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Lingering Eczema on 3 year old.

My daughter has had eczema since she was 3 months old. I hoping she'd grow out of it by now, but unfortunately, she has not.

Here's more details; would appreciate any assistance:

Patient ID: BM1

Sex: Female
Age: 2 year & 10 Months
Location: London, UK

1. Describe your main suffering?
My daughter has been suffering from eczema since she was 3 months old.

Initially the eczema started out on her cheeks and above her ankles.

This eventually spread and at one point covered approx 70% of her body.

Her eczema can be described as dry skin and often weeping with clear fluid.

Now only had eczema on her cheeks, and sometime shoulders.

The break out on her skin looks more like allergic reaction rather than just dry skin,

2. What other physical sufferings do you have in your body?
None, however she did start walking late at 21months. But we assumed this was down to her cautious nature rather than any physical problems.

She was born by emergency c-section as she was breech.

Her stools tend to be very dark.


3. What mental sufferings / feelings do you have associated with your physical sufferings?
N?A


4. What exactly do you feel when you are at your worst?
N/A


5. When did it all start? Can you connect it to any past event or disease?
She has been suffering from eczema since she was 3 months old.

She was solely breastfed for 3 month. So it’s likely that her eczema started after we introduced other things in her diet (ground rice, banana puree)



6. Which time of the day you are worst?
Usually at night just before going to bed.

Sometimes she will start itching her cheeks randomly during the day and her skin will become inflamed.

7. What are the things which aggravate your suffering and which are those which ameliorate the same?
We’ve discovered she has several allergies. She allergic to cows milk. If she consumed cows milk she tends to throw-up and it’s worse with yoghurts. We have tried goats milk and sheeps milk and she has the same response to it as cows milk.

We are currently giving her soya products.

She’s also allergic to bananas and tomatoes.

Teething also aggravates her condition.

8. Do your think your sufferings have relation to any external stimuli (like, change of place) or any internal biological changes in the body, like, menses (in females)?
N/A


9. When do you feel better, during hot weather or cold weather, humid or dry weather?
She feels better in cold weather, I think.

10. Describe your general mental set up? Are you Moody, Arrogant, Mild, Agreeable Changeable, Nervous, Suspicious, Easily offended, Quiet, Arguing, Irritating, Lazy etc.
Very intelligent, happy, sometimes moody, stubborn, sensitive, gentle, very cautious, very low pain threshold, shy around new people but confident and bossy around family.


11. What are your fears and do you dream of any situation repeatedly?
Does not like being alone. Needs constant attention.


12. What do you crave for in food items and what are your aversions?
Likes sweet things, but does not mind eating sour things. Does not like spicy foods, not even ground pepper.

13. How is your thirst: Less, Normal or Excessive?
N/A

14. How is your hunger: Less, Normal or Excessive?
N/A

15. Is there any kind of food which your body can’t stand?
Dairy.

16. Is your sweat normal or less or more? Where does it sweat more: Head, Trunk or Limbs?
Sweats more from her head.

17. How is your bowel movement and stool type?
Consistency varies but colour is always dark.

18. How well do you sleep? Do you have a particular posture of sleeping?
Usually sleeps on her sides or back.

19. Do you think you are able to satisfy your sexual desires in general?
N/A

20. What peculiar or strange sensation do you have in any part of your body at times? Do you sometimes feel ‘ as if…..’ in some part of the body?
Often complains of back pains or itchiness.

21. What medications have been taken earlier by you to treat the diseases and do you have any particular symptom surfacing after the medication?
initially started with rhus tox, petroleum and a few other (cannot remember the names). Rhus-Tox made her skin weep a lot, and I believe Graphites dried out her skin. Also tried acidophilus to help with her digestion, however this made her very gassy and very uncomfortable.

The last medicine we tried (over a year ago) was Morgan Bach. This again made her very gassy and uncomfortable.

Currenly we are not using any regular medicines for her. We avoid anything in her diet that may cause her to flare up, but the eczema on her cheeks never goes away.

Sometime when she has a really bad flare-up we give her some oral antihistamine.

She has never had any vaccinations.

