This 6 month old infant was diagnosed by Dr. Signore with ATOPIC ECZEMA (atopic dermatitis). Atopic eczema is an itchy skin disease which is commonly seen in infants and children. Atopic eczema is seen in about 3 percent of young children. Atopic eczema often BEGINS AT THREE MONTHS OF AGE, but it can occur sooner. There is NO CURE for eczema, but dermatologists have helpful treatments than can keep eczema under control. As children with ATOPIC ECZEMA get older, they often develop ASTHMA or ALLERGIC RHINITIS (Hayfever, Seasonal Allergies). Children with atopic eczema often have other family members with eczema, asthma, or allergies.
This is the same patient, as seen above, FOUR MONTHS LATER. Dr. Signore started a new homeopathic remedy, which is derived from natural sea salt. After Dr. Signore was able to find his specific CONSTITUTIONAL HOMEOPATHIC REMEDY, his ATOPIC ECZEMA IMPROVED noticeably. You can see that his facial eczema is much better. His arms also improved (SEE PHOTO TO RIGHT), and eczema on the legs and neck cleared completely. The EARLIER children begin homeopathic therapy for eczema, the BETTER and more readily they respond. (NOTE: NO STEROIDS OR ANTIBIOTICS WERE PRESCRIBED.)
This gentleman had hand eczema for 5 months prior to going to Dr. Signore's dermatology office. His hands were very itchy and flaky. He had already failed treatment with a prescription steroid ointment from his family physician. He wanted to try homeopathic medicine ( a natural form of alternative medicine).
The above photo shows the same gentleman's hands one month after Dr. Signore treated him with his individually-selected homeopathic medicine (which is derived from the club moss). Notice his HAND ECZEMA is 99% CLEAR. The skin erosions between his fingers are healed and his hands are no longer itchy or flaky. Note: No topical steroids were used.
This patient came to Dr. Signore's Tinley Park dermatology office with a rash on the left thigh for 2 months. Dr. Signore diagnosed it as MOLLUSCUM CONTAGIOSUM, a contagious viral skin infection. The patient requested a gentle, non-painful treatment which could clear her skin lesions without having to undergo any surgical procedures. So, she chose classical homeopathic medicine. A thorough case history was taken, and her individualized homeopathic constitutional remedy was selected (which was derived from the Pasque flower). She took her remedy by mouth twice a day for three weeks.
This same patient's MOLLUSCUM CONTAGIOSUM skin lesions cleared completely after 3 weeks of homeopathic treatment, without any additional medicines or surgical procedures. She is shown here at week 8 and the MOLLUSCUM CONTAGIOSUM eruption is still all clear.
This gentleman sought treatment in Dr. Signore's Tinley Park, Illinois dermatology office for excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) of the underarms and hands for the past 4 years. He had tried antiperspirants without success. His severe hyperhidrosis caused sweat to drip from the underarms for most of the day. This patient underwent a two hour initial homeopathic office interview during which time Dr. Signore asked numerous questions pertaining to both the perspiration problem and many other aspects of the patient's health. This allowed Dr. Signore to select the individualized homeopathic medicine which best matched the patient's skin problems. The photo on the right shows that the the sweating has normalized with the right homeopathic medicine and there is no further dripping of sweat. His hands and fingers also have less sweating. Furthermore, he has much less GI upset with restaurant food and fast foods. Finally, his early morning abdominal cramping is improved after beginning his individualized homeopathic remedy. Sometimes, when the correct homeopathic natural medicine is prescribed, other seemingly unrelated medical issues may also improve.
This young child came to Dr. Signore's dermatology office with a very itchy eruption on thearms, chest, and thighs for the past two days. He was diagnosed with ACUTE URTICARIA (HIVES).
This photo shows this child's hives (acute urticaria) have totally resolved three days after being treated by Dr. Signore with the patient's inividualized homeopathic medicine. Based on the patient's acute emotional changes, chilliness, uncovering his blankets at night, and desire for consolation, Dr. Signore chose the homeopathic remedy made from the Pasque flower, which closely matched his acute signs and symptoms. Interestingly, the patient's chilliness, emotional changes, thirst, and uncovering all improved or went back to normal upon receiving his homeopathic remedy. Note: no other medicines were given.
