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My son was diagnosed with being allergic to soy and eggs as an infant. By just over a year of age he outgrew it. However, within this past month the eczema has gotten worse and worse. Even after new medicine and following the bathing/no soap directions from the Ped.<br><br>
So now my son is scratching so bad he has open sores on his body. He is also scratching his eyes. His right eye is swollen (which the Ped wants to see him if its not better by Wednesday). The Ped wants him on an antibiotic and for us to go see an Allergist.<br><br>
My question is, can you outgrow an allergy as an infant and then have it come back? Or did it ever really go away?
 

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My kids were both born at home with a lay midwife, never recived vaccination or gave anti-biotics. So, my approach to chronic eczema and food allergy/sensitivity may be very different. I believe if you strengthen the immune sys. via appropriate diet, your chance of over coming the allergy and food sensitivites, etc will get better. If you keep giving anti-biotics, cortisone, and other drugs, your chance of staying allergic to eggs and soy, etc will stay it is, or worsen, and possibly developing other d/o. Moreover, the chance of developing allergy to other foods, seasonal allergy, chemical sensitivities will also likely to increase.<br><br>
I would avoid avoid the obvious foods that he can't eat right now. Write down everything that he is eating or comes to contact with that would make his eczema worse. And, learn about probiotics, to start.
 

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We are going to the Allergist tomorrow. The nurse wasn't sure if they would test or not. I hope they do.
 

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I think testing will be a good idea to get more information on the allergy. If they won't test your babe, start writing down everything they eat or come to contact with. It's a work, but it is the more accurate way of finding out what food/element your babe is having a problem with. That is how I found all of the foods that they react in cry out, violence, interrupted sleep during the night and eczema. I still keep my food diary to see their progress.<br><br>
I never took my kids to the testing, but took to a kinesiologist. The results were somewhat correct, but some were conflicting.
 

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Thank you for the input. I will let you know what the Allergist says.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My son was diagnosed with being allergic to soy and eggs as an infant. By just over a year of age he outgrew it. However, within this past month the eczema has gotten worse and worse. Even after new medicine and following the bathing/no soap directions from the Ped.<br><br>
So now my son is scratching so bad he has open sores on his body. He is also scratching his eyes. His right eye is swollen (which the Ped wants to see him if its not better by Wednesday). The Ped wants him on an antibiotic and for us to go see an Allergist.<br><br>
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Could he have developed environmental allergies? Are you giving probiotics? Good luck with the allergist.<br><br>
ETA: By what measure did you determine he'd outgrown those allergies? If it was by testing alone, they are notoriously inaccurate (especially after a long period of abstinence because there aren't lots of IgE floating around when you're not eating the offending allergen). If that's the case, he may not have actually outgrown them.<br><br>
ETA Again: I just read that you've moved from one state to another. Perhaps he's reacting to whatever is growing in your new area.
 

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Met with the Allergist this afternoon. He said its good the Ped put Conner on the antibiotic (that $77 stuff LOL). Said Conner most likely has a staff infection. He changed our routine a little bit and wants us to use a different soap. Instead of Aveeno, he wants us to use Basis. Then give him a 1/2 tsp of Zyrtec at night. Continueing with the prescription oinment stuff.<br><br>
On May 14th we go back and he will most likely do skin prick tests. He said we will talk about which ones at that time. My IL's will be here, so they will be able to watch Gabrielle. Bruce is going to go with me. So that is good. May take both of us to calm Conner down. He was pretty scared today. I guess its the age. It was kind of the same freak-out like I got from him at the Dentist.<br><br>
Funny thing is he knows our Allergist we had in Denver. This Doctor use to practice at National Jewish in Denver. So we talked about Colorado quite a bit. He is an older man and he said they moved to Bozeman 7 years ago.<br><br>
So right now its getting his skin/sores cleaned up as much as possible. Then we will figure out what is causing it.
 

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Thanks for the update. Let us know when you find out the test results<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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It will be very interesting to see if the soy/egg allergy has come back (or maybe it never really went away) is the problem. UGGHHHH soy is tough. I mean we don't eat alot of processed foods, but there are things he likes that I am sure has soy in it. There is like 21 different names for soy! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> That stuff is in everything.<br><br>
Then again, maybe this will bring us back to eating better and more whole foods. Sigh...<br><br>
His sores look really bad. Several of them are bleeding from him scratching. Too bad I couldn't put those newborn mittens on him. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I didn't think about the 'baby mitt' thing, but I put cotton, long sleeve T on them, and tape the sleeves with paper tapes (the one for taping gauze, etc.) from scratching/tearing the arms in their sleep (the last eczema remained on their body was on their arms at the crease for a long time.) I also kept their nails short and filed at all time. Cool (almost chilly) compress with rose, chamomile or lavender could calm the skin a little. You can also add a tiny bit of tea tree to prevent infection. I did this because I chose not to use cortisone cream. There are other suggestion on MDC to calm the itchiness, but I don't remember where to direct you--sorry.
 

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Thank you for the suggestions! I will pick up this tomorrow at the Community Market.
 
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