Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Skin Issues

I know this post is probably just for my reference, but....

William still has fairly bad eczema. I simply don't know what to do about it. I took him to the doctor last week Tuesday, and got a prescription for Triamcinolone, which works wonders, but the stuff is really strong that I can't use it all over his body, and I can only use it 1 week out of 4. The doc said to bathe him everyday, for 10 minutes, no soap, but to just get his body hydrated. Then lather him up with a good lotion 3 minutes (or less) after getting out of the tub. So far that has no really worked.

I switched the oatmeal to rice, and he's been eating rice cereal in the morning for the last week. No change.

Yesterday I switched out the regular milk for organic, lactose-free milk. We'll see how that works. I'm hoping that's not the issue, because I'm not keen to spending $6 on a small carton of milk, even if it IS for my sweet child. I'm not quite ready to stop the dairy, as he loves it and no one else in my family is allergic to it.

He goes back to the doc at 18 months, and if he's not looking better they'll do some food allergy tests. Yippee.

3 comments:

Mom Lounge said...

Hi from Mom Lounge,
My daughter suffered from eczema, after going through the process of elimination for what the cause was, I decided to have her blood tested (white blood cell count) this is an in office procedure where the child's finger is pricked. Sure enough her white blood cell count was above normal proving that she was having an allergic reaction that was causing eczema. I decided to take her to a specialist and discovered a number of sources - dust, almond (ingredient in most lotions), yeast..Once I removed these allergens her eczema went away..and 2 tablespoons of baking soda in a luke warm bath every 2-3 days, as bathing is dehydrating and removes critical oils naturally present in the skin.

Grandma A said...

NURSE CAROLE: I'D GO WITH THE FLAVORED "SOY" MILK ON THE MARKET AS IT'S NOT AS EXPENSIVE....THE "ALMOND" IN LOTIONS MAY BE A CULPRIT....????
TRY GOING BACK TO BASIC FOOD, NOTHING MIXED LIKE VEGGIES, DINNERS, ETC THAT THE BABY FOOD COMPANIES PREPARE, EVEN IF HE'S STRICTLY ON TABLE FOOD NOW, YOU GET WHAT I MEAN???? TRY THIS EXPERIMENT FOR 30 DAYS, AND MAYBE TRY TO AVOID "GLUTEN"???? IT'S IN LOTS OF THINGS AS WELL....KNOW LOTS OF PEOPLE ON GLUTEN FREE DIETS THAT
ARE MUCH BETTER SINCE SWITCHING...
THAT MEANS BREAD TOO....THERE ARE GLUTEN FREE BREADS ON THE MARKET NOW....LOVE YA, GRANNY "A"

Kim H said...

Man, sorry he's still not doing well. the TAC is powerful stuff, so it's always my last resort. Will's eczema also flared up recently, so it may have to do with the weather. Ask the doc about Derma-Smoothe oil. It's safer than TAC. It's what I'm using right now in addition to the sensitive Aveeno lotion.