I'm sure the eczema questions get asked A LOT. Sorry for that, but I'm having a hard time finding relief for my son. I could use some advice on where to turn next.
My son is 17 months old and has had eczema since birth. His older sister also had it, but seems to have outgrown it (she's nearly 4 yo). I have taken DS to a naturopath where she ran a food intolerance test on him. It showed that he is intolerant to dairy, so that has been removed from both of our diets since October. He still has eczema terribly and appears that dairy is not a cause.
I have a skin patch test scheduled for him in May (the soonest we could get into a dermatologist). Is this the logic next step I should be taking? My question is whether or not there is necessarily an environmental trigger. My husband has hay fever really bad and it's my understanding that there's a hay fever/asthma/eczema connection. If it's genetic, then is there any point in further testing?
The poor baby sleeps horribly at night because he is constantly scratching. I'm having a hard time finding anything to keep him comfortable. It's been much worse in the dry winter air, but I moisturize him every diaper change. He bathes once a week. Any other suggestions? Any homepathics that have been helpful for anyone? Oh, and the other thing is that he only has it on his legs. His legs are covered in weeping scaly patches, but the rest of his body is perfectly clear. Odd, yes??
Thanks for your help!