am a 24 year old female and have had clear skin all my life but
suddenly after this wedding season I have broken out into a rash
on my face. My skin feels itchy and bumpy all over . There are
also some red spots and over all my face feels swollen. I feel
all this has something to do with all the make-up I have been applying
lately especially since I dont normally wear any and the products
used were not know to me since I got it done at a parlor. Please
help me get rid of this problem.
is a simple case of what is know as Contact Urticaria .In other
words your skin is sensitive to some chemical which was present
in the make-up hence you have to be extremely careful of the quality
of products you use. Contact Urticaria is an episodic, usually self
-limiting skin reaction characterised by local skin reaction.
The typical features
of this type of urticaria are distinct raised wheals surrounded
by redness. This usually occurs within a few minutes to half an
hour of contact with certain agents. This affects people with a
family history of skin disease more often since they are more susceptible
to this phenomenon. The sensitivity can be anything like cosmetics,
plants, weeds, metals, plastic etc..
This defect of the
skin is nothing but a tendency to over-react to foreign substances
such as in your case a cosmetic. Homoeopathic medicines have the
power to revert the skin back to its original form and remove the
damage done by the offending agent.
to the skin, although more rarely a cause of urticaria in the technically
advanced countrie , are still a source of much disease in developing
countries. Perfumes and preparations containing tar, formaldehyde
are increasingly incriminated. In technically advanced countries
deodorants are a common cause of urticaria.
In the hair industry
acid perms is the most common allergen. Hair dyes are being purified
and now they are said to be relatively safe however again in a
developing country like ours the dye may not be that pure and can
cause acute urticaria , often first affecting the eyelids and other
aspects of the face before showing much evidence of urticaria of
This is commonly
due to chrome or to rubber additives present in some shoes. Adhesives
and dyes may also be responsible. It should be considered in every
person with eczema of the feet. It often spares the area between
the toes as this is the part at which the shoe is not in contact
with the skin.
has plasticized toecaps and fails to absorb sweat. Increased sweating
encourages shearing strain on the skin, particularly in an athletic
A new and increasingly
frequent cause of skin eruptions is from acrylic and epoxy polymers
or resins. Acrylic is found in adhesive tape, spectacle frames,
dentures , hearing aids, artificial finger nails , printing plates
Sensitivity to plants
and woods accounts for an enormous worldwide morbidity and occasional
mortality. Some plants release their allergen only when bruised,
others when lightly touched and others by airborne pollen. Some
produce a contact non-allergic urticaria that is immediate stinging
as with nettle or cowhage; others cause an allergic urticaria or
even photosensitivity .
Avoidance of the
plant may be impossible in those perons whose job depends on contact
with it and is a bigger problem where the environment contains
it as a common weed. This accounts for mortality in the region
of Pune where there is such a weed (Parthereum Hysterophorus).
Nickel is used
in various metal alloys, electroplating, enamels, and glass. It
is easily absorbed through the skin and its presence in earrings,
buttons, and clips probably accounts for the high incidence of
metal urticaria in women.
- The hands of a hairdresser suffer from the very abnormal
wear and tear of frequent shampooing and are in contact with many
other types of chemicals.
Bakers - Dough
, sugar, and peels are irritants and in susceptible people there
is considerable skin damage from these.
Builders - Cement
is highly irritant and the skin quickly hardens.
have the capacity to improve the bodies vitality and vital force
(thereby increasing the immunity level). These drugs act to make
the sufferer less susceptible to allergens and helps to control
the reactivity or response to the offending agent. Once the immunity
of the body is increased with the help of these medicines the severity
and frequency of attacks of urticaria decrease.
As each individual
is unique we treat everyone on the basis of their peculiarities
with their constitutional remedy. But certain drugs have been found
to be very effective in treating contact urticaria.
This remedy is effective
when the is marked swelling and redness especially around the eyes
. There is a lot of burning and stinging pain . The also gets affected
and is red , swollen and the patient complaints of sharp pains like
that of an insect bite.
are worse by heat in any form . They cannot tolerate being in heated
places and are averse to being touched. They are always relieved
by cold in any form like cold water splashes and being in open air.
Apis 30 5 pills 4
times a day should take care of the symptoms.
As the name suggests
this remedy works wonders for patients suffering from this disorder.
The main symptoms are red, itching blotches . These blotches burn
and itch violently.
This remedy also
helps when there is a case of a rash which has been suppressed by
strong medication and local applications. This is especially good
in cases of nettle rash. Here the patient comes with a different
complaint , most likely some joint pain , and on digging deep into
the past history you find out about the rash.
Here Urtica Urens
30 5 pills 4 times a day will sort out the damage done.
This remedy gives
excellent results in cases of contact urticaria. Here the person
suffers with burning, itching, swelling and eruptions but there
is also marked restlessness which is most marked. Arsenic eruptions
are mostly dry, rough and scaling.
These patients are
worse from cold and they always feel that their hands and feet are
icy cold to touch. They feel more comfortable in warm weather and
Arsenic Alb 30 5
pills 4 times a day will help heal the eruptions from within.
This drug has been
proved to act as an antidote that is to counteract the harm done
by coal tar applications. These coal tar preparations are found
in many cosmetics especially eye-liners , kajal etc.. Hence this
is a remedy used more often for women.
is that this urticaria is also associated with joint pains, palpitations
and diarrhoea. Here the patient cant stand warmth as it causes more
The rashes are worse
in the morning and after having a bath.
Bovista 30 5 pills
4 times a day will antidote the damage done by coal tar applications.