Monday, March 5, 2007

Deterioration of L's Eczcema

So, it's not the laundry detergent. Today, the eczema spread to his hands, neck and part of his cheeks. I'm really really worried. I applied hydrocortisone b/c he was itching like crazy.

I fervently hope that this is indeed a healing direction and not a signal of something gone awry. His WORST condition at 6 months old - weeping eczema from head to toe, literally on his entire skin including the palms of his hands and soles of his feet. I am not joking. He has NEVER looked SO BAD since then and he's returning to it now.

I have not done anything so different besides what I've been doing for the past month. Took about a month of an increase in vegies and fruits to bring about the positive changes in his respiratory system so perhaps it'll take about the same one month to improve his skin condition? I don't want to put HC but how else can I relieve his itch so he can carry on with daily activities?

L was on chinese herbs for 1 month before his skin improved dramatically. During that one month, his body was detoxing via lots of bowel movements. And miraculously, his skin looked much better after that. Pray that this time is no different. I would love to be able to have my son's skin smoother than mine.