Photo of FACIAL ACNE (acne pimples) prior to treatment at Dr. Signore's dermatology office.
This patient's facial acne is much improved after 21 weeks of homeopathic medicine. Based on her individualized symptoms, Dr. Signore prescribed homeopathic sodium chloride. The only other acne medication prescribed was Aquaglycolic Face Cream.
This young woman had a very itchy eczema-like rash on her ears, elbows, and right knee for 4 years. She had seen several physicians who presribed triamcinolone ointment, Protopic ointment, and econazole cream without success. She also had failed thre homeopathic remedies. The rash was not only itchy - it was oozing and scaly. The rash on the ears was unsightly and embarassing. The above two photos show both ears before treatment.
The above two photos show Dr. Signore's patient at approximately two months after beginning a wheat-free (gluten-free)diet. Her eczema-like rash on the ears and elbows completely cleared up. The only area still present was on her knee. She noticed that, if she ate any foods with wheat, within 24 hours her ears would begin to itch again. She now follows a strict diet of wheat-free (gluten-free) foods. Additionally, she was treated with her homeopathic constitutional remedy, which was derived from the cuttlefish. This patient's diagnosis is most likely DERMATITIS HERPETIFORMIS, a chronic itchy rash due to an immunological sensitivity to wheat (gluten). It is associated with gluten-sensitive enteropathy.
The above photo shows a plantar wart prior to treatment. This young patient saw Dr. Signore for a wart on the foot which was painful with walking. His parents already tried an over the counter freezing spray and salicylic acid pads, but they didn't help. The family requested gentle homeopathic treatment. Dr. Signore interviewed the patient and asked numerous questions regarding the patient's general health, personality, and food likes and dislikes to get an idea of which individualized homeopathic medicine would best suit his clinical picture.
The above photo shows the long-term follow-up. The plantar wart is still all clear one year later. Note: no scarring was seen after being treated with homeopathic medicine. Dr. Signore first prescribed homeopathic calcium carbonate twice a day by mouth without success. Based on the patient's personality traits (very responsible, serious, and reserved) as well as the location of the wart, Dr. Signore then switched to homeopathic sodium chloride twice a day by mouth as well as warm water soaks. The patient's mother reported that within four weeks after beginning this, the patient's plantar wart healed completely. The above photo shows that the beneficial results of homeopathic treatment of warts can be durable.
This young patient came to Dr. Signore's dermatology office with A WART THE SIZE OF A NICKEL located on her elbow. It was present for eighteen months. She had already been to two other dermatology practices and had failed treatment with liquid nitrogen freezing, topical cantharidin, and electrosurgery. She was afraid to have any further painful wart treatments, so she and her parent wanted to try HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE.
After nine months of HOMEOPATHIC CONSTITUTIONAL TREATMENT, this same patient's large wart on the elbow COMPLETELY CLEARED UP. (The old scar from the previous dermatologist's surgery is still present.) Her other wart by the thumbnail has cleared up completely. Also, this patient's constipation completely resolved and her difficulty sleeping (INSOMNIA) has improved considerably.
The above photo shows a young child, seen in Dr. Signore's office, with plantar warts. She wanted her warts to go away, but she was fearful of painful procedures. Her pediatrician had already treated her with cryosurgery without success. She and her mother requested homeopathic medicine for her warts.
The above photo shows the same young child 4 weeks after beginning her individualized homeopathic remedy, made from the Pasque flower. As you can see, all the plantar warts are gone. The mother reports that her child's plantar warts quickly resolved (within 1 to 2 weeks after beginning homeopathic treatment.)
Robert J. Signore, D.O., P.C. Dermatology 17730 S. Oak Park Avenue, Suite C Tinley Park, Illinois 60477 (708) 429-2992 Phone (708) 429-3699 FAX
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