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amother




Salmon
 

Post Fri, Dec 04 2020, 1:28 pm
amother [ OP ] wrote:
This is actually the reason why I couldn't do it the first time. I tried cutting out too many things the first time.
I did change the detergent and only use hypoallergenic soap. I give very short baths and immediately lock in the moisture with aquaphor.


3 different allergists that treated my child actually recommended daily baths, letting the child soak for 20 minutes. The trick is to keep the water lukewarm since hot water dries out the skin, and like you said, locking in the moisture immediately with a good moisturizer. If possible, keep a wet washcloth on the head/neck/areas not immersed in water during the bath.
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amother




Floralwhite
 

Post Sat, Dec 05 2020, 6:59 pm
My son has allergies eczema and asthma. He was already off eggs due to being allergic to them.
He’s had eczema since babyhood but this past summer his skin was a real mess.
So it’s not just eggs that could be the issue. (Although yes it frequently is)
For my son it’s probably his dust mite allergy AND his eczema and asthma are always worse in the summer.
Anyway the Derm gave us a very intense protocol and it helped BH although the eczema is constantly trying to come back...
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octopus




 
 
 
 

Post Sat, Dec 05 2020, 7:14 pm
Hi I'm not posting under my screen name. My baby developed terrible eczema on the face at 4 months. At 7 months I took baby to the allergist and she did skin testing for eggs. Baby is very allergic. So if I wanted to continue nursing I had to go off eggs. My child has other allergies but I did not need to go off of that. The eggs were really bad. It took 3 weeks of oral anti histamines, going off eggs, and a mix of hydrocortisone/ mupirocin after a bath and then daily regimen of bath/aquifor to keep skin good. Please do not put coconut oil on your child's face. Mine had a terrible skin reaction from it.
Pm me if you need allergist that is not quick to take a mom off of a food. And who doesn't do unecessary testing. Brooklyn area.
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amother




Blue
 

Post Sat, Dec 05 2020, 8:56 pm
The current research is that eczema causes food allergies actually.
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amother




Blue
 

Post Sat, Dec 05 2020, 8:57 pm
Food enters through broken skin barrier (exposure to allergen through skin in the kitchen for ex). Creates immune response that leads to oral allergy.
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realsilver




 
 
 
 

Post Sat, Dec 05 2020, 9:00 pm
amother [ Forestgreen ] wrote:
Eczema is usually an animal protein allergy. I wonder why you don’t think it is...? Did your baby get tested for allergies?


Yes! I can’t believe this is a real thing. My kids are all allergic to chicken and chicken soup as babies.. I was wondering If it’s a real thing.
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deams




 
 
 
 

Post Sat, Dec 05 2020, 10:31 pm
We tested my daughter for food allergies and environmental allergies. All negative and her excema is not connected to weather. Sometimes we just don't know what causes it. Her specialist put her on zertec twice a day and singular. Aquaphor twice a day especially after baths. Hydrocortisone was a waste of time but protic works wonders. Twice a day for no longer then a week. Only when it flares up. If that didn't work then I had another cream, sorry I can't remember the name as its been awhile since I needed it.You need to see an excema allergist specialist. There are steps and different ideas. I was in constant contact untill I had a regiment that worked for us. I found dove's tip to toe wash worked great. Don't use lotions. They don't work with excema. Waste of time and money.
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deams




 
 
 
 

Post Sat, Dec 05 2020, 10:56 pm
I wanted to add that only allergies show up on an allergy test. Someone can have a sensitivity to food and other stuff and it won't show up. So you still may need to be careful even if it shows up negative on a test.
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amother




Dodgerblue
 

Post Sun, Dec 06 2020, 12:15 am
amother [ Blue ] wrote:
The current research is that eczema causes food allergies actually.
How does that work?
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amother




OP
 

Post Sun, Dec 06 2020, 12:22 am
octopus wrote:
Hi I'm not posting under my screen name. My baby developed terrible eczema on the face at 4 months. At 7 months I took baby to the allergist and she did skin testing for eggs. Baby is very allergic. So if I wanted to continue nursing I had to go off eggs. My child has other allergies but I did not need to go off of that. The eggs were really bad. It took 3 weeks of oral anti histamines, going off eggs, and a mix of hydrocortisone/ mupirocin after a bath and then daily regimen of bath/aquifor to keep skin good. Please do not put coconut oil on your child's face. Mine had a terrible skin reaction from it.
Pm me if you need allergist that is not quick to take a mom off of a food. And who doesn't do unecessary testing. Brooklyn area.


