My DD going on 5 has developed a mild (so far
) eczema just recently.
What could have messed up her liver in only four years of her life ?
Started with about a quarter-sized "patch of dry skin" as our Ped called it
: above her knee
Since December it spred almost around her leg and she developed another patch on her butt cheek.
Reading MDC a lot more than I post I realize how clueless I was on many subjects before - vax, food additives, antibiotics, sugar, etc.,
All the rest of our family - me, DH, DS and mine and DH's parents and siblings never even heard of eczema so I am searching on my own and with your great help ladies.
So far, we both (DD and I) do cultured yogurts and kefirs, take primrose oil and flax seed oil (helps
). I am shopping carefully for natural and organic foods now.
It seems like I am finding *some* triggers - strawberries, artificial coloring (DD "helped" me find it by eating all the food coloring straight from the tubes while I was in the shower
: - no more artificial coloring in our house! )
I am watching honey and bananas. Avoiding triggers helps
I add to her baths steeped herbs that are known to help skin conditions (one of them is calendula, others I know only in our native language, but will copy down the latin names and post) - helps significantly
I mosturize immediately after bathing - helps
Tried the Dr prescribed Hydrocortizone in the beginning - makes it worse
. Tried one more time when we had a big flair-up - made it worse
again. Done trying Hydrocortizone
Hugs to all of you mamas - thanks for making this a Tribe