Homeopathy and Eczema: How Does it Work?

By Melanie Dupres (see bio below)

The bathroom cupboard is full of creams, antihistamines, steroids, and antibiotics that have almost passed their expiration date but no longer give you any relief.  You are at your wit’s end and about to give up hope because you cannot find a treatment for eczema that works for you.  It’s time for PLAN B: Homeopathy.

Homeopathy is a natural system of medicine, which assists the body to heal itself when it feels stuck. Eczema is definitely a disease of ‘stuckness’ – an itch scratch cycle where skin issues, constant thoughts of being unattractive, and feelings of perpetual sad and hopelessness – all keep you stuck.

What does a homeopathic consultation involve?

  1. Knowledge – of yourself and your symptoms
  2. Understanding – that the body heals itself
  3. Patience – as healing takes time
  4. Commitment – to taking medicine
  5. Observation – of changes to the body, feelings and thoughts.

During the consultation the patient is invited to tell their ‘story’.  As well as:

  • The onset of the skin issue
  • Stress factors
  • Family medical history
  • Emotional state

You are encouraged to reveal as much as you are comfortable with.  The more detail given the easier it is to recommend a solution. There are different remedies for eczema that are prescribed for different types of eczema and dermatitis.

The homeopath can ask about:

  • Sleep patterns
  • Appetite/Thirst
  • Foods likes/dislikes
  • Temperature/sweat
  • Bowel habits

A Homeopathic remedy is then selected for you. It is important to keep in mind that no two people are alike and that treatments can differ. For instance red, dry eczema can be healed with SULPHUR while oozing, weeping eczema can be medicated with GRAPHITES. The remedy is selected based on an evaluation of all symptoms.


Related Post: Our Journey of Healing Asthma, Eczema, Allergies with Homeopathy Part 1 + Part 2


What to expect transitioning to homeopathy for eczema?

  1. Aggravation – short term worsening of symptoms
  2. Temporary return of old symptoms
  3. Improvement of general symptoms (sleep, bowels, mood etc)
  4. Clearing of the skin

At the start of your treatment, you might experience aggravation and flare-ups for a few hours to a few weeks, but these symptoms will gradually disappear. On the other hand, general symptoms (issues sleeping, bowels, mood, etc.) can take longer to disappear while skin might take a few months to completely heal.
A general rule is: a month of healing for every year of suffering.

For the most effective results from homeopathy it is best to see a practitioner; however, below is a list of remedies you can use at home for eczema-related issues:

  • Constipation  – Nux Vom 30c
  • Intense Itching – Histamine 30c
  • Insomnia from itching – Arsenicum alb 30c
  • Feelings of sadness – Ignatia 30c
  • Feeling overwhelmed and worn out – Sepia 30c

Directions: Take one granule 3 times a day in a clean mouth. This means your mouth shouldn’t have any remains of food. Suck on the pill until it has completely dissolved.

Homeopathy is an effective alternative and natural eczema treatment that is becoming more popular. From my own personal experiences and clients’, I have seen the positive effects this medicine can have on eczema sufferers. If you’re desperately searching for an alternative, I wholeheartedly recommend seeing a practitioner in your area.

Bio: Melanie Dupres developed a passion for Complementary Medicine 20 years ago. After completing a Human Science degree she went on to study melhomoeopathy after reading ‘The Science of Homoeopathy’ by George Vithoulkas. At this early stage she realized that her calling in life is to help people be healthy, happy and free. Later she discovered yoga and found it helped her so much with her own health that she completed the 200 hour training. Over the years she has traveled extensively, learning and treating people. She considers her life journey as one of fun and devotion. Today, she works on sharing her program with eczema sufferers everywhere on her site (make this a no-follow link).


Have you transitioned into homeopathic medicine recently? Let us know your experience below in the comments!


  1. Philip Rajendram on November 20, 2016 at 11:18 am

    Good information. But drinking aloe vera gel and applying aloe vera gelly & aloe propolis creme can help a lot in healing eczema.

    Drinking 3 oz of pure Aloe Vera Gel first in the morning on a daily basis helps the body to function at 100% says doctor Peter Atheton.

    • Laura E on June 1, 2019 at 6:14 am

      I have had this ailment for 8 years, I noticed that when I was in Cancun in Ocean water heavily laden with seaweed the rash was gone in 3 days but when back to the states it has returned and have had some form of it on my feet continually…UNTIL…
      I started thinking about that Vacation. I ordered dried seaweed, soaked my feet in it once a day and bought Seaweed cream and Voila….have been doing this for 5 days and almost gone again. No itch, no cracking, no blisters.

  2. Kathleen on November 21, 2016 at 2:27 am

    IMHO: Homeopathy is a waste of money and energy. Useless nonsense. I’ve tried it many times.

    • Jennifer Roberge on November 29, 2016 at 10:52 am

      Sorry to hear that. My husband doesn’t see good results with it. But my children and I both have had good experiences. I think it really depends on what you use and also on the person’s bodily chemistry as well.

  3. Dr. Nancy Malik on February 24, 2017 at 10:35 am

    Individualised Homoeopathic versus conventional therapy for atopic eczema in children (2009)
    n= 135, t=1 year, corticosteroid and anti-histamine, Jadad score=1

  4. Hassan on April 23, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    It works definately i am eczema patient and i cleared my eczema using homeopthic medicene but it takes time with patience and full cordination with any good homeopth professional

  5. A.D. on November 20, 2022 at 1:03 pm

    I have tons of expensive homeopathic books,over 100 remedies and I still have my whole body eczema.I tried every remedy I found that is specific to my eczema,which started with tiny red bumps that developed some yellowish liquid which would crust over.From doing some research,I found out mine was called weeping eczema.I had flare ups every single day for many,many months.Never had eczema in my life until January of this years,after one day I developed severe joint pain and headaches,then 2 weeks later eczema popped up.We had to rehome our little bunny which we had for a few months,and after which I started having an itchy leg (where eczema eventually developed and started spreading over the whole body, face included).
    Homeopathics always work for our family, every single time but just not for my eczema.I even tried to the miasms remedy too.While now is more dry then before,there is still that clear yellowish liquid inside these tiny bumps.I also contacted homeopaths ,and walkin Graphites 30c with no change.
    I know I have many intolerances,celiac disease,hashimoto’s,alopecia and joint pain,so maybe a miasm remedy would be more appropriate.
    Anyone here has had similar problems where they were eventually resolved?

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