Homeopathy Tips for 12/13/11 The Importance of the Skin Eruption

Often in the course of treatment I have a client who starts to complain about a skin eruption. If they missed the part of our initial consultation about skin eruptions, the conversation goes something like this.

“Hey Robert, should I go see the dermatologist for this thing happening on my skin. I think I have eczema. Maybe I should get some cream for it. It sure itches.” This is when I get to repeat myself and remind them of the importance of skin eruptions.

The skin is the largest and least vital organ of the body. It is also the most peripheral organ, at the most outer surface of the body. The skin can express the most dis-ease and the body can still function and survive. Slight damage to the brain, heart or lungs can lead to death or severe suffering. But the skin  can sustain severe damage and the whole organism can still function.

When we heal the physical body needs to express all levels of our healing. The vital force needs to be able to push the dis-ease to the surface. This is following Hering’s Law of Cure. Even mental dis-ease needs to be expressed physically as we heal. I have seen cases that are more of the mental realm go on to cure after the skin has shown the disturbance in the vital force.

I have also seen cases that were healing wonderfully at the mental level when the skin eruption occurred. After taking allopathic medicines to treat the skin the eruption cleared. But the mental healing went away also and the person returned to their former state and worsened. Don’t suppress skin eruptions.

Most of the skin eruptions have an itch. Hahnemann recognized that psora is the first and primary expression of disease. So it follows that as we heal from the more vital to less vital, the skin would need to express the primary miasm of psora as the disease leaves the being.

When there is a preexisting skin condition that is not a primary symptom of the case, it is especially important to not suppress the symptom when it aggravates. Putting cortisone cream on the eruption or taking an antihistamine will only drive the disease back in and the positive healing will stop and reverse. When this happens it seems that the disease has a renewed energy and the original symptoms will only return and worsen.

It will be one of the greatest challenges for the homeopath to convince the suffering client that they should not treat the skin expression. Often they will complain more about the itch than they complained about the more severe original disease. By having a clear idea of what is happening for the client it will make it easier to explain to the importance of not suppressing the eruption.

I rarely offer a homeopathic remedy for the new skin condition. The remedy that brought the vital force expression to the skin will usually be the one that will bring full resolution to the case. Giving a homeopathic remedy with the intention of treating the skin and having it work will be equally as suppressive as an allopathic medicine will be. Sometimes the skin will need plenty of time to bring full resolution to the dis-ease. If the condition is tolerable and not severe but lasts for a long time, possibly a year or more, do not worry. We do not get to choose the speed of a persons healing. Taking a year to fully express and resolve at the level of the skin is a small price to pay for the bigger reward of greater healing.

I usually offer the person to take a hot or cold wet washcloth, which ever feels best, and scrub a little to relieve the itch. You do not want the person  to scratch so hard though that the skin breaks and bleeds. This will only lead to the possibility of infection. But putting lotions, medicated creams, or taking oral drugs or remedies to make the condition change will only circumvent healing.

So be happy when your client reports a new skin eruption when they are healing. This is really something to be excited about. When the vital force has enough strength to push the dis-ease to the surface, it is usually only a relatively short time before the case may fully resolve. Educating your client is the best way to prepare them for their healing. Explain the importance of the skin eruption. When they understand this it will be much easier for them and for you, the homeopath.

18 comments so far

  1. Patrick McCelvey on

    I believe in the idea of a true healing do not use medicine to suppress
    I also wonder how about using herbs in your bath water to pull out the toxins and using herbal soaps and afterwards use aloe vera from the plant not the store bought stuff , grow it your self Patrick Lets get back to Nature take the time to take care of your self

  2. Grandhi on

    Very good information to learners

    Regards
    G,srinivasarao,
    Student Resonance school

  3. rankaraju.C on

    Really it is very important point that an erruption on skinis the symptom of cure the patient.It i experienced many times.

    • komal kadam on

      thanks sir ,for such a nice article.
      can you give next article on,How to treat patient on the basis of his body language?

