Your Questions About Eczema

Joseph asks…

Is it normal to dread my upcoming birthday?

I will be 35 and don’t want to celebrate and don’t want gifts. There is nothing to celebrate. I am not a child and do not want to celebrate like a little baby.

admin answers:

Yeah, i especially hate the so called big birthdays (30,40,21 etc) so much hassle and fuss and i never can fake enthusiasm for presents either – ooh a soap set how lovely! (my birthday’s after xmas and i get reduced gifts as presents the stuff normally palmed off on relatives etc soap sets are pretty grotty and either trigger eczema or some kind of water infection never a happy time lol) so i understand totally how you feel there…

Jenny asks…

Can milk ejection reflex be affected by a food allergy reaction?

I know this is a strange question, but I was hoping that maybe someone on here has experienced something like this. My baby, Tommy, has food allergies and I did an elimination diet. I’d always had trouble with my milk not letting down until I started a gluten free diet. (It turns out that Tom Cat’s allergic to oats and barley.) As soon as I started the gf diet my milk started to not only flow on demand, but also leak between feedings. As long as I avoid his allergens, I’m fine. But if I accidently eat something with barley, the milk stops coming. I’ve breastfed before and never had letdown problems, but I’m aware that stresses to your body can cause new allergies to develop, and I’d been pregnant (obviously) and had also had a very bad infection in my c-section incision. I can’t blame stress because I was WAY more stressed out when my other kids were babies than I was this time around. So is it possible that I, too, am allergic to barley? Could this be a delayed reaction?

admin answers:

A gluten intolerance (affecting wheat, rye, barley, and most oats) can occur at any time in life, but is most likely to develop at birth, during puberty, or after a serious infection or other physical trauma (pregnancy, injury).

The primary effect of a gluten intolerance would be an inability of the digestive system to absorb nutrients – in your case, making it impossible to have the nutrition required to produce milk.

Intolerances do not always show up in testing for allergies. Allergies are typically mediated by Immunoglobulin E (IgE) while intolerances are typically catalized by IgA and IgG. Some people have a mix of the various immune reactions, or some people may only have a single Immunoglobulin causing symptoms. Allergy tests typically look for IgE, Gluten Intolerance tests usually look for IgG, and IgA is typically only observed in skin biopsies in rashes misdiagnosed as ‘eczema’

Donald asks…

How can u reduce the appearance of scars?

Okay, for the past three years ive suffered from eczema and really itchy skin – my doctor is useless to say the least – i wake up in the mornings and my legs are covered in fresh cuts were ive been scratching them without realising. My legs are now covered in large, deep purple scars and even after years they haven’t faded! I really need help cos its seriously getting me down 🙁 its summer now and i cant even wear skirts or cropped trousers…any ideas??

admin answers:

I also suffer from eczema since i was about 3 years old; and knowing what triggers your eczema help reduce your spontaneous break outs. Stress triggers mine, also preservatives in some food really gets my skin itchy; but the worst part about my skin flaring up was the fact that it was on my face. Drinking a lot of water helps your skin keep it’s natural moisture. Eczema is when your body doesn’t naturally exfoliate dead skin cells properly, so exfoliating about twice a week helps from getting that build up of dry skin. But make sure you put on plenty of oil after wards. Baby oil is wonderful because it doesn’t have artificial color or perfumes, and it mild. Vitamin E helps; you can get the tablets that are filled with oil and break them and rub the oil on your scars (be careful cause it will stain clothes). Soon enough the scars will get lighter and fade. My face is clear of all scars, but when I’m really stressed it’ll dry out. Sorry for such a long answer; but i hope this is all useful.

Ken asks…

Is a warm or cold humidifier better for a baby’s room?

My son has a stuffy nose and eczema and the pediatrician suggested getting a humidifier to help. However, when I went to the store they had both warm and cool varieties. Which is best?

admin answers:

Our pediatrician recommended the cool mist humidifier which sends a mist into the air making it easier to breathe. The warm humidifiers send steam into the air which does not spread throughout the room as easily. In addtion to the safety concerns, the warm ones are more of a risk for bacteria if not cleaned constantly. The last thing you want is to be sending bacteria into the air!

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  1. Lawrence - November 28, 2014

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    ñýíêñ çà èíôó!

  2. Julius - January 19, 2015

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    ñïñ çà èíôó!!

  3. Lawrence - January 19, 2015

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    thanks!

  4. Marion - January 19, 2015

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    tnx for info!!

  5. Antonio - January 19, 2015

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    thanks.

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