Cracks appear on the skin when the skin gets dry and rough. Cracked skin can be treated with homeopathic medicines very effectively. Homeopathic treatment for cracked skin helps in healing the cracks as well as controlling the associated itching, bleeding, pain, and burning. These medicines are selected individually for every case. The best homeopathic remedies for cracked skin are Petroleum, Graphites Naturalis, Sulphur, Sarsaparilla Officinalis, and Lycopodium Clavatum. These medicines treat cracks in a very safe, effective, gentle and natural way.
The intensity of skin cracks may vary from mild to severe. In mild cases, there are superficial cracks on the skin. In cases of severe intensity, the cracks on the skin are deep and may bleed; and the chances of infection are also higher. Along with cracks on the skin, itching and burning of varying intensity may be present.
Various medical conditions that cause cracked skin include Psoriasis, Eczema, Icthyosis, and Hypothyroidism. Apart from this, the predisposing factors towards cracks in the skin include cold weather, winters, reduced sweating, trauma, infection, use of harsh chemicals, and detergents.
COMPLICATIONS OF CRACKED SKIN
If your cracked skin doesn't get better with self-care or home remedies, it can lead to other problems. Possible complications include:
- deeper skin damage
- bacterial infections, like cellulitis
- pain while walking or standing
HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES FOR CRACKED SKIN
- Petroleum – Cracked Skin where the Cracks are Deep and Bleed
Petroleum is an excellent treatment for cracked skin. It is mainly used when the cracks in the skin are deep and are accompanied by bleeding. The skin is dry, hard, thick and cracked deeply. The cracks can be present anywhere on the body but are mostly found on the hands and fingertips. The skin on the hands is rough, cracked, full of fissures and is sensitive and painful to touch. There are also chances of pus formation. Cracked skin worsening in winters is another symptom that points to the need for Petroleum. Petroleum is also a major homeopathic medicine for dry skin and itching. Eczema and psoriasis with deep cracks also require the use of Petroleum.
- Graphites Naturalis – For Cracks Present in the Folds of the Skin
Graphites Naturalis is one of the best remedies for cracked skin which occurs in the folds of the skin. The areas most affected include the groin, the neck, the area behind the ears, the bends of joints and the spaces between the fingers and toes. The skin appears dry, rough, unhealthy and shows poor healing. There are also chances of infection with yellow, sticky, glutinous discharge. Graphites Naturalis is an often used homeopathic medicine for eczema and itchy skin and works well for both dry as well as moist eczema.
- Sulphur – For Cracked Skin Accompanied by Itching and Burning
Sulphur is an excellent treatment for cracked skin accompanied by itching and burning. The skin in such cases is dry, cracked and peels off easily. There is itching in the cracks of the skin, mostly in the evening and at night. In most cases, washing worsens the itching. Scratching leads to burning on the skin. Sulphur is also a very effective homeopathic medicine for dry lips.
- Sarsaparilla Officinalis – For Cracked Skin on the Sides of the Fingers and Toes
Sarsaparilla Officinalis is a useful treatment for cracked skin that appears on the sides of the fingers and toes. In such cases, the cracks are very deep. Pain, itching, and burning accompany such cracks. Sarsaparilla is also an excellent choice of homeopathic medicine for treating dry, hard and indurated skin . Skin complaints arising in the summer are also treated very effectively with Sarsaparilla Officinalis.
- Lycopodium Clavatum – For Cracked Heels
Lycopodium Clavatum is one of the best remedies for cracked skin on the heels. In such cases, the cracks on the heels are very deep and painful. There may be itching and sweating on the heels and feet. Lycopodium Clavatum is best suited for painful callosities on the soles and toes.
- Cundurango, Bryonia Alba, and Malandrinum
Other significant treatments for cracked skin include Cundurango, Bryonia Alba, and Malandrinum. Cundurango works well for deep, painful cracks on the corners of the mouth. Bryonia Alba works well for dry, cracked and parched lips. Malandrinum is one of the best remedies for cracked skin on the feet and hands. In such cases, cold weather and washing are the aggravating factors