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So, I have heard that cradle cap and eczema can be linked to food allergies.

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DS started getting very mild cradle cap on the top of his head and a little on the sides a couple weeks ago(he is 13 weeks old) and his forehead is rough like sandpaper, a little flaky and occassionally red. I do not use soap on him and only bathe maybe 2x/week. I have put Mother's Special Blend on his head and gently exfoliate with a fingernail brush. And it stays clear for a couple of days. I put jojoba and lanolin on his forehead to soften and keep hydrated, but doesn't totally work that well. He is ebf. Could this be allergies? If so, should I try an elimination diet?

Can eczema be hereditary? DH has very dry patches on his face that he treats with some kind of prescription cream that his derm. gave him. DH does not have any food allergies, he is mildly allergic to grass. His sister is allergic to tree nuts. Now, I am starting to wonder if DH has a food allergy or a sensitivity. Any thoughts?

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I forgot to add that when he was about 1 week old, he had diaper rash with small red dots of blood near his anus. It cleared up once he stopped pooping so much.

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Bumping to the top.
I'd suggest a food journal and possibly ED. I'd probably start with dairy, though some would say gluten.

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Thanks. I heard it takes 3-4 weeks for dairy to be out of your system. What about gluten?

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when I cut gluten I noticed a difference within a day or so, and seemed "better" within 5 days or so...but that was just me. Not real sure what the norm is, I'm sure someone can give you a more difinative answer! Be encouraged though...G/DF really isn't that hard once you get used to it, and totally worth it!
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While you may see improvements within a few days (think pp said 5) when removing gluten, I believe that the general consensus is about 3 months for gluten to fully leave the system.

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While you may see improvements within a few days (think pp said 5) when removing gluten, I believe that the general consensus is about 3 months for gluten to fully leave the system.
Haha...that is why I said "better" I am still not better...oh the fun of food trials!
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Haha...that is why I said "better" I am still not better...oh the fun of food trials!
I understood. Just making sure the op did.

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I spoke with my dd's Waldorf K teacher this morning about this and she suggested taking Omega 3's. Which I was doing right after birth then unintentionally stopped. I started taking them again.

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