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Daniel has had this weird dry patch/rash JUST ON HIS LEGS...it's red, bumpy, rough, dry...it itches him...he's had it practically since birth...it gets worse when we bath him frequently (so we're bathing him once a week, unless there's an accident or something...it gets better and worse...I don't know what it is...what do you think it is???<br><a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v446/quaintpassion/2006_0315Image0130.jpg" target="_blank">http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...5Image0130.jpg</a><br><a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v446/quaintpassion/2006_0315Image0131.jpg" target="_blank">http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...5Image0131.jpg</a><br><a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v446/quaintpassion/2006_0315Image0132.jpg" target="_blank">http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...5Image0132.jpg</a><br><br>
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Well.... it looks like urticaria (hives) a bit..... hmm...
 

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That's exactly what my eczema on my inner arms looked like. I found adding EFA's to my diet helped immensely (I took Udo's Oil daily). Is he breastfeeding? If so, try adding to your diet to see if it makes a difference. If it is eczema, it's usually caused by the body ridding itself of toxins, so is often allergy related.
 

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Looks and sounds like eczema, especially because it seems to coincide with bathing. If the water isn't filtered, the chlorine can dry the skin.<br><br>
We just got back from the dr today, and he told us my dd. has eczema. Its funny because my dw had bathed her with a new soap and noticed a rash, she didn't know what it was and didn't want to agitate it so she didn't put anything on it, she wanted to let it "dry out". The rash hasn't got better, we were just making it worse. We went to Whole Foods and got some Giovanni's body butter, its a somewhat thick cream, like Eucerin, but somewhat organic(as much as a lotion can be I guess). Hopefully it will help the eczema go away.<br><br>
My dd also sneezes a lot, allergy related? Any more info?<br><br>
BTW, my dw has just started to take CLO. I hope that will help from the inside out.
 

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I'm going with eczema.<br><br>
Thistle seed tea is very good to aid the body work with eczema I just read somewhere. And it tastes good too. From what I remember it cleanses the liver.<br><br>
Also ocean salt water to bathe in is helpful.<br><br>
BTW, vitamin C in the bath tub will neutralize the chlorine. We have a Vita C shower head.<br><br>
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It is too expensive to use a reverse osmosis filter on your watering system for bathing. But un-chlorinated, non-fluoride water is really best for drinking and reverse osmosis is the only thing that will get fluoride out.
 

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Looks like eczema to me too. Both me and dd have had mild cases of it. I put 100% lanolin on ours a few times a day and that clears it up, but ours is very mild. I know sometimes a heavy-duty treatment is needed.
 

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Distillation also removes flouride.
 

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I've been eczemaless for about 9 years now and back then didn't have internet access so all my info is from books (my mom's massive library of natural healing!). I did a quick search and found this site that I skimmed which seems to contain some good possiblities on the many causes of eczema <a href="http://www.eczema-natural-healing.com/causes-of-eczema.html" target="_blank">http://www.eczema-natural-healing.co...of-eczema.html</a><br><br>
Now, I did not look through the rest of the web site so I can't tell if it's reputable or if it's rubbish. Like I said though, on a quick glance, the eczema info seemed not too bad.
 

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Looks like Eczema and my 3rd had it bad in the same places, as well as his arms and face at times. It started when he was 4months old and continued til he was 6<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
My 2nd child also had it but not as bad.
 

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Thanks for everyone's help...now I have to figure out how I want to treat him...it's either urticaria or eczema...they look very similar to treat...<br><br>
He's breastmilk fed (I have to exclusively pump because he had latch issues at the same time as jaundice and so he never really was able to latch...so I've been pumping for nine months--no formula has passed his lips)...he has had tastes of our food--but isn't interested in "solids" and even less interested in being "spoon-fed"...so it must be something in MY diet or some of the products in our house (we use Tide for laundry...we should probably switch to something more natural anyway)...so I will most likely have to do an elimination diet...where would the best resource for the elimination diet be?<br><br>
...We're still on our path to a more natural way of living--so any suggestions to help my son would be great!<br><br>
Gitti--where can I get enough vit. c to put in a bath--and how much at a time? What should I use for a soap to clean him with?
 

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Yup! Going with the majority to say eczema...<br><br>
Try doing a "food diary" and log down the days he has it. Then go back and look at what you ate for that day and the day before!<br><br>
GL mama! It may take a while, but at if you can narrow it down you can then tackle it from there!
 

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If you poke a hole in an evening primrose oil gelcap & apply it to the area it should calm it down pretty quickly.<br><a href="http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0838/is_130/ai_n13729896" target="_blank">http://findarticles.com/p/articles/m...0/ai_n13729896</a>
 
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