Hello fellow sufferers
I've been done this path before with my 7year old son who still has eczema but used to have asthma as well which was a bit more dramatic and more of a worry at the time!
DD1 has perfect skin but DD2 who is almost 6 months old has terrible eczema which she's had pretty much since birth. She has it all over her body. I've been using all the usual creams as well as the 1% cortisone. I ran out recently and tried to use sorbolene, dermeze, bath oil etc and it started to get bad again. When I got some more and it started to clear up again, I realised that she'd stopped waking up every 2 hours at night and we've had some decent sleeps. Just as well as I was really suffering from lack of sleep!
Anyway, I'm starting to wonder if it may be due to allergies and I'm wondering how early babies can be tested. She's still almost 100% breastfed but has started on baby rice with breast milk and stewed apple.
What sort of test do they do? Blood test or scratch test?
Also I'm assuming that if she has any allergies that I could be affecting her through my diet. Has anyone been able to reduce their child's eczema while BF by giving up certain foods? I plan to BF for at least a year.
Do you see a GP, paediatrician or dermatologist?