what finally worked is really figuring out what she reacted to and the list was much longer than the list of what she could actually eat. I cut everything from our diet, except rice, chicken and broccoli for a whole week. Since I was still bf (Sophia was about 10 months old), it was really hard on me. She just had breast milk and rice and greens. Then I slowly added foods back in, and I'm still doing that to this day, she still hasn't had any tomatoes, egg whites, soy and a lot of spices.
I kept a food diary for every meal for severral weeks and it can take up to four days for a reaction to come thru the skin, so it's tricky. Her skin is so beautiful now, she just outgrew most of it as I kept it out of her system as much as I could.
I gave her lots of dha oils, primrose oil, borage oil, veggies. At first she didn't even tolerate bifi/acidophilus, but we started experimenting a lot to add healthy things into her diet and ended up creating a fabulous shake for her using rice protein, Udo's oil, Vit.C, and B, plus banana, rice milk and minerals. It became her staple food. My story is endless about all the things we did to make her life tolerable. I had to bind her arms and legs, taping her ankles and wrists so she wouldn't scratch herself bloody. It was heart breaking. Never a dress, not even in summer time. Always in tights or taped pants and shirts. She would just itch herself to a bloody mess, screaming and crying on most days. And yes, cortisone cream up the wazoo, but as little as she could handle. i also made my own creams and salves, also with neem oil, but nothing cured it externally. The healing had to happen from the inside, from the guts and her digestion.
Hey, my writing isn't that bad after the Superbowl Party and two margaritas
Oh, and we did the NAET treatment, it worked temporarily, but it was good to find out what caused her problems at least by doing the muscle testing. She was allergic to my breastmilk!
She got trated for that and then it was better. Things have steadily improved since she was about 14 months or so...
Now she has asthma.