daughter 6 mo. eczemaHi, my eyes are sore from reading all the forums regarding eczema and children, and though i wouldnt wish this on anyone, its nice to not be alone with this issue! I feel like i'm cheating a bit on my homeopath, but i want to see if there are any other suggestions out there regarding my 6mo. old daughters eczema.
I am currently breasfeeding, and just started her on a little rice ceraal 2 days ago. The eczema started at about 2.5 months, but she never has had perfect skin. I have not had her immunized and have decided to postpone indefinitly due to her eczema situation, and my fear of immunizations. I have not had any dairy wheat(gluten) or eggs at all for about 2 months now. I take between 8-12 gr. of fish oil a day, and now am taking a full spectrum probiotic.My homeopath had her on Graph 30c for about 5 weeks trying different dilutions and intervals, which may have helped a bit but not much change, we have started to treat her on a constitutional level?, and have just stared her on calc carb 30c diluted 3 times a wk. I am giving this to her on a spoon mixed with my breatmilk. I do know that though she is itchy some days more than others I believe it has stabalized, and she is no longer having a severe flare behind her ears like she was for the last 2 weeks or so, but possibly a bit more on her cheeks? I am using apricot kernal oil on her skin, with a cream on top to seal it in(no petroleum or mineral oil base)she has also had pretty severe cradle cap, adn If I dont shampoo it off with dermaveen shmpoo and use a baby comb lightly to remove crusts while wet with the shmpoo it gets out of control, and smelly. I bathe her about every 2-3 days with mild soap just on her bottom, and shampoo as mentioned.
as long as she is not too itchy she wakes about 2 times a night for a feed(in a 10 hour period)she sleeps on her back.she takes about 2 naps a day(totlaing about 3 hours altogether) she is a happy baby, though the ecz has made her irritable at times.
she is nromal weight about 8 kilos, and has 5-6 good poos a day(runny, not curdy, sometimes a bit mucous)
she is stuffy quite often, not with alot of snot(excuse the word...what is it called?)but just seems closed up and dry. her eczema is more of a dry type, she used to get wet, adn crusty behind ears but now its more wet only when scratchd, or maybe she is just wiping it off with her mittens(which I have to keep on her most of the day)I know this is alot of info and all over the place...
thanks for help in advance
I did have a cesear, due to her being breech, and also had very ammonia smelling urine for the most of the pregnancy, I thought I had bladder infection due to smell but was tested a few times and it came back negative. i did do sme herbs and vitamin c to try to fix it myself, and avoid taking antibiotics. 2 months before baby due I had a kidney infection, was hsoitalized overnight, and put on a week of antibiotic which fixed the smell and infection that I know i had had all along. I didnt wqant to use the antibiotic but at that point I felt I needed too.
colleen and cass on 2006-08-24
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