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Posted by
Denise on October 08, 2001 at 09:50:04:

My son has been suffering from this for 3 yrs now. Every treatment we have tried works for a little while than the rash comes back. Yes we even did the vinegar.
Any suggestions please? He is tired of dealing with this.
He also has been tired lately-sinus problems too. I wonder if it is something else or maybe it is not even related to his feet.



Re: feet eczema (Archive in eczema.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on October 09, 2001 at 09:23:12:

In Reply to: feet excema posted by Denise on October 08, 2001 at 09:50:04:

Hi, Denise.

Eczema, confined to the feet, is almost always a contact dermatitis due to something the shoes are made of (usually a plastic).

Let us know what you learn.

Walt



Re: feet eczema (Archive in eczema.)

Posted by
Denise on October 10, 2001 at 10:11:05:

In Reply to: Re: feet eczema (Archive in eczema.) posted by Walt Stoll on October 09, 2001 at 09:23:12:

How can this be? He wears socks. Don;t understand the concept of your answer.



What part of his feet is the ezcema on? msg

Posted by Nutmeg on October 11, 2001 at 00:07:43:

In Reply to: feet excema posted by Denise on October 08, 2001 at 09:50:04:

I had nasty ezcema on the top of my feet, above the instep, when I was a kid. I don't think it was contact dermatitis, because I also had it on the back of my neck and the underside of both forearms for years and years. It was aggravated by clothing rubbing on it (I remember peeling off my socks, which were stuck to the weepy discharge from the rash when it dried) but I suspect it was caused by something I was eating or inhaling.

If your son also has sinus problems, congestion, and/or post-nasal drip, it could be an allergic reaction. Dairy and wheat allergies are very common and easy to test for with total elimination for 1 month each.

Nutmeg



Re: feet eczema (Archive in eczema.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on October 11, 2001 at 07:47:39:

In Reply to: Re: feet eczema (Archive in eczema.) posted by Denise on October 10, 2001 at 10:11:05:

Hi, Denise.

Socks will not protect him if his hypersensitivity is severe enough. To have this, his normal resistance to surface irritants (in this area) has to have been damaged already.

Walt

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Re: What part of his feet is the ezcema on? (Archive in allergy.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on October 12, 2001 at 09:52:33:

In Reply to: What part of his feet is the ezcema on? msg posted by Nutmeg on October 11, 2001 at 00:07:43:

Thanks, Nutmeg.

A basic rule of allopathic medicine is that a rash on top of the foot is always an allergic rash and always a CONTACT dermatitis. The fact that you also had it where your clothing rubbed says that the likely cupprit was something like the detergent your mom washed your clothing (and sox) in. You might also have had food allergies that got you close enough to the edge of your cliff that the detergent could push you over the edge into reaction.

Hope this helps clarify this for everyone.

Namaste`

Walt



Thanks, doc. That makes sense. Glad I'm old enough now to choose my own detergent! nmi

Posted by Nutmeg on October 12, 2001 at 16:41:15:

In Reply to: Re: What part of his feet is the ezcema on? (Archive in allergy.) posted by Walt Stoll on October 12, 2001 at 09:52:33:

nm

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Re: What part of his feet is the ezcema on? msg

Posted by
Denise on October 12, 2001 at 23:03:30:

In Reply to: What part of his feet is the ezcema on? msg posted by Nutmeg on October 11, 2001 at 00:07:43:

On the bottom of his feet mostly and some on top.



Re: What part of his feet is the ezcema on? msg

Posted by Walt Stoll on October 13, 2001 at 10:50:55:

In Reply to: Re: What part of his feet is the ezcema on? msg posted by Denise on October 12, 2001 at 23:03:30:

Thanks, Denise.

Bottoms of the feet are nearly always fungus.

You need a good diagnosis by a competent diagnostician.

Walt

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