Originally Posted by MotherWhimsey
I'm really questioning our doctors advice right now. He says it's very common (which I know) and that it's basically just dry skin and that no allergy is triggering it. According to what I've read, it is triggered by an allergy. I don't know, I could use advice on what to ask, and what to look for, etc...
I had similar "advice" from our ped
: Actually for a few months he just kept on saying "it's just a patch of dry skin" and then just prescribed Hydrocortisone, which actualy made it WORSE.
I too read a lot about ezcema having triggers and spent months figuring them out.
Some of the triggers include foods that kids or bfing mama eat as well as external triggers, like pet dander, mold, perfumes, soaps, fire-resistant clothing, etc.,
In those forums you will find a lot of topical cream suggestions (which do not CURE it, but help relieve the itching and dryness)
What seemed to help in our case was
1. Changing the diet (she was not BFed at a time, so it was hers, but just as applicable to BFing mama) You'll have to figure out triggers for yourself, cuz every case is different. Big part was adding probiotics.
2. Herb baths - camomile, calendula
3. Dead Sea Mud (topical). I know, I know sounds extreme, but I was desparately looking for ANYTHING - I actually ordered it online.