Neurofibromatosis, also known as Von Recklinghausen’s disease, is a genetic disorder that affects the nervous system, specifically the growth and development of nerve cell tissues. Patients experience a variety of abnormalities, such as skin changes, tumors growing on their nerves, and bone deformities. The skin changes a patient experiences can lead to itching. This itching can be intense for some patients resulting in the need for medical treatment. Some patients do not like the side effects associated with the creams and medications used to treat the itching and some simply do not get enough relief. Because of this many turn to neurofibromatosis itching homeopathy remedies to alleviate the itching they experience.
Intense itching, tickling or crawling sensations on the skin, and burning can be alleviated with arsenicum. The various skin conditions a patient may experience, such as seborrhea, eczema, hives, dandruff, psoriasis, and skin blisters or pustules. Patients can create a paste by mixing arsenicum with water and apply it directly to the affected area. Applying a hot (not too hot to where it can cause burns) compress to the affected area in combination with the paste can add more relief. This homeopathic remedy will help to relieve the itching, as well as help to heal the skin.
This neurofibromatosis itching homeopathy remedy can be beneficial in alleviating itching, stinging, and the other skin symptoms a person may experience with welts and rashes. This remedy is often used for extremely intense itching. Patients can create a paste with psorinum by mixing the powder with water and apply it directly to the affected area. This remedy can also be used before itching starts to prevent it from getting severe. Applying a warm to hot (not too hot to where it can cause burns) compress to the affected area in combination with the paste can add additional relief. This hot compress can also be added alone to help alleviate itching during times when psorinum is not available.
Sulphur is beneficial in alleviating itching, but it is most effective in alleviating the burning sensation that often accompanies the itching associated with neurofibromatosis. Patients can make a paste by mixing sulphur powder with water. This paste can be applied topically, directly to the affected area. Patients can purchase the concentrated liquid whey form of sulphur, soak some cotton balls in it, and then use the cotton balls to apply this directly to the itchy areas of the skin to alleviate the itching. Patients can also take a sulphur bath. This is done by running a lukewarm to very warm (not too hot) bath and adding sulphur powder to it. The amount of sulphur to be added will depend on the concentration of the powder. It is recommended that those wanting to take a sulphur bath consult their physician for the exact amount they should add to their bath water.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. (2010). NINDS Neurofibromatosis Information Page. Retrieved on February 19, 2010 from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: https://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/neurofibromatosis/neurofibromatosis.htm
Herbs 2000. (2010). Itching. Retrieved on February 19, 2010 from Herbs 2000: https://www.herbs2000.com/disorders/itching.htm
Sulphur Powder: Serpens – Wikimedia Commons
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