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Posted on: Tue, 01/31/2006 - 5:38am
mommyofmatt's picture
Joined: 03/12/2004 - 09:00

I believe Culturelle is a probiotic right? The good bacteria type supplement? And yes, I've heard it helps eczema. My ds takes a probiotic, a different one, and his eczema is better but I can't say if that's because of the probiotic or because of his age. Meg

Posted on: Tue, 01/31/2006 - 5:44am
melissa's picture
Joined: 07/05/2004 - 09:00

Don't know about Culturelle for eczema but my kids and I take it when we have to take an antibiotic...keeps them from getting diarrhea and so much upset stomach w/ the medicine...I think it is also good for keeping away yeast infections when on an antibiotic.

Posted on: Tue, 01/31/2006 - 8:47am
Danielle's picture
Joined: 04/08/2003 - 09:00

We do a probiotic too. Now we have to do a non dairy one but it does the same thing.

Posted on: Tue, 01/31/2006 - 9:13am
jayD's picture
Joined: 09/20/2000 - 09:00

our allergist asked all of us to start using it.....he says the studies indicate that it helps to boost the immune system in general, which helps with all aspects of allergies, eczma and asthma. I bought one pack of it at my youngests last appt., but it cost about a dollar a day, so have not not bought it for the whole family as of yet. will likely put the kids on it at least, especially if I can find it somewhere else cheaper. Jen

Posted on: Tue, 01/31/2006 - 10:16pm
Tamie's picture
Joined: 09/23/2002 - 09:00

HI, thanks for your responses, I guess we'll give it a try, hopefully it will help her, her most troublesome spots are right on top of her hands, just before the wrist. thanks

Posted on: Wed, 02/01/2006 - 12:31am
jtolpin's picture
Joined: 05/28/2003 - 09:00

Ah! Its for eczema.
I've heard it fine for eczema [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
We never used it... but we have other creams (whether it was cortisones, moisturizer thats OTC, or Elidel..)
[b]* Obsessed * [/b]

Posted on: Wed, 02/01/2006 - 2:05am
Ponderosa's picture
Joined: 12/12/2005 - 09:00

Yes, Pediatric GI specialist noticed my son's eczema when we were there and recommended it. It does help. You don't need to take it every day.

Posted on: Thu, 02/02/2006 - 12:24pm
mommamia8's picture
Joined: 11/13/2005 - 09:00

Tamie, I have used Culturelle for my PA, EA son. He just turned 2. I sprinkle the contents of one capsule in his morning oatmeal. He hasn't had eczema since about 8 months old. I used to work in Microbiology and feel very comfortable using probiotics (good bacteria). I am using it in the hopes it builds his immune system and "seals" his gut somewhat. The info on the Culturelle site is very informative. I think there is a link there to the study of pregnant moms who are at "high risk" for having a baby with eczema, using the culture in the third trimester and after. And seeing a 50% drop in eczema.
Also, I picked this product since it contains a specific strain of Lactobacillus bacteria...the one cited in a lot of research articles.
I also give him a smoothie (yogurt and milk mixed) to expose him to other Lactobacillus strains.
Since there is no peanut cure, this is the ONLY thing I have felt comfortable doing in an effort to get rid of his allergies.


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