I didn’t know what eczema was until Rylie was born. She had it mostly on her torso and it didn’t seem to bother her that much. She still has flare ups here and there, but I think she has outgrown it for the most part.
My poor baby Bryce has it on his face. And bad too. It breaks my heart when it flares up like it does. It seems to be worse after a bath and after he has a bottle. This is what he looks like when it gets bad…
Isn’t that sad? And not only does it look bad, it seems to itch a lot too. Over the weekend he made himself bleed on his eyelid and on his nose by scratching it. We are constantly putting eczema cream on him, and I have the girls at daycare do it too.
I am so afraid that we are going to have to put him on the hypoallergenic formula that Rylie ended up on. I’ll have to get a part time job just to feed my kid! My internet reading has led me to believe that he may have a sensitivity to cow’s milk and that may be making the eczema worse. He goes back to the pediatrician next week to get his ears checked, so I’m going to talk to her about this too. We may give soy formula a try first to see if that helps. But obviously I will do whatever I have to do so that he doesn’t have to suffer with this.
I guess my kids just have sensitive skin. Rylie now also has some kind of scalp condition (I forget what the doctor called it) that makes her head itch and causes her to scratch it all of the time. She has little scabs even from scratching it so much. We’re washing her hair with a natural shampoo with tea tree oil and that does seem to help. I have even put olive oil all over her scalp just to give her some relief! We’re trying to avoid steroids if we can.
Although if sensitive skin is the worst problem my kids ever have, I think we can live with that.
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