eruptions ulcerate and form thick scabs under purulent matter exudes. [Chrysophanic acid.]
  • Modalities
  • Worse, cold air; night, evening until midnight, warm food, touch, motion.
  • Better, open air.


  • Dirty, dingy look.
  • Dry, lustreless, rough hair.
  • Intolerable itching.
  • Herpetic eruptions, especially on scalp and bends of joints with itching; worse, from warmth of bed.
  • Enlarged glands.
  • Sebaceous glands secrete excessively; oily skin.
  • Indolent ulcers, slow to heal.
  • Eczema behind ears.
  • Crusty eruptions all over.
  • Urticaria after every exertion.
  • Pustules near finger-nails.


  • Itching on ears, nose, and in urethra.
  • Papular eruption on face.
  • Cold-sores on lips.
  • Boils on neck.
  • Barber’s itch.
  • Acne.
  • Lichen planus.
  • Arms covered with itching rash.
  • Hair feels as if erect.


  • Herpes circinatus in isolated spots.
  • Itching; not relieved by scratching; worse in bends of elbows and knees.
  • Chloasma; herpetic eruption on lips, about mouth and nose.
  • Ringworm-like eruption every spring.
  • Urticaria on going in open air; better in warm room.
  • Hyperidrosis and bromidrosis.
  • Sweat on feet, worse on toes; intolerable odor.
  • Lentigo in young women.
  • Ichthyosis with offensive odor of skin.
  • Modalities
  • Worse, forenoons and evenings; washing, laundry-work, dampness, left side, after sweat; cold air, before thunder-storm.
  • Better, by exercise, pressure, warmth of bed, hot applications, drawing limbs up, cold bathing, after sleep.

Rhus tox

  • Red, swollen; itching intense.
  • Vesicles, herpes; urticaria; pemphigus; erysipelas; vesicular suppurative forms.
  • Glands swollen.
  • Cellulitis.
  • Burning eczematous eruptions with tendency to scale formation.


  • Itching at night.
  • Chilblains, moist, itch and burn.
  • Bed-sores.
  • Skin dry, constricted, very sensitive, rough and cracked, leathery.
  • Herpes.
  • Slightest scratch makes skin suppurate. [Hepar.]
  • Intertrigo; psoriasis of hands.
  • Thick, greenish crusts, burning and itching; redness, raw; cracks bleed easily.
  • Eczema.
  • Rhagades worse in winter.

Carb acid

  • Itching vesicles, with burning pain.
  • Burns tend to ulcerate.
  • Relationship
  • Compare : Chrysarobin (local in ringworm of the scalp 5-10 per cent. in glycerine and alcohol. Equal parts).
  • Ars; Kreosot.; Carbo; Guano. (Violent headache as from a band around head. Itching of nostrils, back, thighs, genitals. Symptoms like hay-fever).


  • Corrosive itching.
  • Great sensitiveness of skin, with redness and soreness from slight rubbing.
  • Eczema of head and face; pustules, itching, burning, and offensive odor.
  • Hair matted together.
  • Relationship
  • Compare: Oleand.; Staph.

Viol t

  • Intolerable itching.
  • Eruptions, particularly over face and head, with burning, itching; worse at night.
  • Thick scabs, which crack and exude a tenacious yellow pus.
  • Eczema impetigonoides of the face.
  • Sycosis.
  • Modalities
  • Worse, winter; 11 a.m.
  • Compare: Lycop.


  • Intense itching, eczema, with mental irritability; vesicular eruption; swelling, urticaria; eruption like that of Poison-Oak. [Xerophyl.; Grindel.; Croton.]
  • Lichen planus; neurotic eczema.
  • Warts on hands.
  • Ulcer formation on forearm.
  • Modalities
  • Worse, on application of hot water.
  • Better, from eating.
  • When lying on side, from rubbing.

Ant crud

  • Eczema with gastric derangements.
  • Pimples, vesicles, and pustules.
  • Sensitive to cold bathing.
  • Thick, hard, honey-colored scabs.
  • Urticaria; measle-like eruption.
  • Itching when warm in bed.
  • Dry skin.
  • Warts. [Thuja; Sabina; Caust.] Dry gangrene.
  • Scaly, pustular eruption with burning and itching, worse at night.

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