Exzema or exzema because of reaction

Posted on: Wed, 05/10/2006 - 4:14am
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My DS has had exzema since he was 2mo old and he was formula fed. He still has it sometimes on his ankles (usually when he is sick) and his back and stomach usually feel rough and itchy. Could the stomach and back be from a food reaction or just exzema. They are like that all the time, so just curious if there is something in his day to day eating that he could be reacting to or if you can have exzema and it be just that and not a reaction.

Posted on: Wed, 05/10/2006 - 4:42am
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I'm no expert on eczema, but my 5yo DD (NKFA) has terrible eczema on her ankles and rear; and my 2yo DS (TNA)has only mild eczema in a few localized areas. I've tried everything to clear my DD skin; the only med that works is Rx Triamcinolone acetonide cream. More info on poss. relationship: [url="http://dermnetnz.org/dermatitis/atopic-causes.html"]http://dermnetnz.org/dermatitis/atopic-causes.html[/url]

Posted on: Wed, 05/10/2006 - 4:45am
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my ds had it pretty bad and it stopped considerably when we found out about his EA. Since we moved from MA to FL I barely see it at all anymore. His allergist said his was caused from his food allergies.

Posted on: Wed, 05/10/2006 - 5:37am
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My son with PA has had terrible eczema since he was a couple of weeks old. for a few months he was just covered with weeping open skin and daily maintenance was to apply moisturizers several times etc. He ended up having bumps on his stomach and back. Just bumpy feeling like sandpaper, and they would only get red and bleed if he were having a flare up. Otherwise, he had the rough skin for several months and maybe even a couple of years. The bumps finally cleared up when he was about 3 years old. He is 5 now and just has eczema in certain areas of his body.

Posted on: Wed, 05/10/2006 - 11:46am
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My ds had ecezema since he was born. We tried everything. He got better after we had him tested for allergies. He is allergic to pa, eggs, dogs/cats, and dust mites. After avoiding the food and getting rid of the cat he is 100% better.
There are times that he breaks out and I don't know from what but no where near like he did. He had the open sores also.
My son is almost two. Good Luck to you.
Suzette

Posted on: Wed, 05/10/2006 - 12:04pm
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I think sometimes eczema is just eczema. My son's seems to be more seasonal even though his food intake didn't vary much between seasons, although I can't really say for sure now because he's on Zyrtec and it pretty much cleared everything up this year before Spring came. But he didn't really have it last summer or his first summer. Just during the colder months.

Posted on: Thu, 05/11/2006 - 10:47am
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My eczema is all allergy-triggered. Mostly food allergies, but environmental/skin allergies play a part.
My lifelong eczema disappeared when I gave up *all* forms of soy. If I get a small trace of wheat or soy, it pops up again. And it's always the lingering "prize" of surviving an anapyhlactic reaction.
Aloe, parabens, detergents, city water, and grass can all trigger it, among other things.
ygg

Posted on: Thu, 05/11/2006 - 12:44pm
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my two PA daughters have always had eczema (sp?) to some degree. it's worse some times than at other times but it's always there. my 7 yr old has it particularly bad on her lower legs. as babies they were just miserable with it on the tops of their chubby little feet, behind the knees, etc. since my girls are also allergic to wheat, soy and egg (but much more mildly than their major PA), i have often wondered if cutting those foods out of their diet completely would solve the eczema problem. i hate to sound like one of those PA parents who says, "we have PA but not nearly as seriously as you all do....blah....blah....blah" *(because i personally believe all PA is very serious) but our wheat, soy and egg allergies have gotten much milder (as determined by testing) than they used to be. the girls can eat those things but without danger but i do wonder if it's still not the source of their eczema. they are so limited with the PA that i just hate to further complicate their lives by limiting most of the other foods they still can have.

Posted on: Wed, 05/10/2006 - 4:42am
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I'm no expert on eczema, but my 5yo DD (NKFA) has terrible eczema on her ankles and rear; and my 2yo DS (TNA)has only mild eczema in a few localized areas. I've tried everything to clear my DD skin; the only med that works is Rx Triamcinolone acetonide cream. More info on poss. relationship: [url="http://dermnetnz.org/dermatitis/atopic-causes.html"]http://dermnetnz.org/dermatitis/atopic-causes.html[/url]

Posted on: Wed, 05/10/2006 - 4:45am
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my ds had it pretty bad and it stopped considerably when we found out about his EA. Since we moved from MA to FL I barely see it at all anymore. His allergist said his was caused from his food allergies.

Posted on: Wed, 05/10/2006 - 5:37am
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My son with PA has had terrible eczema since he was a couple of weeks old. for a few months he was just covered with weeping open skin and daily maintenance was to apply moisturizers several times etc. He ended up having bumps on his stomach and back. Just bumpy feeling like sandpaper, and they would only get red and bleed if he were having a flare up. Otherwise, he had the rough skin for several months and maybe even a couple of years. The bumps finally cleared up when he was about 3 years old. He is 5 now and just has eczema in certain areas of his body.

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