The doctor's couldn't help. "Put this cream on it." is what I was told...which, of course was a steroid cream. He said there was no way to find the source of his eczema. I was not satisfied with that answer.
Some things I've tried have lessened but never fully cleared it up. I continued to research and add other ideas as I found them. The research led me to many frightening things. Did you know they put formaldehyde in our mattresses and on our clothes...harmful chemicals in our lotions and detergents...and petroleum in our disposable diapers! No wonder there are so many suffering with eczema and psoriasis.
Anyway this is the list of things which finally gave my boy back his skin the way it was intended to be...
- No dairy.
- No eggs.
- No lotions or creams of any sort.
- Shampoo without dyes or perfumes.
- No soaps.
- No detergent.
- No fabric softer.
- Organic clothes.
- No bare skin on carpets or mattresses.
- His mattress covered with properly washed cotton blankets. (Have you ever priced an organic chemical free mattress...shockingly expensive!)
- No synthetic fabrics.
- Only natural cleaners.
- Cloth diapers.