My 4mo ds has had a rash since the 1st week of his life. At about 3 mos it got really bad. I thought it was impetigo - maybe it was, maybe it wasn't. At the time when he had some honey colored ooze from his rash, it did respond to a prescription antibiotic cream. But now it doesn't seem to respond so much though its not oozing now - just VERY red and inflamed clusters around his face. It looks like that just has to hurt. Is eczema typically red? It does have some flaking on it but its not necessarily dry and hard feeling. It looks more red, raised, fleshy and swollen than dry. The doctors keep telling me its eczema and atopic dermatitis. I feel so helpless. I've tried to eliminate foods. And then the doctor told me that if it was a food allergy it would be all over his body. And that its not healthy for me and the baby to avoid all those foods since I BF. I don't know what to do anymore. I feel so sorry for my poor boy and I feel like a crappy mom.
I am going to try to the elimination diet again. Any idea on how long it takes to rid this stuff from his and my system? When would I normally see results or changes if it is a food allergy? Is there anything safe that I can do to speed the process along to rid this from our systems?
Also, I'm starting us on probiotics tomorrow.
I could really use some good advice. Please help