Crap! That’s all I really have to say about this. Emma has eczema. I was really hoping it was just a rash from some overly smelly detergent mixed with sensitive baby skin. I was hoping the scaly skin on her baby leggies was just the rash drying up and healing. I was really trying to treat everything naturally. Coconut oil was helping her dry skin. But then….
I noticed the little red bumps on the dry leg patches. Then her whole body was getting red. I was slathering on aquaphor like a mo-fo. Poor little itchy baby. Then her neck started weeping. Off to the pediatrian we went.
I wanted to confirm it was indeed eczema and wasn’t getting infected. The doc confirmed, I was right :-/ and gave me a script for some antibiotic cream for her neck and instructed to use hydrocortisone cream on her body twice a day and to continue the aquaphor.
That night her neck dried up. The next day she was 90% clear. Today it’s like it was never there. Even her legs are almost as smooth and soft as, well, a baby! She looks so much more comfortable and feels all smooth and sweet. Here’s to hoping it doesn’t flare back up.
Here’s the crap. Because of Alexa’s history we’re going to just assume that Emma has a dairy intolerance. That means no more dairy for ME! Crap. I JUST found a yogurt I like. I’m on a diet that includes many smoothies. So for the next 3 weeks to a month no milk products. Then I’ll add some back in and see if she flares up. If not, I can go back to eating normally…if so…then none for me for who knows :-/ It’s worth it for my sweet little baby, but a bit of a jab since I just started eating healthy for real, and enjoying it! Sweet sweet irony or something.