Best homeopathic remedies for Eczema from the book Therapeutic Pointers to Some Common Diseases by E.A. Farrington…

Antimonium Crudum [Ant-c]

      It is often indicated eczematous eruptions, when there are thick, horny callosities in the skin.

Arsenicum [Ars]

      It is a valuable remedy in Eczema, when vesicles appear, which turn into pustules and for scabs, with copious scaling and much burning.

Calcarea Carb [Calc]

      It is indicated in the Eczema of the children, when it appears on the scalp, with a tendency to spread downwards and over the face. Frequently it appears in patches on the face or scalp, forming thick crusts, which are often white, like chalk deposits.

Clematis [Clem]

      It is similar to Arsenicum, but has more rawness, aggravation from washing, and moist alternating with dry scales.

Curare [Cur]

      It has cured Eczema of the infants worse on the face and behind the ears, esp. in scrofulous ones.

Graphites [Graph]

      Very useful in Eczema, which looks very much like that of Arsenicum, but with rough skin and oozing of a glutinous fluid. Eczematous eruption appears about the eyes, on the cheeks, on and behind the ears, on the top of the head and down the occiput; it may also be scattered here and there over the surface of the body, particularly in the bends of the joints.

Hepar [Hep]

      It is called for in eczematous eruptions, which have a purulent discharge, and are accompanied by itching.

Hydrocotyle Asiatica [Hydrc]

      It is useful in Eczema, with thick and scaly skin, but less burning than in Arsenicum

Kali Bromatum [Kali-br]

      It is useful in Eczema on the sebaceous or sudoriferous glands, causing an abscess in each of these and developing scaly eruption.

Kreosotum [Kreos]

      It is useful when the scales pile up into large and eruptions appear on the extensor surface of the limbs.

Mercurius [Merc]

      it is useful when the Itch has been complicated with pustulous and eczematous eruptions.

Mezereum [Mez]

      it is useful esp. in scrofulous cases, when hard, thick, chalky crusts form, which crack and ooze copiously of pus. Itching is more intense at night, when the patient is warmly wrapped up. Sometimes pimples surround the main seat of the disease. It should be compared with Rhus Tox.

Natrum Carb [Nat-c]

      It is often used in the treatment of Eczema. It seems to have a particular affinity for the dorsa of the hands; the skin there becomes rough, dry and chapped.

Natrum Hypochlorosum [Nat-hchls]

      Useful in Eczema, on the scalp and behind the ears, in lax, flabby indolent children, who in addition to weakness of ankles have curved spine, with the prominence of the scapulae.

Natrum Muriaticum [Nat-m]

      It it called for in an Eczema, which appears in thick scabs, oozing pus and matting the hair together, a crusta lactea, in fact. Scaly eruptions on flexor surfaces and the bends of joints.

Petroleum [Petr]

      An excellent remedy for Eczema, wherever it may appear, forming thick scabs and oozing pus. The skin soon grows more harsh and dry and there form deep cracks and fissures which bleed and suppurate.

Psorinum [Psor]

      A scaly dirty-looking eruption with itching, worse from the

warmth of the bed.

Rananculus Bulbosus.

      It may be used in Eczema, attended with thickening of the skin and formation of hard, horny scabs.

Rhus Tox [Rhus-t]

      It is useful in Eczema, when hard, thick chalky crusts form, which crack and ooze copious pus.

Selenium [Sel]

      It is useful in eczematous eruption on the scalp, which oozes a serous fluid, after scratching. There is itching, associated with tingling in spots.

Sepia [Sep]

      It is particularly indicated in Eczema, as under Nat. Mur., when there are little ulcers about the joints of the hands.

Staphisagria [Staph]

      It may be used in eczematous eruption on any part of the body, but esp. apt to be found on the head and face; the eruption is usually dry and formed of very thick scabs and itches violently; when scratching stops the itching in one place, it goes to another. At other times, these scabs are moist and yellowish in color and very offensive.

The violent itching is an indication for the local application of Staphisagria.

Sulphur [Sulph]

      It is useful in Eczema, which oozes a serous fluid, particularly in those who have harsh and rough skin.

Viola Tricolor [Viol-t]

      You may think of it when persistent Eczema is accompanied by disturbance in the urinary organs, either too copious urination or sudden cessation of the urinary secretion.

E. A. Farrington
E. A. Farrington (1847-1885) was born in Williamsburg, NY, on January 1, 1847. He began his study of medicine under the preceptorship of his brother, Harvey W. Farrington, MD. In 1866 he graduated from the Homoeopathic Medical College of Pennsylvania. In 1867 he entered the Hahnemann Medical College, graduating in 1868. He entered practice immediately after his graduation, establishing himself on Mount Vernon Street. Books by Ernest Farrington: Clinical Materia Medica, Comparative Materia Medica, Lesser Writings With Therapeutic Hints.