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Eczema / dry skin home solutions?

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    or you could PM me on this? Thanks.

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    My daughter has eczema since 2 weeks old. I take Omega 3 DHA since 3rd trimester for the same reason as Gataloca. However, I realised when she was 6months that seafood may have contributed to her flare up and Omega 3 is fish oil! So, i stopped taking them and noticed her eczema didn't flare up as much as before. Now, she still gets the occasional flare up but not that bad ( she is now 8 months ). so I take them every 2nd - 3rd day depending on her skin condition.

    I had my daughter tested for allergy when she was 6 months old and she came back positive on egg White. I intend to re-do the test when she turns 1. She did the blood test and not the skin test.

    Probiotics also helps her eczema. What works for us is a mixture of creams - California baby ( contains aqua which is good for the eczema skin which doesn't know how to retain moisture/water) as a base, then we seal it with either burts bee or repcillin crocodile oil. We use qv bath oil as well. Once a week or on days she has flare up, we bath her in honeysuckle brown sugar water + qv bath oil as it seems to soften her skin.

    We give her Chinese herbal water (some sort of grass + sugar pumpkin) to detox her body weekly. Since she started taking this, we see a significant reduction in flare up. For us, that was her "miracle potion". She still has mini flare up but that is due to allergy to food with starting solid.

    All our clothes are now washed with extra rinse cycle. We used to "double wash". We change our bedsheets twice a
    week. We have a humidifier turned on 24/7 as air conditioner drys their skin. The air purifier is also turned on at night.

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    Carey - as for omega 3, you just need to look for something high in DHA. We get ours from watsons by nu pharm. The salesgirl kept pushing for the ones from Japan though citing better fish product in the pills!

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    Hi Carey. I am taking a cheap brand that I bought from Bonjour (around 100 HKD for 300 pills)... It says "Konkabao OMEGA-3 Fish Oil". One day I was there looking for something else, and saw it... I know that the quality might not be that good, and the DHA content might not be that high, but I was thinking about taking it just like a supplement (something better than nothing), so I gave it a try.

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    I use Udo s oil :

    http://www.udoerasmus.com/articles/u...not-enough.htm

    Not sure where to find it here.But I got some probiotic from the same brand here in hk before so it s probably available somewhere

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    I found the ir distributor in HK:


    ASIA / HONG KONG:

    Jireh International Health Ltd
    website: Jireh Int'l Health Ltd
    Email: Click to Email Us
    14A Gee Chang Hong Centre
    65 Wong Chuk Hang Centre,
    Aberdeen, Hong Kong
    Tel: 852 2838 8902
    Fax: 852 2838 3091

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    Oh, I also read (from somewhere) that Probiotics is good for eczema. Since I cut his afternoon bottle, I am trying to give him yogurt (3 or 4 times a week).

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    "When a woman gets pregnant, she has to provide DHA for the child’s rapidly developing brain during its most active brain growth phase. Ditto when she breastfeeds the baby. If she cannot make DHA in her body, DHA has to be carted from her brain to her uterus/breasts to build the brain of her fetus/infant. If this becomes necessary, her brain is depleted of DHA, and memory problems, low energy levels, and depression may follow."

    Quite interesting, but I don't buy it totally. That I know, both mothers that breastfeed and formula feed their babies might suffer from memory problems, low energy and depression....

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