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5 month old with eczema on head and swollen glands

Hi, I would like some advice please. My 5 month old has very bad eczema which was cleared by homeopathy (Tub LM01) and a series of other remedies. What is remaining however, is his head which is red and on both sides of his scalp, two patches which ooze clear fluid. The patches on his cheeks also ooze clear fluid but minimal. They are smooth but dry and the skin flakes. His head has some dandruff but mostly isolated to the two patches. Baby scratches his head a lot especially those two patches and behind his ears. In the last week, the sides of his ears had many glands the size of a pea pop up. They run along his ears to his neck. There are one or two larger swollen ones. Was given graphites LM01 and silicea 6x to give him but he went berserk and his scratching became much much worse. He keeps turning his head left and right because of the itch and can't sleep at night. For all that is, his stools are okay, mustardy texture and colour, his appetite is still good. He is a big boy, about 10kilos and very playful except for that itching thing. My homeopath has been very patient but we don't seem to be able to get the right remedy, and I'd like to seek a third opinion.

He could be currently teething because both his cheeks are red and he is very very restless although there are no swollen gums etc. He has not been vaccinated except for the Hep B jab in the hospital. He's on formula - organic cow's milk. Currently also on solids, carrots, rice porridge, chicken. He is chubby and is very alert. He has to be wrapped to bed because of the scratching - scratches his head, it bleeds, liquid oozes from it, and it itches more and he scratches it more. He gets some good days in between but surely there must be something that can help him??? I have cried buckets and my husband is getting annoyed that homeopathy is not helping and seemingly making him worse. Instincts say there is a remedy out there for him which would cure him but we have yet to find it and I try to persist but I find it very frustrating and sometimes disappointing when work out one remedy with homeopathy only to try it with disappointment and it seems to aggravate him more.

If anyone can help, please do. Thank you.
  isabellesmom on 2006-09-10
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
I have had some singular success with Arnica 6c in the wet dose for adults but I have not used it for babies. If you would like to use it the method to make a wet dose is as follows:

You insert 3 pellets of Arnica 6c into a 500ml bottle of spring water and you shake the bottle hard (succuss) before you give your baby a teaspoonful which is a dose twice daily. You will also soak a piece of cotton wool in the liquid and dab it on the lesions on his head every 2-3 hours.

I have never known Arnica to cause any distress like the other remedies that you have used so far and if you would like to use Arnica you must stop all other remedies and drugs that you may now be using for baby.

Please report his response in a few days after you start this therapy.
Joe De Livera last decade
Thank you, I have read about your arnica remedy and I did give him arnica 30c one night when he was very unhappy. It dried up the scalp a little and he seemed okay but two days later, it was back and I gave it to him again and it didn't work. He was unhappy all night.
isabellesmom last decade
I note that you gave your baby the 30c potency of Arnica.

I believe that the 30c was too high for him and this, I believe, was the reason for his not responding to the remedy on the day after. You do not also confirm that you used the wet dose and this too is an important part of this therapy.

You must know that Eczema and its sister ailment Asthma are not easily cured but they do respond in time to the therapy that I have prescribed to many patients some of whom were adults and chronic cases of over 25 years standing.
Joe De Livera last decade
Hi Joe,

Thanks and I thought I should let you know that we are still waiting on the arnica 6c to be delivered. In the meantime, I gave him some belladonna 6c for the pain and chamomilia to ease him a little. Seemed to help because yesterday, he was happy and the redness in the cheeks cleared but they are back again today and the eczema on his scalp is weeping again. Can anyone comment on the difference between calc carb and graphite for eczema. He has eczema patch on his head only and it is oozing clear fluid. His glands are swollen and has many little swollen glands along the side of his ears to his neck. His both cheeks are red. The eczema on his body has cleared and he occasionally gets it on his creases behind his thighs but that gets cleared very quickly. His appetite is very good; no problem with feeds at all. He is happy generally. He could turn over at 4 months and at nearly 6 months, he is not able to sit on his own yet. I have heard about calc carb, phytolacca, graphites and bacillinum as well to resolve infant eczema issues. Is there one specific to eczema on the scalp and the swollen glands? His gums do not seem to be swollen though. He is usually snuffly when he just wakes up and he does scratch more when he is about to sleep or tired and when he just wakes up.
isabellesmom last decade

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