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13 Oct 2008

Eczema
My boy had eczema since he was 3 months, he' s now 8 months, allergy tests were done and it turned out he was allergic to milk, soya, egg white, wheat, peanuts &  we' ve been trying to eliminate all those in his diet &  got Infantiforte, all this seemed to help &  his skin was clearing out, now he' s getting the eczema on his hands &  back of his knees, the face doesn' t seem to be a problem anymore. What can I do to help eleviate his pain as he scratches his hands so much that he ends up bleeding?
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childhood diseases
paediatrician

01 Jan 0001

Your baby's eczema is worsening despite your best efforts. The best treatment for his present problem especially as his hands are now involved is the use of wet wraps. You need to be taught how to use this very simple and effective technique. You should take your son to be seen by a Paediatric allergist and request the use of wet wraps. There are experts in all the main centres. If you have difficulty finding one write in again and I will recommend someone in your area.
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