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Homeopathy for eczema

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    Hi JoanneK hope I did not upset you by mentioning the newspaper article for the baby drinking herbs. The only reason I mentioned this is that it could quite easily have been me I was so desperate for a miracle cure a few weeks ago. Its such a shame for the parents and sometimes you just don't know whos advise to follow I have had so many chinese freinds and relatives ask me to buy some tea drink from mannings however maybe I am just a natural skeptic as my mother would say if something seems too good to be true......

    Right now I am just monitering my babies skin we have good days and we have bad. If things get worse I may take a trip to this IMI at least hear what they have to say first before making any judgments. I will also probably go back to UK for little while so if I see a homepath there and they come up with the same thing then I may give it a go. (Even all western practice doctors I always see more than one and usually if I get two saying the same thing then I will follow those doctors)

    Mummybee funny you find mustela stelatopia cream is good so many people have recomended it to me but it never made a dent on my sons eczema. Right now I'm back on my good old fashioned moisturisers Emolsifing ointment at night a good thick cream so even if my son gets a sneaky scratch usually there is a good enough layer there to protect his skin. I also use this for his bath and after bath I slap on tons of aqueous cream. Daytime I am using a new cream recommended by a friend if its good I will let you know before I was using phisiogel (i think thats how you spell it) which was ok up until his eczema became infected.

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    Whats NAET?

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    Emma, yeah, it really bothers me when ppl read the newspaper that some ignorant ppl just buy chinese/western or any kind of remedy from heresay & thinks it's gonna work wonders. as in many different kinds of treatment, "one man's remedy is another man's poison".

    i never give my small child anything i buy in the stores through heresay (nor even the recommendation of a pharmacist). i only trust my daughter to practitioners who have a good reputation & who have a good explanation of what is given. i am so skeptical, i don't trust most chinese & western practitioners. i went to talk to several pediatrician (some very reputable) before finally decided that I can trust my daughter in Dr Thondup's hand, and chosen him to be my daughter's ped.

    as for homeopath, my daughter has seen 5, and i finally decided that Dr Sonal is a good one for my daughter.

    i also have recommendation for chinese doc, whom i've been seeing since 2001. theyre a young couple, the husband a general chinese practitioner, the wife specialist in children & women. she has a diploma of childhood nutritionist from HKU. i have mentioned her in this thread before, and she gave my daughter chinese herbs (to drink & bath) when she was several months old to help her colds & skin problems, before i changed to homeopathy (cos my dauhgter won't take the herbs orally). i still bring my daughter to see them to make sure all is well.

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    Emma, don't know what NAET stands for!! heehee...what I THINK they do (please don't quote me on this) is to test your child for metal/element allergies (eg magnesium, vitamin A/B/C, calcium, iron etc) and supposedly treat one metal allergy at a time by manipulating the central nervous system ie pressing the rod onto your child's back acupressure maybe? Run a search and you can find out more.

    I shd qualify my statement of Mustela. Yeah, my child's eczema did NOT improve with Mustela. It is just one of the very very few creams that my daughter is NOT allergic to what is why I mention she is using it. Mustela does not improve her skin but neither does it make it worse. Believe it or not, my daughter is allergic to Physiogel AND cethaphil AND all the aromababy/Gaia products AND all products containing oat. Sigh..... I must however say Bioderma made a difference on her skin, AFTER at least 1 month of daily usage. well, it does not reduce her flareups again (onyl diet restriction does), but it seems to make her skin tone more even and less blackened, ie skin repair, hope I explain it better this time.

    I shd also say that I am a HUGE fan of emulsifying ointment. But I can only put it in her bathwater. If I smear on her skin, the thickness of the cream makes her develop pimple-like rashes (not eczema) cos supposedly pores are blocked and can't breathe. She can't take aqeous creams either for that reason.

    I also swear by Graham's Natural Alternative Bath Oil (have to order and ship from Australia). Once I replace it with Oilatum but helper said her skin was not as supple as before so back to ordering from Graham.

    Well, like you said and I totally agree, when a flareup occurs no cream works...except steroids.

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    Hi mummybee can you check if I sent you a private message I may have done it wrong!!!

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    I went to the NAET web site and at the end of it I was still none the wiser. Interesting mummy bee you said the emulsifing ointment is too sticky for direct use last night I must have put the layer on too thick and in the morning my sons face was really red with tiny spots. I am using a new cream now called QV have you tried it? I've been using this few days in the beging the results were quit good although now his skin seems to be splitting again. sometimes I don't kow what to do does any body have any ideas how to stop the skin splitting is this just like a wet eczema and nothing you can do. This is definately and an old flare up and if the streoid crream I put on didnt work then I not sure what will. My main concern is avoiding infection has anyone got any ideas?

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    mamaS, oh swimming sounds heavenly. Do give it a try on your child. The consensus seems to be go ahead with the pool outing but slap on lots of moisturiser before and after.

    brought my daughter to seawater and she was perfectly fine (although I had sand rash on my knees!). then we triedthe clubhse pool and again, she is alright except her skin did look drier than usual the next day. But heck, she had so much fun how can I deny her of simple pleasures like these?

    My suggestion: put a thick thick layer of emulsifying ointment on child all over before (but watch out! he will be very slippery!) and give her a thorough bath right after (to rid of all traces of chlorine).

    have fun!

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    You can use beta cream….my sister uses the same medicine…...but make sure that his medicine can be used for infants. This medicine was prescribed to her by her dermatologist. If you want to get more information on this medicine then you can read on this page http://www.drugdelivery.ca/s391-s-BETA, there is a very interesting article about this medicine here.

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