Rhus Ven. 3, 6h. Simple, acute, general or local.
[When the eczema is general, an absolute milk diet is of great assistance to aid the cure. Sometimes a vegetarian dietary is essential to a cure. In giving Rhus in skin diseases it is necessary to be prepared for aggravations. Should the skin become worse, the medicine should not be changed, providing it is clearly indicated, but a single dose of a higher dilution (30) of the same medicine should be given and the result waited for. As local applications bran-baths (four pounds of bran boiled with a little carbonate of soda in one gallon of water, the liquor after straining to be added to a sufficient quantity of water to make a bath), and where the affection is local, bran water packs are useful; a solution of Borax, twenty grains to the pint; Vaseline, when an ointment is required. Soft water should be used for washing. When crusts form, a linseed poultice should be applied to remove them.]
Alumina 5, 4h. Dry, irritative eczema.
Urt. Ur. 3x, 8h. Burning, stinging itching.
Bovista 6, 6h. Eczema of backs of hands (bakers’ and grocers’ itch),
Oleander 6, 6h. Eczema of scalp.
Croton 3, 6h. Of face an genitals much itching.
Ant. Crud. 6, 6h. Face; genitals; anus; severe continued itching, and after rubbing, soreness.
Graph. 6, 6h. Palms of hands. (An ointment of Graph. 3x, zi.-zzi. of cetacean ointment may be used at the same time.).
Cicut. V. 3, 4h. Eczema of chin in males.
Gunp. 3x, gr. vi. 8h. As a routine remedy.
Ars. 3, 6h. Rather dry than weeping.
Alumina 6, 4h. Dry, very irritable gouty eczema.
Petrol. 3, 6h. Bloody cracks, scanty discharge.
Merc. Cor. 3, 6h. Weeping.
Graph. 6, 6h. Oozing of glutinous discharge ; eczema behind the ears.
Hep. S. 6, 6h. Inveterate eczema.
Impetiginous Eczema. (Pustular Eczema).-
Rhus Ven. 3, 6h.
Mer. C. 3, 6h. In scrofulous children.
Hep. S. 6, 6h. In chronic cases.
Eczema Rubrum.-(1) Rhus. Ven. 3, 6h. (2) Petrol. 3, 8h. ; vaseline locally.
(3) Ars. 3, 8h. (4) Rad. Bro. 30 once a week.
Eczema Capitis (Scaled Head, Milk Crust)
The same remedies are useful as for simple eczema, but more particularly-(1) Viola Tric. 1, 6h.; a glycerol of Vinca M. Q (a drachm to the ounce of glycerin) to be applied locally, When more chronic-(1) Sepia 6, 6h. (2) Heper S. 6, 6h.
Lyc. 6,6h. Dry.
Sul. 3, 6h. This is a parasitic disease, and is best treated by and an application Sulpher Ointment or painting with Sulphurous Acid. After these, if necessary, Chrys. As 2 gtt. ii. 8h. and paint at bedtime with Chrys. As. 2.