i am trying to find insight into what could possibly be effecting my son at this time in his treatment for henoch-schonlein purpura. i am really looking for someone knowledgeable with natural remedies and can offer insight.
my son came down with the slight rash from henoch-schonlein purpura on his ankles and upper thigh on the 8th. we visited the doctor the next day and the rash started to fade and there was no progression. on the 12th, he was put on an antibiotic for a possible upper respiratory infection. on the 15th, his rash exploded. on the 19th, we took him off the antibiotics. on the 20th, we sought the help on a ND and he was put on Zinc, Vitamin A, and Histamine and put on an elimination diet (elimination possible mucus forming foods). On the 23rd, the DF Bifidus came in and we also started giving him Arnica for his inflammation of joints.
He has had noticeably swollen ankles at times, since 15th. He is unable to walk by the end of the each day. Last night, he also had painful gas. Right now, joint pain complaints are in the ankles and knees and abdominal discomfort continued this morning. The outbreaks are less and smaller, but are still continuing which concerns me. He is also not eating well and refused his remedies at lunch and bedtime, aside from the Arnica.
I am wondering about the natural remedies that my little one is taking for treating HSP : Zinc, Vitamin A, Histamine, DF Bifidus, Arnica. Could he be allergic to any of these? Could one or the combination allow for the rash to still be continuing and/or discomfort to be increasing? Did introducing Bifidus later into the regimen, allow for the rash to continue? Is the Histamine the right thing to be taking? Conventional medical sites say to take an anti-histamine and I have read the Histamine causes inflammation? Any insight is greatly appreciated.