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In the past three weeks, my 28 mo. ds has developed a case of what I think is eczema that will just not quit. (Going to our family doc tomorrow to confirm my diagnosis.)<br><br>
He has always had dry skin, but no allergies that we know of. Is still bf too.<br><br>
So what could cause this sudden development? There is not a single thing that we can think of that has changed . . . no new products, environments, foods, etc. (He's a picky eater, so his diet isn't that broad. I'm terrified to try and find a food source through an elimination diet since I don't know what he could/would eat.)<br><br>
So far, the only thing that helps temporarily is oatmeal baths. Also, we were using hydrocortisone when the itching got to the point of hurting himself. But that would clear up one area and other new area would pop up on a different part of his body.<br><br>
From my little bit of reading and surfing I am so confused.<br><br>
Where do I start?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">In the past three weeks, my 28 mo. ds has developed a case of what I think is eczema that will just not quit. (Going to our family doc tomorrow to confirm my diagnosis.)<br><br>
He has always had dry skin, but no allergies that we know of. Is still bf too.<br><br>
So what could cause this sudden development? There is not a single thing that we can think of that has changed . . . no new products, environments, foods, etc. (He's a picky eater, so his diet isn't that broad. I'm terrified to try and find a food source through an elimination diet since I don't know what he could/would eat.)<br>
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Where do I start?</div>
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First, stop the hydrocortisone and get Florsone cream. It's a homeopathic cream that I've found works as well as the hydrocortisone which amazes me.<br><br>
Your son might have seasonal allergies and/or food allergies. I've been reading up on this for my own daughter who seems to have both and it seems that seasonal allergies can trigger food allergies... some people are only food allergic during their allergy season (some people react to pollens in spring, some to mold in the fall). So, nothing probably changed except for the season!<br><br>
What does your son eat? My daughter also doesn't eat a very varied diet.. picky!! What's his super favorite? This is usually the allergen if there is one.<br><br>
Have you considered homeopathy? We're doing it with our daughter (we've used it for her teething and general health in the past too) and we've had great results along with food elmination... we're looking at doing NAET in the near future with her too.. she is allergic to quite a few foods and also outdoors!<br><br>
What is the rash like and your son's personality like compared to other children his age? Is he usually cold or warm? Does the rash get worse or better when wet? Does it get better when cool or warm? When is it the worst? Does it weep? What's the fluid like? These questions can help point to a remedy. I'm not a professional but I know some of what you're going through so I want to help if I can. I'm the one who figured out Emery's remedy... I know her better than the naturopath and read and read which is why I could do it. So far it seems to be the right one. She is healing so fast!<br><br>
You're sure you're not eating anything new that could be going through your bm or using any new products? Even if you switched brands of a food it might have a hidden ingredient or something. (reaching here but there it is)<br><br><br>
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See thread "The Eczema Tribe" for tons of info.<br><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=289118" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=289118</a>
 
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