out of control eczema
Is anyone else having trouble right now with their childs eczema being out of control? My 5 yo dd is having a terrible time with her eczema right now and I'm not sure what is flaring it.
It started a couple of weeks ago with the largest area being around her collarbones. It wept and crusted over and about a week later it was gone (mostly). Then last weekend it started again. Worse. Monday the ped said it was poison ivy. I didn't agree. When she woke up Tuesday morning it was down her belly, on her back tops of thighs arms and groin. She was miserable.
We made an appt. with the dermatologist on Tuesday and we got yet another prescription. Another compound.
The area around her neck and shoulders is no longer crusty or weeping but she has patches all over her tummy back and bottom legs and arms yet.
She has nkfa. She does have seasonal allergies. It has always seemed a little more calm in the summer time up until now.
Is it the humidity? Something environmental?
Any advice would be welcome. She's kind of miserable.
She does take zyrtec every night.
She also has sensitivity to petroleum and maybe lanolin. (we have our limitations as far as treatments....)
edited to say we live in Michigan...
Kara mom to 4, wife to 1
Elise 5- (eczema, NKA)
Mary 3- (egg, peanut, beef, pork, chicken, turkey, organge, avoiding: tree nuts, shellfish, most dairy, eczema)
Franklin 21 mos- (eczema, NKA)
Cecelia 4 mos-(NKA)
[This message has been edited by KaraLH (edited June 22, 2007).]