Eczema and Multiple Allergies

The lady depicted below consulted me due to her severe eczema and allergy problem. Her case can perhaps be best read after having read the page on the eczema and allergy problem in which I discuss the fact that eczema is not a skin problem.


The treatment of an eczema and allergic patient is complex. Eczema can only clear up satisfactorily when many of the illnesses of the patient has been treated effectively (the tip of the iceberg phenomenon). This patient suffered from a number of allergies, besides the eczema problem of her face, neck, elbow bends, etc. Her allergy problem can be summarised as follows:

Her eczema was treated concurrently with the treatment of her acute allergic reactions. The treatment of eczema is dependent on many characteristics of the patient. The correct treatment for the eczema of a particular moment in time depends on the dominant problem at that time. Therefore, why, and what causes an itch, and what worsens or improve the itch. Life is dynamic and no one remains the same forever, therefore, the patient and her problems change perpetually. The characteristics of the patient's eczema problem can therefore change quite quickly. It is not surprising that I may have to review a patient during the beginning stages of treatment at least every 10 days particularly when there's a great deal of itching. The treatment of most patients proceeds according to the ladder and layer concepts. The ladder concept: in order to get onto a roof, one have to use all the rungs of the ladder to achieve the objective. In the case of a patient, one therefore requires a number of therapies which represent the rungs of a ladder to achieve the objective of clearing up in a positive manner the eczema of a patient. The layer concept: the most recent eczema itch problem is the outer layer, while all previous eczema problems or other illnesses represent the inner and older layers. In consequence, the treatment of a patient takes the patient back into his/her medical past.

The treatment of a patient is individualised and intensive. At the start of treatment many patients may be prescribed a number of different treatments due to the reasons discussed in the previous paragraph. As can be seen below, the number of treatments decreased as this patient's condition improved and stabilised. The following is a list of treatments from February 2011 till September 2011. However, I do not discuss the indications and treatment methodology for each of the therapies prescribed, as that will fill a book, and can best be taught to colleagues in a teaching environment:

In summary, employing homeopathic treatments:

On the other hand, dermatological treatment can treat an eczema, however patients do not become healthier, that means that they are not rendered as free as possible from allergies and other illnesses. More on this can be read on my webpage on the eczema and allergy problem which I introduced at the beginning of this page.

© Dr. HJD Jeggels 2013.