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Homeopathy for Perioral Dermatitis Treatment

Written by Dr. Manisha Bhatia

Perioral dermatitis, symptoms, treatment, diagnosis, information homeopathy medicines for perioral dermatitis.

Perioral dermatitis is an inflammatory condition that occurs in children and in adults, usually young and middle aged women. Causes of perioral dermatitis are unknown, but exogenous factors such as potent topical corticosteroid, inhaled corticosteroid, irritant cosmetics may play some part in the pathogenesis.

Perioral dermatitis symptoms

Although lesions of perioral dermatitis may burn or feel tender, most patients complain about their appearance rather than about specific symptoms. The disease is more common in women and usually occurs in early adulthood. Erythematous papules and pustules with minimal scales are the characteristic lesions.

Diagnosis of perioral dermatitis

The diagnosis of perioral dermatitis is made by clinical examination. Punch biopsy or laboratory testing is rarely necessary. Patch testing excludes a contact dermatitis (Homeopathy Treatment for Contact Dermatitis).

Differential diagnosis of perioral dermatitis

Rosacea has more extensive facial lesions and greater amounts of flushing. Acne Vulgaris has other types of lesions such as comedones and larger cysts, and the patients are often younger. Contact dermatitis is pruritic and can often be linked to a specific agent. Seborrhea is scaly, and located on the central face, and has accompanied dandruff.

Perioral dermatitis treatment with homeopathic medicines

Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat perioral dermatitis but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available for the treatment of perioral dermatitis that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations and modalities of the complaints.  For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. There are following remedies which are helpful in the treatment of perioral dermatitis:

Antim Tart, Arsenic Album, Graphites, Kali Chl, Kreosote, Natrum Carb, Natrum Mur, Nitric Acid, Rhus Tox, Sepia, Staphisagria, Sulphur, Agaricus, Bovista, Cadmium Sulph, Calcaria Carb, Hepar Sulph, Kali Bi, Kali Carb, Ledum Pal, Lycopodium, Mag Carb, Mag Mur, Mercurius, Merc C, Muriatic Acid, Nux Vomica, Petroleum, Phosphorous, Silicea, Ammonium Carb, Borax, Calcaria Carb, Lachesis, Natrum Phos, and many other medicines.


About the author

Dr. Manisha Bhatia

BHMS, M.D. (Hom), CICH (Greece)
Dr. (Mrs) Manisha Bhatia is a leading homeopathy doctor working in Jaipur, India. She has studied with Prof. George Vithoulkas at the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy. She is the Director of Asha Homeopathy Medical Center, Jaipur's leading clinic for homeopathy treatment and has been practicing since 2004.

She writes for Hpathy.com about homeopathic medicines and their therapeutic indications and homeopathy treatment in various diseases. She is also Associate Professor, HoD and PG Guide at S.K. Homeopathy Medical College. To consult her online, visit: https://www.doctorbhatia.com/asha-homeopathy/

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