A Case of Eczema was contributed by Rebecca Snowden
My daughter Selah was born healthy and strong. She was breastfed and enjoyed being held in the ocean from three months old. When she graduated to eating solid foods, mindful preparation was taken to ensure proper nutrition and nearly all foods were homemade.
I started to notice a little patch of rough looking skin on Selah when she was around a year old. Unsure of what it was and because it didn’t look alarming nor did Selah complain about it, I did not seek medical care. A few months later I noticed a couple more small patches here and there on her body. It was the same rough looking skin. Then, by the time Selah was 18-24 months old, the rough patches caused her discomfort, were getting larger and were itchy. She scratched them and eventually her skin became a mottled color and was pinkish in these spots. She was unable to sleep without waking to scratch her itchy skin. Her pediatrician diagnosed this as eczema, prescribed hydrocortisone cream and an oatmeal bath to soothe her skin.
While I consider myself someone who eats healthy and mostly organic, uses the most natural products, and tries to use traditional medical care only when necessary, I was quick to use the above mentioned products because of the great discomfort of my child and because she was not healing with dietary changes (gluten free, dairy free, low glycemic). After one oatmeal bath she was so irritated and more inflamed that I threw the product away. The hydrocortisone cream worked to stop the itching; however, it did not heal her skin. Her skin was discolored and people would ask what she was suffering from. Sadly, the ocean was now too painful for her to play in because of how it stung her wounded, eczema skin.
This is when I asked the homeopaths of Homeopathy Houston to assist with my child’s problem. Quickly I was given the analysis that Selah’s eczema was most likely a candida response to antibiotic treatment given in the past. Selah was only 2 at this time and I couldn’t recall giving antibiotics to her until I finally remembered that she had an ear infection when she was less than a year old and my husband and I agreed to do antibiotics after our pediatrician mentioned that she “could go deaf” without them. It was all beginning to make sense now: the mystery of how Selah got eczema was revealed through Homeopathy Houston’s incredibly knowledgeable practitioners.
Selah was given homeopathic remedies for candida to treat her specific eczema. Internal and external remedies were used and Selah responded quickly to them. The itching was stopped with the lotion and she was being healed internally simultaneously with a homeopathic candida remedy. She could now sleep through the night without waking to scratch and whimper in discomfort. It felt like a miracle! Her skin was starting to heal.
During the eczema breakout Selah also developed a fungus behind one of her legs. Her pediatrician prescribed a topical anti fungal cream which I used because of the pain she had in the ocean. This instantly flared up her fungus and I did not use it after this flare up. Homeopathy Houston put Selah on an internal and external remedy program for Selah’s fungus that began to heal immediately. I could not believe that her once bright pinkish, reddish inflamed skin was starting to heal.
It was a process that required remedies to be given 3X/day. My husband, myself and our loving childcare provider diligently continued with the program for Selah until she was finally healed completely. I cannot describe in words how it feels to see my daughter’s skin back in its smooth, toast-colored oneness after just a couple of months of homeopathy. It truly feels like a miracle, and I encourage everyone to turn to homeopathy to heal themselves, their families and friends.
My daughter now enjoys the ocean as she did before her eczema and fungus broke out. She has been healed and I cannot express enough the gratitude, appreciation and belief I have in the doctors of Homeopathy Houston. Wisdom, knowledge and grace are what these practitioners offer. Your life will be changed through their dedication and passion to homeopathy. Your spirit will be lifted through their compassion and sincerity as healers.
Blessings on your journeys to healing your bodies homeopathically.
Rebecca Snowden, Sept, 2010