In those children with allergy causing the eczema, they will usually get rashes or more extensive eczema soon after eating a particular food or drinking milk (in the case of babies). If you notice this, remove that food from your child's diet ( if you have a baby, this will need to be done under supervision with an appropriate other formula ). If there is a marked improvement on removal of the suspected food, then the food may have been the cause - cautious reintroduction of the food after 3-4 weeks will enable you to be sure. If on reintroduction of the food, the skin remains clear, the food can continue in the diet. If the skin flares up again, that food needs to be removed from the diet. In those toddlers who do have an allergy to a food causing eczema, a trial of reintroduction can be made in 6 - 12 months time as many children will grow out of these allergies.
Wow. My daughter 2yro teacher just told me about this concoction today! She said she would make me a bottle of it. Meaning get recipe is lavender, tea tree oil and coconut oil and spray on body, rub down and cover with clothes. In the 2 years my daughter has been here I’ve tried everything on her body except from the inside out. I believe that it is now time to switch her from dairy to possible soy and definitely gluten free foods to help her. Now she only scratches when she’s angry, upset, crying, sleepy and sometimes excited. She’s smart enough to know something is going on with her skin but I really want her dark patches to go away. During the winter her skin patches change to dark and in the spring/summer her patches are invisible besides rosy. I’m hoping charging her diet helps and this cream as well. Thanks for sharing. I’m grateful! #JourneyThroughEczema
Hydrocortisone is classed as a mild topical corticosteroid. Topical corticosteroids are also referred to as topical steroids . Topical steroids are used in addition to moisturisers (emollients) for treating inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis . A topical steroid can be used to relieve the symptoms when patches of eczema or dermatitis flare up. Hydrocortisone is also useful in reducing inflammation due insect bites and stings . A doctor may also prescribe hydrocortisone to treat nappy rash in a baby or infant.