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Most kids with excema have either a lack or an inability to use essential fatty acids properly. From a publication* I have: "People with eczema as well as asthma and hayfever lack a key enzyme which converts essential fatty acids into prostaglandins." The recommendation from the article is toddlers may be given two 500mg capsules of Evening Primrose oil per day rubbed on the skin of the inner thighs or arms. Increase to 4 capsules per day if you don't see improvement. Adults need up to 8 capsules a day. ( EFA's are also found in other cold pressed oils...See "Fats that Heal, Fat's that Kill" Udo Erasmus). Other co- factor vitamins needed are: Vitamin A, b magnesium, zinc and iron. . Some also say lecithin (which is an emulsifier) helps as well. That you are breastfeeding, you can also take these so baby gets benefit from supplementation from your breastmilk that way.
Yes, allergies can certainly be a factor in aggravating excema, also too much ingestion of refined sugars. Sunlight helps excema too mainly because UVA UVB rays are a mild immune suppressant as well.
Both supplements and sunlight have helped my husband who has suffered pretty much all his life with it.

Beware of cortizone treatments. They are a powerful immune suppressant and not without risk of thinning skin or losing hair. Get the medication profile and insert from your pharmacist for more on that.

*Publication: " What Doctors Don't Tell you: Drug Free Solutions to Astma and Eczema".

Hope this helps point you in some directions to look.
 
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