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My ds is 2. I will just give the brief low down. He has always had minor eczema. Nothing real noticable. He had strep around Christmas. We did antibiotics. He then developed scarlet fever. Found out his antibiotics didn't work and he was put back on a round of antibiotics. If I remember, his skin healed fine. All of a sudden a coupld of months ago he broke out in a massive all over rash. Dr said scabies. We did scabies treatment which was a horrible burning chemical. He didn't get better. I took ds to a dernatologist and she said "this is not scabies, this is atopic eczema." Fine, we did the cream which was some kind of cortisone in a lotion for children. He was upp all night itchiung so we felt we needed to get it under control. I stopped it before it went away and it came back. This time I decided to seek a naturopaths treatment. We are just into our 2nd treatment with NAET. He just has the egg mix done on Thursday. He tested allergic to all the basic 10. So basically a lot of stuff.<br><br>
Today he is really red. He looks sunburned but he's not. His cheeks are bright red and around his neck. His diaper area is bright red all down his legs. It really looks like he's been baked in the sun. I used Auquaphor on him for a couple of days. I really noticed the redness after this.<br><br>
What could this be? I really think his eczema looks better. Not a bunch of scabs and such. But now bright red and it doesn't look anything like eczema. At least not any I have ever seen. Of course it's Friday and everyone is closed. Could this be strep related? I looked up all the strep type infections and it doesn't look like any of them. His skin feels hot where its red too. He feels fine though and is active as ever.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Did he get vaccinated from birth?<br><br>
Is he bf or ff?<br><br>
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He was vaccinated through 2 months and he was on homemade formula (weston price). I had a breast reduction and was unable to give him more than 1 -2 oz a day. I don't know if he has gut issues. I don't think so. The only other thing I did differently is give hime homemade kefir made with body ecology starter. Could that have something to do with it?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">He was vaccinated through 2 months and he was on homemade formula (weston price). I had a breast reduction and was unable to give him more than 1 -2 oz a day. I don't know if he has gut issues. I don't think so. The only other thing I did differently is give hime homemade kefir made with body ecology starter. Could that have something to do with it?</div>
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The antibiotics messed him up imo and he has to work those out of his body again.<br>
He could have gotten over the strep without them. But that's too late now. Gosh, I get so mad at doctors because abx is no longer indicated for strep. When are they going to stop messing up kids by giving abx for strep or ear infections?<br><br><a href="http://mothering.com/discussions/showpost.php?p=7921187&postcount=4" target="_blank">http://mothering.com/discussions/sho...87&postcount=4</a><br><br>
All those chemicals are very damaging to his skin flora. They can't possible make it better. I understand that at times you have to do something because you can't let a child itch so severely. But cortisone is not a cure and it can only make it worse in the long run.<br><br>
This child is trying to work everything out of his body. Poor baby. I understand how badly you feel for your son.<br><br>
If the eczema is treated with chemicals, it will turn inward and cause asthma. I would not take that chance. It has to heal from the inside out rather than from the outside in.<br><br>
Now since you know what he can't tolerate, be very strict about it. Make sure he does not get one little bit of the triggers. I would think goat/cow dairy and all nuts are on the top of the list?<br><br>
What is Aquapher? Is it a natural skin lotion? Many lotions have petroleum in them and they are damaging to the skin.<br><br>
I found that most often the best thing to do is to leave the eczema alone. Don't try to cover it with lotions etc. That makes it worse.<br><br>
Hydration is always good. Baths without any soap or anything at all. Simple soaking in warm water.<br><br><br>
I would not try any new foods for a while until you get the eczema completely back under control. I don't know whether he can handle kefir or not?
 

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Gitti, thank you for taking so much time to answer. You are a doll and always answer my posts.<br><br>
Aquaphor is a petroleum product. I knew it was not good for him but I was desparate. Last night I got him up and we took a plain warm bath with nothing added to help stop the itching. It seemed to help a little.<br><br>
His sunburned appearance is gone. I know what was causing it. It was the hydroxizine I had been giving him the last couple of nights for the intense itching. I remembered reading it could cause reddening of the skin. Today he is back to looking like a kid with eczema. This stuff is what the dermatologist prescribed for the itching. I didn't want to use it but I did . Just to get us over the hump and to stop the itching. It didn't work very well. I had already stopped the cortisone cream. I only did that for a week or so until he started to look better. Of course, it came back with a vengence as I kinds thought it might. This was the turning point for me. I knew I had to look into something else. I don't like using chemicals and antibiotics but I didn't know what else to do. The kid was miserable.<br><br>
I wish I had known better about the antibiotics too. My naturopath says exactly the same thing about working those bad things out of his body. I do believe that. I have been given some bad advice. She also tested him through naet testing and says he still has strep in his system. Not an acute infection though. She has him on some homeopathics to clear it. She feels this is where his problem is coming from. From the antibiotic use and chemical used for the scabies that wasn't scabies. lol<br><br>
Now that we are working on ridding him of the allergies he has with NAET. I feel like I an getting somewhere. If you are not familiar with NAET, here is a little about it.......<br><br>
What are Nambudripad's<br>
Allergy Elimination Techniques?<br><br>
Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques, also known as NAET®, are a non-invasive, drug free, natural solution to eliminate allergies of all types and intensities using a blend of selective energy balancing, testing and treatment procedures from acupuncture/acupressure, allopathy, chiropractic, nutritional, and kinesiological disciplines of medicine. One allergen is treated at a time. If you are not severely immune deficient, you may need just one treatment to desensitize one allergen. A person with mild to moderate amount of allergies may take about 15-20 office visits to desensitize 15-20 food and environmental allergens. Basic essential nutrients are treated during the first few visits. Chemicals, environmental allergens, vaccinations, immunizations, etc. are treated after completing about ten basic essential nutrients. NAET® can successfully eliminate adverse reactions to egg, milk, peanuts, penicillin, aspirin, mushrooms, shellfish, latex, grass, ragweed, flowers, perfume, animal dander, animal epithelial, make-up, chemicals, cigarette smoke, pathogens, heat, cold, other environmental agents. It may take several office visits to desensitize a severe allergen.NAET® was discovered by Dr. Devi S. Nambudripad in November of 1983.
 
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