First Aid Homeopathic Remedies for Skin Issues

Homeopathic first aid remedies can help relieves the intensity of the symptoms in the short term.  If the symptoms return please consult with a homeopath to address the original cause of the issues.

For first aid prescribing use 12c potency once or twice a day for three days .

Remedies for Hives

Apis is for burning, stinging hives especially on the face
Lycopodium is for chronic hives that keep recurring and are wore in late afternoon
Nat mur is for hives that occur after vigorous exercise
Rhus Tox is for hives with blisters which burn and itch
Urtica Urens is for hives on the arms and legs.

Nappy/Diaper Rash

Sulphur is very useful when the skin is very red and irritated.  It may be angry with a rash or cracked. The skin may appear dirty looking.  The child is hot and irritable.
Thuja is a useful remedy when the skin is cooler, the skin may appear blotchy and is usually worse after cold bathing.
Dulcamara when there are red spots and little boils.

Itchy and Dry Skin

Sulphur is for burning, red, itchy and unhealthy looking skin, worse when bathed.
Graphites is good for oozy and crusty eczema type reaction
Petroleum is useful for dry cracked and rough scaly skin
Arsenicum is good for itchy dry and scaly skin worse at night

Cradle Cap
Sulphur is good for stuffy, oily skin and hot scalp
Calc Carbonica is good for dry scaly scalp with a  lot of sweating during the night
Dulcamara is good when the scalp has brown-yellow moist crusts
Thuja is used when the scalp is cool and the baby calm

Ring worm
Dulcamara when the ring worm is in the hair
Apis is used when the patches are red, swollen and itchy
Sulphur is good when the skin appears dirty or unhealthy

Herpes Zoster
Dulcamara when there are scaly moist eruptions on the face, hands and genitals and breasts
Arsenicum if it is dry rough and scaly, it may give the skin a shrivelled appearance
Merc viv is good when the rash is moist and have brownish yellow crusts with pimples around the main eruption.
Rhus tox is useful with large wheals of intense, swollen red patches that are dry hot and burning.

Rachael Riches is a Classical homeopath and has a special interest in Skin Care.  Click here for more information about Rachael and to book a 15 minute free chat to find out how she can help you and your family.

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