Mandy - posted on 02/14/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )
my youngest - a 13 month old boy - has had eczema since birth. And it seems to be getting worse with every treatment I try. He's had all the emoliants and steriods from the Drs, I've tried creams from lush, and natural remedies but none of them work in fact they seem to make it worse. I'm at my wits end. I've made an appointment for allergy testing to see if something in his diet is affecting the condition. He does have cow's milk once a day for his nap, but still has 2 breastfeeds a day too. I'm lactose intollerant, which he doesn't seem to be because he has none of my symptoms when I have dairy, so I avoid it altogether in my diet.
He is a gorgeous little boy (yes I'm biased I know) but all everyone notices is these horrible patches and it's really starting to upset me. Is there anything else I can try, miracle cures that I don't know about? I've had advice from friends about not bathing him too much - he has 1 maybe 2 a week, my gran even suggested live yoghurt (wouldn't recommend this btw - it stinks), he is slathered in cream but it is not shifting at all. Any advice greatly appreciated.