Oh, and just out of curiosity...how many people are doing SCD with fanatical adherence right now? I'm having a hard time keeping track...
post #361 of 522
4/21/06 at 12:24am
Originally Posted by birthjunkie27
I've been reading through all the posts here and on the excema tribe, but I still have lots of questions.
Some quick background. Dd, 4 mos, has had excema since she was 4 wks old. Just 2 days ago I finally figured out what must have caused it. She was hospitalized at 10 days old for a fever, and she was given a course of antibiotics through an IV for 48 hours straight as a "precautionary measure". Turns out she just had the flu, but they wanted to cover their butts I guess. : Anyways, I'm learning now about how antibiotics kill or imbalance the flora in the gut and that is why she now has food allergies (wheat, eggs, dairy, gluten) despite being exclusively bf and no history of family food allergies or excema.
Been to the Dr. so many times and finally last week started getting some answers, after lots of pointless visits where I left just as clueless as when we walked in. Anyways, Dr. took a sample of skin flakes from her face and examined them and said it is yeast. So, I'm trying to understand...is the yeast a result of the flora imbalance? If we beat the yeast, does that mean her food allergies will go away?
I've been off of dairy for 6 wks, off of eggs for 4 wks, and off of wheat and gluten as well now for over 2 wks, with some improvement, and then gone back to square one as far as how bad the excema is. This diet is really really hard on me, as food has always played a big role in my life. And it's discouraging that she's not getting any better.
I am giving her probiotics and I'm taking omega 3 supplements. How else can I help heal her gut? I've been reading here and there about an SCD. Can someone give me a simple rundown of how this diet works? Do *I* have to do the diet since I am bf'in her? How long? How soon will we see results?
Do I keep avoiding the foods she's sensitive to? What happens if I eat something she's sensitive too? How much worse can she get? She's still in horrible shape, so it seems to me like this elim. diet is doing no good.
She has VERY weepy skin in the evening and through the night. It soaks whatever she's wearing and by the morning her face is so crusted that she can't even smile or it hurts her. And she only seems to be getting worse. It's spreading to other parts of her body where she didn't have it before.
I'm at a loss.....I'm in despair....my heart is aching seeing her like this and not knowing what more I can do! I cry every day over this, and it's just so draining. The elim diet combined with the guilt and despair.
Originally Posted by JaneS
What omega 3 are you taking and how much?
Do you have any digestive symptoms? Are you taking probiotics too?
|Originally Posted by birthjunkie27
The elim diet is taking a toal on me, my husband, my whole family. I'm the only one who's on the diet, but I am verry crabby, and my whole family suffers. I can't imagine eliminating sugar and rice too, on the scd. I've already cut back on sugar but it's so hard not having many food options.