  4. Dr.Aradhana Srivastava on

    Skin is an ectoderm origin ,so it gives me that affection of the skin could be a healthy sign patient travelling from deeper maism to psoric state.
    Or it could suggest that disease is taking it’s course to a deeper level.so in both the situations affection of the skin works like a guiding light to achieve cure.Now treating the skin lesions in the terms of time..It is correctly assesed that some skin diseases take longer time to heal like (Vitiligo,warts,psoriasis etc) But then there are some who show faster recovery like(acne,urticaria,rashes,boils…etc).

  5. Ariel on

    This is the hardest one for me personally because even after over four years of some well prescribed remedies my skin still cracks and bleeds making it really painful to walk when I am in dry weather.

    I have also seen cases where the remedy brings up skin eruptions but does not clear them even after several months. Is this because it was so suppressed or because it is not the perfectly resonant remedy?

    • Dr. Archana on

      In ur case medicines like Graphitis, Nitric acid, Sarsaparilla may be useful but only a Homoeopath can decide which medicines would be suitable for u. Cracking of skin may be simply because of deficiency of Vitamin B complex.

  6. DR AKHTAR ALAM on

    I believe in the idea of a true healing do not use medicine to suppress
    Skin is an ectoderm origin ,so it gives me that affection of the skin could be a healthy sign patient travelling from deeper maism to psoric state.
    Or it could suggest that disease is taking it’s course to a deeper level.so in both the situations affection of the skin works like a guiding light to achieve cure.Now treating the skin lesions in the terms of time..It is correctly assesed that some skin diseases take longer time to heal like (Vitiligo,warts,psoriasis etc) But then there are some who show faster recovery like(acne,urticaria,rashes,boils…etc).
    It will be one of the greatest challenges for the homeopath to convince the suffering client that they should not treat the skin expression.TODAYS the commercial days, away he patients to the way of the treatment of the patients . So we homoeopath can not do the miracle of homoeopathy.

  7. Muhammad Siddique on

    Dear Sir,
    Request to mention some affective remedies, for learners
    Thanks

  8. Robert Lal on

    Thanks Dr.Robert;
    It is a good information on how to be patient in order to treat a skin sufferer. I have learnt the lesson to follow your advice.keep posting such articles.

  9. dr sameer on

    hi dr robert
    thanks a lot for ur kind information. I like to share some think here.
    skin is the one of the excretory organ of our body and it is the largest one.
    what is the skin eruption? skin eruption is that if our internal organ suffer with any changes say for pathological or funtional changes then waste product of metabolic activity of that affected organs are throne on skin in the form of toxins. on intencity of corrosiveness of that toxin will produse skin disease like more corrosive toxin produse lucoderma psoriasis and lless toxic will produse uricaria like that.
    if you suppress skin erruption then that toxin goes back to that organ and that organ get affected again. like supressed skin eruptions likely to prodused asthama, heart trubles,orthopedic problems.
    thanking you
    Dr Sameer.

  10. DR.MOHAMMEDHUSSAIN on

    hi dr robert

    thanks for your kind information

  11. samuel Oppong-Boadi on

    It was strange to my friend when she had a skin eruption and after taken the case i told her to ditoxticate because she had constipation. Lo and behold after cleaning her system everything disappeared.YOU ARE RIGHT

  12. Lori Gertz on

    As always, Robert, such great information. I took a miasmic remedy about 3 months ago after a skin ailment proved it was time- while the original issue cleared up a new one arose. I had begun to use Calendula ointment on it but will cease treating it. Thank you.

  13. Karen on

    Thanks for putting in an article on suppression. One question, I believe acne follows under this kind of skin eruption?

    Thanks,

    Karen

  14. Safiya on

    I was taking homeopathy medicines to treat my PCOD which was causing growth of facial hair,my doctor had warned me about skin eruptions .i!ve been taking these meds for about 9 months now n these eruptions r like infections wid lots of puss n r very very painful n recurring.m I taking the right meds.it has hardly done any difference to hair growth

  15. devika kashikar on

    but i’m experiencing itch and redness,puffyness when i’m exposed to the sun.is that to be treated homeopathically or left to take its own course.
    pl reply

  16. MOHAMMAD JAWED on

    thank you so much for the very important. but usually neglected information .


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