Thank you so much..I'm not anywhere near Brooklyn.
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amother




Natural
 

Post Sun, Dec 06 2020, 12:38 am
Here is the issue with taking kids off of foods due to eczema:

Unless you're POSITIVE that food is causing a major reaction (bad eczema), then you're risking the chance of your child developing a severe allergy to that item. By removing a food from their diet, they are much more likely to develop an anaphylactic type allergy, while before they may have just had a mild allergy that they will outgrow.

This is why current research states to give your baby peanuts at a younger age. Because when we were waiting until a year to give it, many more kids were developing serious allergies to it.

My DD tested positive for an egg allergy on skin testing. DD once touched a raw eggs and developed hives and swelling of her face and hands. However, DD tolerates baked eggs just fine. Baked vs unbaked eggs (raw or items like scrambled eggs, egg salad, mayo etc vs baked challah, cakes etc) is a HUGE difference allergy wise. DD has eczema. If I take her off of eggs completely, she is very likely to develop a severe allergy to all eggs and not tolerate baked eggs either. I am therefore keeping her on the baked eggs and hoping she will outgrow her eczema soon.
Obviously if her eczema doesn't resolve with age, then I would rethink having her on eggs.

Look at the research before removing an item completely from your diet.
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kalsee




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Dec 06 2020, 12:48 am
OP, I agree with you that this is all very confusing and not conclusive. The whole topic of eczema/allergies does not have enough accurate medical information at all.

Just in this thread, you have posters claiming amazing results, and another saying how the same treatment was the worst thing for her child.

So I just wanted to give you chizzuk that I know it's confusing and there's no "right" answer. You have to find what works for you.

Hatzlacha!
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amother




Chocolate
 

Post Sun, Dec 06 2020, 12:49 am
amother [ Natural ] wrote:
Here is the issue with taking kids off of foods due to eczema:

Unless you're POSITIVE that food is causing a major reaction (bad eczema), then you're risking the chance of your child developing a severe allergy to that item. By removing a food from their diet, they are much more likely to develop an anaphylactic type allergy, while before they may have just had a mild allergy that they will outgrow.

This is why current research states to give your baby peanuts at a younger age. Because when we were waiting until a year to give it, many more kids were developing serious allergies to it.

My DD tested positive for an egg allergy on skin testing. DD once touched a raw eggs and developed hives and swelling of her face and hands. However, DD tolerates baked eggs just fine. Baked vs unbaked eggs (raw or items like scrambled eggs, egg salad, mayo etc vs baked challah, cakes etc) is a HUGE difference allergy wise. DD has eczema. If I take her off of eggs completely, she is very likely to develop a severe allergy to all eggs and not tolerate baked eggs either. I am therefore keeping her on the baked eggs and hoping she will outgrow her eczema soon.
Obviously if her eczema doesn't resolve with age, then I would rethink having her on eggs.

Look at the research before removing an item completely from your diet.

Do you realize that by keeping eggs in your child's diet, you could be causing the eczema. Eczema is extremely painful and interferes with development.
Also, if you speak to allergists, you'll get varied opinions. Many allergists are reporting that they don't find this to be true.
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kalsee




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Dec 06 2020, 12:51 am
amother [ Natural ] wrote:
Here is the issue with taking kids off of foods due to eczema:

Unless you're POSITIVE that food is causing a major reaction (bad eczema), then you're risking the chance of your child developing a severe allergy to that item. By removing a food from their diet, they are much more likely to develop an anaphylactic type allergy, while before they may have just had a mild allergy that they will outgrow.

This is why current research states to give your baby peanuts at a younger age. Because when we were waiting until a year to give it, many more kids were developing serious allergies to it.

My DD tested positive for an egg allergy on skin testing. DD once touched a raw eggs and developed hives and swelling of her face and hands. However, DD tolerates baked eggs just fine. Baked vs unbaked eggs (raw or items like scrambled eggs, egg salad, mayo etc vs baked challah, cakes etc) is a HUGE difference allergy wise. DD has eczema. If I take her off of eggs completely, she is very likely to develop a severe allergy to all eggs and not tolerate baked eggs either. I am therefore keeping her on the baked eggs and hoping she will outgrow her eczema soon.
Obviously if her eczema doesn't resolve with age, then I would rethink having her on eggs.

