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For all those who suffer with excema babies and have tried everything hear this....My breastfed 11 month old son had moderate to severe excema since he was 6 months old. I can proudly say that it's completely gone now!! The miracle product that worked for us was Carlson Fish oil. A alternative doctor reccommended it. It's a blend of cold water fish oil from Norway. The DHA and EPA long chain fatty acids in the oils help with inflamation. I am not sure exactly but it's amazing! They pride themselves on being mercury and toxin free. I started giving him 1/4 tsp every morning and within 5-7 days his skin has never looked better. He has been excema free for over a month now and I have yet to see a flare up. I buy it at Whole Foods but you can get it online. They make a children's version with a lemon flavor. No more expensive creams and lotions, no more elimination diets for me or him, no more all night itching, no more hours wasted wrapping his legs in syran wrap with colloidal silver, no more wet clothing to bed, no more brands of probiotics, no more oatmeal baths, no more doctor visits and expensive tests, no more homeopathics that never work, no more irritaion and crankiness, no more flax seed oil, udos oil and any other oil that doesn't work. I just had to let you know that this product worked for us. We live in Florida and not even the hot humidity brings out the excema anymore. I am SOLD on this product. So sold, that my husband and I take it every morning too! If you have tried everything else and are fed up with excema like I was. I prayed so hard for a miracle and who would have thought it was that simple. Anyway there is hope!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I am glad that it worked for your son.<br><br>
Unfortunately our allergist's advice is that allergic and allergy-prone kids avoid all fish and shellfish until at least age 4 to avoid developing a fish or shellfish allergy, which tend to be lifelong and lifethreatening. So my kid can't have fish oil until he is much older, if then.<br><br>
I would absolutely suggest checking with GYour child's doctor before introducing a supplement such as fish oil, in case GYour child should not be exposed to fish oil.
 

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too bad its not available online <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I am glad that it worked for your son.<br><br>
Unfortunately our allergist's advice is that allergic and allergy-prone kids avoid all fish and shellfish until at least age 4 to avoid developing a fish or shellfish allergy, which tend to be lifelong and lifethreatening. So my kid can't have fish oil until he is much older, if then.<br><br>
I would absolutely suggest checking with GYour child's doctor before introducing a supplement such as fish oil, in case GYour child should not be exposed to fish oil.</div>
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Yup, same here.
 

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you can buy it online<br><a href="http://www.carlsonlabs.com" target="_blank">www.carlsonlabs.com</a><br><a href="http://www.carlsonlabs.com/product_detail.phtml?prodid=1eec3eaf&categid=74d8" target="_blank">http://www.carlsonlabs.com/product_d...f&categid=74d8</a>
 

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Actually, the oil doesn't contain protein so it is is likely safe even for those with allergies. I give it to my highly allergic son. We are avoding fish/shellfish/nuts/peanuts until I think age 6 per allergists instructions but the oil doesn't concern me. This from nordic naturals web site:<br>
What if a person is allergic to fish? Can they ingest fish oil?<br><br>
Generally, yes. Allergens (what people react to) in food are usually the protein component of a food (e.g. gluten in wheat, casein in milk). Because Nordic Naturals pure fish oils are thoughtfully and carefully manufactured (gentle processing, low temperature, clay filtered, and microdistilled) they are essentially void of protein components. As a result, people who react to eating fish can generally consume fresh fish oil capsules. It is always a good idea to consult with your healthcare practitioner before beginning a supplement regime.<br>
Of course there would perhaps be some risk so every person has to do what they are comfortable with.<br>
That said, I know this helps some people with allergies and I am so happy this worked for your son but it doesn't make an eczema difference for my guy. I can see how it might for some. For my son eczema is very much allergy related so it is under control now that we've identified all his allergens and he's on zyrtec for chronic hives. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I just wanted to add that because I think it might be worth a try but it isn't a cure for everyone.<br>
Thank you for sharing!
 

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most folks are not allergic to the oil...having said this though ds2 is allergic to soy and soy oil, peanuts and peanut oil, but...<br><br>
we take high vitamin cod liver oil daily even though we are avoiding shellfish for at least 2.5 more years. ds2 is allergic to soy, wheat (we avoid all gluten...i refuse to put my 2.5 yo under for a scope to 'see' for sure), rice, tree nuts, peanuts, eggs, coconut....that we know of so far. i have to second the improvement in eczema with the combo of eliminating his triggers and taking the omega 3's. actually our family is much healthier as a whole taking the hvclo. as with anything, much care must be taken when adding in anything new with an allergic child. i am very much intouch with my instincts...they have gotten me through the last several years when many docs wanted me to do things for/to my ds that just didn't sit right with me.<br><br>
let me say too, our allergist (third one so far and i don't love him, but can work with him) recommended many creams and rx's that i declined. he commented that i would make myself crazy on the kind of elimination diet we were on until after he skin tested ds and saw all of the positives for himself. at a subsequent visit he asked about our diet (i am still breastfeeding so am on the diet as well), looked at ds's skin, growth and weight gain (not on 'the' chart, but growing at his own rate) and told me to continue what i was doing: hvclo, ghee on anything and everything i can get i on, daily vits (free of our allergens), many baths in warm water only, lots of 'safe' lotions, borage oil on an area that breaks out, lavender oil on the itchies, rosemary or eucalyptus oil when things move to his chest. ds is very sensitive to cross contamination and usually once he starts itching, he will soon be wheezing....this is fairly new. (allergist did disagree with the use of oils, but i have seen them work with my own eyes on others, not just my ds).<br><br>
good luck on your quest
 

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It really depends on how severe the allergy is. Fish oil might be unlikely to trigger allergies in allergy-prone kids, but it still might not be safe for kids who already have fish allergies.
 

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Does anyone know if flaxseed oil is as good as fish oil? I just bought some yesterday after reading the book Superimmunity for Kids. Now I'm wondering if I should have bought CLO instead - the book is almost 20 years old, so things could have changed (it is a good book though.) My DD only has very mild eczema so I wanted to try and see if this would help.
 

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You can try the flaxseed. I've heard both good and bad things about it. One thing I remember is that it can achieve the same thing as the CLO, except that the body has to do a conversion to get there. If the body can't do the conversion, then the benefits will be reduced or eliminated.
 

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The omega 3/6 fatty acid balance is thought to be a cornerstone of various skin problems. Our modern diet contains a lot of pro-inflammatory omega 6 oils from vegetables such as corn, soy, etc which shifts the balance. And grain fed meat, eggs and dairy (instead of beneficial grass fed/pastured, which are higher in omega 3s) Also eating trans fats can block omega 3 benefits.<br><br>
Low vitamin A status will also effect development of allergies.<br><br>
We use Radiant Life cod liver oil, it is high in vitamin A. Carlson is low in A.
 

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Even though the type of oil is the same, the amount is not. You simply cannot beat the benefits of CLO, which sucks for us vegetarians. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 
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