Alright so dd has had eczema, the first sign of it showed up a day after she was born, it was all over her back and over her head. We had a pediatric doctor come in and a dermatologist who said it was Eczema.
Told me to use things for sensitive skin ect and that was all really.
She is now 14 months old and so far our journey on finding her some relief has been strained.
She has the eczema on her head, chest, on the tops of her hands and feet.
I think I have looked up countless things on the Internet, read all different types of books ect
She has been allergy tested, we have seen 3 different dermatologists, a naturopath and many many general GPs.
Allergy test showed up nothing, dermatologists just gave us steroid creams and tested the areas for infections (all came back clear)
The naturopath had her on a elimination diet of Milk and Gluten, after about 6 moths of that we took her off it because we seen no change, but the gluten however does seem to make it a bit more itchy so we stick away from that.
Right now she takes Cod liver oil, probiotics, and a multivitamin.
In the shower we use QV bath oil or Pinetarsol if its very red and itchy.
Out of the shower we use a mix of a heavy white moisturizer with oatmeal that our dermatologist made up for us. We apply alovera about 3-6 times a day.
Not to mention every other cream we have tried so far, we haven't tired them all yet lol.
She does have steroid cream, that seems to help ALOT but then in the 2 week break it flares up like no tomorrow.
I HATE using the steroid cream on her... But I don't like to see her in pain, itching and stinging. So I end up using to to give her some comfort.
I know what works for one might not work for another... But I'm willing to try anything just to see if we have found that special routine to help minimize or control the eczema in some way.
Please If anyone can share any type of advise, recommend a cream or product, a diet, anything I'm all ears!!
Or even just how to cope?
My daughter has it on her head and it hard when we're out because people have said some very nasty things to me about it.. They act like she is contagious and it breaks my heart that I'm the only one that can see past her "Rash"
I appreciate and thank any replies in advance.