Look at the research before removing an item completely from your diet.


Similar situation with dairy, we did take dd off and she cleared up. She never tested positive for an allergy to dairy. But with trial and error we've seen that it's the cause of her eczema.
I don't know if she developed an allergy, but it's worth it anyways. BH. The change is unbelievable.
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whoops




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Dec 06 2020, 1:28 am
wishing there was a clear cut answer to eczema and allergies, that is the hard part that every situation needs to try every cure out there to see if it helps.
My son developed eczema at 5 months.. we tried many things. one thing I did notice was after he received a vaccine it became terrible and whatever creams/ treatments I have been using wasnt working any more and I needed a different approach. My pediatrician put his vaccines on hold and its been over a year of giving him probiotics daily, off his food allergy, changed detergent and household cleaners to natural products and use Hand over heart shampoo and body lotion. I use a thick Cereve Healing ointment on the rough spots and I dont wipe him after a bath just a lil pat dry and lotion goes on when skin still wet. BH I've seen major improvement, where it usually is worse in the winter its actually extremely controlled now.. Hashem should help further.
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amother




Pearl
 

Post Sun, Dec 06 2020, 1:45 am
amother [ OP ] wrote:
My baby has had eczema since she was 3 months old. I've seen dermatologists and allergists.
I've been told to use aquaphor (which didn't help) and hydrocortisone, which cleared the skin immediately but came back right away.
Since then I've been in this cycle of using the cream, seeing results, and then seeing the eczema come back even worse (or at least it seems worse.)
My baby is very itchy and uncomfortable.
I got mixed answers from the allergist. But the dermatologist says that food allergies dont play a role in eczema (yes, I know many mothers would disagree.)
I'm still nursing almost full time so to go off food without knowing if it's conclusive is kind of hard. I would do it if I knew for sure but I would need a month or so to really see a difference, I am told.
Anyone btdt with good advice?


I dont know if we spoke on the phone already - I speak to many.. In case we didnt..
Food 100% can be related and allergist does not know what they are talking about. Eczema is an internal issue that needs to be addressed and that is by finding root cause of inflammation .Allergies are very much a part of that.

You can message me.. not sure how - for purposes unrelated to this I want to stay anon..
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amother




Pearl
 

Post Sun, Dec 06 2020, 1:49 am
amother [ Copper ] wrote:
I would not use any food products on eczema as that is one of the pathways linked to allergy development- introducing food protein via broken skin as opposed to orally first. Babies with eczema are at higher risk of allergies. I learned that the hard way. We currently use a prescription cream called eucrisa.


So nice to see that someone else knows this. I second this. Please - no food proteins on the skin. Try shea butter, calendula cream, tubby todd cream. Bt please no olive oil, coconut oil, almond oil etc.
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amother




Pearl
 

Post Sun, Dec 06 2020, 1:50 am
amother [ Linen ] wrote:
Eczema is a side effect of vaccines. Read the package inserts that they give you - oh right; they don't give them to you! Specifically ask for the package inserts. Note that eczema is a known side-effect from some vaccines.


Ya this too. many ppl stop listening when I say it. I know too many who got it within a week of vaccines. Its sad unfotunately bt they do affect the gut which can result in eczema.
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bnm




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Dec 06 2020, 1:50 am
ahhh the years old discussion if allergies causes eczema or the new research saying eczema can cause allergies. what they do agree is that kids with eczema seem to have more allergies and asthma.

about eliminating food from a nursing mother's diet- it can take 2 weeks to fully leave the milk.
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amother




Pearl
 

Post Sun, Dec 06 2020, 1:52 am
amother [ Salmon ] wrote:
No. My kid has eczema and is not vaccinated. Unless you want to blame the eczema on the vaccines I got when I was a baby....


eczema is related to leaky gut/toxin overload and more. Vaccines can cause that. That does NOT mean that unvaccinated kids dont have those sensitivities from other ways. Im a mom of unvaccinated eczema kids. I know sevearl things that may have triggered it unrelated to vaccines. Doesnt mean vaccines cant cause eczema jst because it wasnt the case by us.
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