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Eczema - lengthy...NEED HELP!

Posted by
megan lane on June 15, 2002 at 18:58:10:

My 21 month old son was diagnosed with eczema at 3
months old. We've seen a children's dermotologist
ever since that diagnosis, during that time he's been
placed on 28 different medicines/creams - including
elidel, protopic, cutivate, hydroxyzine/benedryl, LOTS of
antibiotics, aquaphor, vaesline, bactroban when
infected, zertec,
You get the idea. About a month ago I realized he was
on 12 different meds. at once and I just decided to stop
It just didn't seem right to be pumping steroids and
chemicals into my baby's body anymore - we
discontinued all meds. about a week after this he
began running a temp. varying 102 - 104 we took him to
the dr. they did blood and urine tests and said there
was no reason he should be running a temp. that it
must be a virus and let it run it's course -
so his fever lasted 10 days and then finally broke - i
gave no medication other than fever reducer during this
time. His skin did things that it never did before - It
became bright red - sunburn looking - lasted for a few
days this way then peeled all over. Now it's starting
over with the sun burn look - another thing thats never
happened is his body feels wet and sticky all the time -
at first it was just in his leg and arm bends now its his
chest and neck - it's like sweat but more liquid - and
when you wipe it away the skin under it is sticky. One
more thing is on 2 occasions he's had raised markings
on his leg and groin area - I did a rash search and they
look like something called "burrows" they are there a
day or two then go away.
i know i'm rambeling - I'm just so tired of my baby being
sick - i refuse to continue to be blindly led by my drs. as
they say "put this in/on him" - with no real explination of
why - but i need help from somewhere.
thank you



Re: Eczema - lengthy...NEED HELP! (Archive.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on June 16, 2002 at 08:57:06:

In Reply to: Eczema - lengthy...NEED HELP! posted by megan lane on June 15, 2002 at 18:58:10:

Hi, Megan.

You probably saved his life by getting off all the meds--although I would not have been so brave as to stop them all at once. His fever was a reaction to withdrawal.

One of the first things we are taught as medical students is that once 3, or more, medications are prescribed to ANYONE the side effects and interactions of those drugs ALWAYS cause more harm than good and the patient can always be helped by just stopping.

My first suggestion would be an adult dose of probiotics (see the archives and ask Helping You). Next, I would start Nystatin Powder USP (adult dose)--see nystatin archives-- for his candida and only give him whole foods MINUS dairy or wheat (TOTAL ELIMINATION). Let us know how he is doing in about a month.

See exzema archives along with candida and whole foods diet.

Walt

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Re: Eczema - lengthy...NEED HELP!

Posted by Straw on June 20, 2002 at 03:13:45:

In Reply to: Eczema - lengthy...NEED HELP! posted by megan lane on June 15, 2002 at 18:58:10:

Please do as Walt says, but I just want to add my 2 cents ... so here it is: gluten is in wheat, oats, barley & rye & if you look up celiac disease, you'll see that in certain individuals, gluten causes eczema. My son has celiac. I've told many people of the gluten connection and the child's skin seems to always improve when you totally eliminate gluten (as well as the dairy). It clears up rather quickly, in fact.

What to eat then? Potatoes, rice, corn, veggies, meat.

Good luck!

Straw



Re: Eczema - lengthy...NEED HELP! (Testimonial.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on June 21, 2002 at 08:26:40:

In Reply to: Re: Eczema - lengthy...NEED HELP! posted by Straw on June 20, 2002 at 03:13:45:

Thanks, Straw.

Testimonials do a lot more good than anything I can say.

Namaste`

Walt

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Re: Eczema - lengthy...NEED HELP!

Posted by ErinM on June 21, 2002 at 14:02:13:

In Reply to: Eczema - lengthy...NEED HELP! posted by megan lane on June 15, 2002 at 18:58:10:

I would read Dr. D'Adamo's Eat Right 4 Your Type books. He understands why humans get inflamatory diseases like nobodies business, and if your child is type O blood type Diary and Wheat will only feed the illness. Inflamation in all its forms is a reaction due to diet or stress, but he is so young I can't think its stress. Also I have heard that sugar is extremely inflamatory (all forms, even fruit) esp. when you are dealing with compromised systems. All the antibiotics he was on I'm sorry to say eliminated his first line of defense, and you need to re-establish that slowly. Calendula lotions (at health food stores) along with skin treatments that contain Witch Hazel or Aloe are very soothing while you work to identify the foods that affect him and as you repopulate his digestive tract with something like Natren's powdered probiotics for infants. New Chapter also has a probiotic specific to blood types by Dr. D'Adamo.

Because he is so young and sensitive I would really really look into Dr. D'Adamo's books. He identifies at the molecular level why certain blood types react to certain foods as if those foods were poison. I really don't think all the doctors you have seen give a *&^($#% about the real reason, or they would have educated themselves with blood type and wellness research.

Hope He Gets Well Soon!

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