22. What major diseases are running in your family?
Father suffers from hayfever, mother suffers from mild eczema.

We have a 4 month old baby girl. Although she has not had any skin break outs, she does seem to have a lot of dry skin on her cheeks, forehead, thighs and upper arms. She is solely bread feeding.

Thanks,
 
  rumi7 on 2009-05-11
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
I am going through your child case so keep in touch.
 
Dr. Rakesh Km Lko last decade
Thank you, will keep in touch.
 
rumi7 last decade
Describe her body makeup-i.e., fatty, heavy, pale, small child, or large child, abdomen flat, enlarged, flabby, muscular weakness, reddish cheeks, thin, redness around the eyes, etc.

Try to recall previous homoeopathic medicines given and in what potency.

Why you discontinue that treatment. On first Glance it seems Graphites
 
Dr. Rakesh Km Lko last decade
Has your daughter taken antibiotics?
 
ukddw last decade
Thank you for your time.

She is a small child, thin (flat abdomen). I would say she's weak compared to other children similar to her age. cheeks are always red, but could be due to them always being inflamed. deoasn't have redness around the eyes.

She has fair skin, but wouldn't say it's pale.

She has never taken any antibiotics.

We tried quite a few homeopathic remedies but none of them seemed to work, including graphites.

from what I can recall:
Rhus Tox - made her skin weep a lot.
Graphites - helped stop the weeping but eczema remained dry.
Petroleum - no effects noticed

we did try a few others, maybe mezereum and sulphur.

The potency was all 6c.

I rememeber we did try a calendula based cream once but this really made her skin worse.

what did help a lot was a cream called Hope's Relief Cream For Eczema & Psoriasis. (contained Manuka Honey, Gotu Cola, Aloe Vera, Calendula, Licorice Root, Graphites 6C, Sulphur 6C, Rhus Tox 6C, Vitamin E, Jojoba Oil).

It got rid of the weeping eczema on her cheeks and the eczema on her body. but not completely on her cheeks.

The eczema on her cheeks is now generally very dry and red and sometimes weeps when she itches.

I'm still inclined to go down the digestion route as my main concern is with her diet. I would like her to have a normal diet so she can share the family meal, rather than having to cook separate meal for her every day.
 
rumi7 last decade
Dry skin and often weeping (means oozing) clear fluid
Do this dry skin tend to crack
Do it is very much dry or mildly
What makes this weeping (cold weather, water, etc)
Do this weeping has any smell
What tests you have done on her yet if any
Describe her activities before going to bed
What usually happens if you ignore her demand of crying
What usually happens when you soothe her while she is crying
Sometimes stubborn or usually
very cautious (describe act)
very low pain threshold (describe in detail)
colour is always dark (describes in detail)

There may be some delay in responding, but i am sure that this thread would alive unless your child probelm solves from my side.
 
Dr. Rakesh Km Lko last decade
It's generally dry skin but only oozes/weeps when she itches (usually at night)

the weeping doesn't have a smell.

It's usually very dry, but wouldn't say it cracks.

we have done a skin patch test on her back which showed she had allergies to egg and milk.

we also took her to a kineisiologist who determined she had allergies to banana, all dairy and tomotoes.

Her activities before bed usually included having some yoghurt (soya) and being told a bedtime story.

we deal with her demands of crying by distracting her with something else, which usually works.

Same with when we soothe her while she's crying, we will try to distract her with something else.

she is sometimes very stubborn. for example getting her to say 'please' when she asks for something. sometime she will refuse to say it and end up crying for ages.

she is very cautious. for example, she will never run fast because she might fall. so she runs slowly. also with other children, she wont hit or push them.

low pain threshold. for example she will cry if we comb the knots out of her hair. or if she falls lightly she will sometimes cry even though she hasn't hurt herself.

her stool is always dark. dark brown/green. only sometimes it's normal brown.
 
rumi7 last decade
Do you have any blood test on her for systemic illness such as lupus?

I got following summary in brief important

A thin small bright child with dry skin, dark stool, late walking (you suspected due to cautious nature strange for such little girl so is important for us) allergy to many food items, hot patient, intelligent, usually happy, needs constant attention, desires sweets. Make me clear where I am wrong.

What is affect of water on the eruption?.

From these Puls, Mag-Carb, and Sulphur are in consideration.
 
Dr. Rakesh Km Lko last decade

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