Introduction: Atopic eczema also known as atopic dermatitis is an inflammatory non-communicable skin disorder. The skin is dry, scaly with cracks on visual examination making it prone to environmental allergens. There are few factors that worsen the presentation of dermatitis. The present study was conducted with the aim to evaluate the role of homeopathy in dermatitis.
Material and method: The present prospective observational study was conducted in the Department of homeopathy to determine the effect of homeopathic medications on the outcomes of dermatitis. The detailed history consisted of the following points; symptoms of mental depression, Confusion, difficulty in concentration, Irritability, Heat, night Sweats. Then randomly few selected subjects were given placebo and rest were continued on graphite for next 3 months. The outcomes and alteration in the symptoms were recorded manually during the entire study. All the data was arranged in a tabulated form and analysed statistically.
Results: Follow ups were regularly done at 15 days and a constant relief in symptoms was seen within 6 weeks amongst 75% of the patients. After shifting on to the placebo the satisfaction percentage was still high as 65%; 26 subjects receiving placebo. However, after the end of the study, 32 out of the 40 patients had no symptoms what so ever.
Conclusion: Successful management of dermatitis and depression by Graphites followed by Causticum, clearly shows the importance of mental symptoms than other physical characteristics in selecting medicine