Eczema has been a hot topic at my home. I have talked it up and done a lot of research. My dd has an angry patch on her cheek that refuses to go away. I took her to the pd and to a dermatologist. Both MDs offered little to aid because of our homopathic philosophy. They basically suggested creams and "waiting it out it may just go away".
What I learned: Eczema is an allergic reaction. It could be dairy, soy, citrus or something like dust mites or enviromental pollution.
The battle plan needs to be something like a clean sweep internally so babe can battle these potential allergens.
--acidophilus (to introduce *good* bacteria that perhaps got killed from antibiotics)--you can purchase babydophilus
--DHA, evening primrose oils or flax oil (to help skin and tissue-these oils are nearly absent from the american diet--thus we must supplement)
--if breastfeeding, mom-- continue prenatals or seasilver, blue green algae,
--The Golden Salve---****THE MOST INCREDIBLE Herbal Salve (I have tried soooo many)******This stuff promotes skin regeneration and immediatly soaked into Kayas outbreak and took the redness and itchy away!!!!!
--weleda baby soap
--These suggestions won't make the eczema *dissappear*. But it promotes the bodys natural ability to combat an allergy.
try to elliminate dairy, meats, eggs--basically go vegan for a while if that will work for you (BF or child if on solids). I tried it and found my baby less rashy. It is tough to change the diet, and it is not for everyone. Just do what you can and stay POSITIVE. Put socks on the babys hands and keep the nails short so babe stays in healing process. I have heard healing could take 6 months. PM for any ?
One mom sugested NAET which seems interesting and valuable for an allergic babe. Good luck!!!!!!!!