Can milk cause eczema?


Amiee - posted on 11/07/2009




Hi there,

My son had the worst excema I had ever seen for the first 12 months of his life.....

I found out very early on that excema is somehow related to things like asthma and hay fever so it would be a good idea to check out if any family members have those......

We tried everything from Loctose free formula to soy base formula and finally I put him onto cows milk about the age of 8 months.....nothing seemed to help....I made sure I introduced different foods into his diet over about 2-3 week periods to see if he was alergic to anything....still no change....I had him at the doctors every week or so, tried many different creams from prescription creams to off the shelf creams to natural product to having pharmacists making their own concoctions....

Then he finally had an allergy test done (not a very pleasant experience for him or me).....results came back and he was not allergic to anthing...

By now I am thinking that my poor baby was going to have to deal with this horrible thing forever....

We eventually got in to see a dermatologist who had us try a couple of cortizone creams as well as putting wet dressings all over Ashers body and limbs....After about the first week we noticed a dramatic change....sigh!!!!! what a we just apply these creams as needed, but not too often as they can have side affect....

The only other thing is to make sure you dont bathe your baby in any soap products as this dries the skin out and apply a moisturiser like aqueous cream reqularly....

Hope this helps.......good luck!!!!


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Carrie - posted on 11/14/2009




YES! I have eczema and when I was pregnant my doctor recommended for me to cut out milk and most dairy products other than cheese to help clear it up. It's cuz the milk protein has been linked to eczema. I went a month without it and it completely cleared up! But since I love milk so much and can't stand soy milk or rice milk I went back to it lol.

Rebecca-Jo - posted on 11/14/2009




everyone is different, you need to try things, test different foods, creams. but consider that if you find a cream that works then doesn't keep the cream and find another that works and keep changing creams every 3 maybe 6 months.

Jane - posted on 11/07/2009




my son has a slight reaction to dairy that causes eczema and also egg whites have the same effect. might be worth getting him allergy tested just to confirm or rule out allergy. my son also has atopic exzema tht is linked to allergies and asthma like someone has stated. good luck

Erika - posted on 11/07/2009




Possibly... Is your child allergic to dairy? What type of products do you use in your home? I use all natural products in my home. You may want to consider switching to all natural products. Many products sold in stores make eczema and allergies worse. Check this link out.

You may find this interesting.

Hope this helps.


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