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Author Topic: Eczema!!  (Read 1217 times)


Offline allergydemon

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« on: March 28, 2017, 06:14:33 AM »
So my Daughter was diagnosed with a Milk/Egg and peanut allergy, She would get some hives if ingested, bad eczema and swelling when ingesting peanuts.

Lately thou we realized her eczema has practically disappeared. We have no Idea how, her skin still kinda feels dry, but not everywhere and we still have the heat on at night. We were told by the allergist that we can star trying foods with milk and eggs in them , at first she would kinda get a runny nose, but now nothing, she eats Gold fish crackers like there's no tomorrow, and I have given her Mac 'n' Cheese (Spoon full) and no reaction. Cheese too from a pizza and also took the cheese off the slice and she was fine as well.

What could have potentially happened ? She was diagnosed 6 months ago and her ezcema was pretty bad where she couldn't sleep her nights, now she sleeps right through and barely wakes up.

Anyone else experience such a quick turn around ? is this temporary ?  Something we could have done and not realized ?


Offline Macabre

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Re: Eczema!!
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2017, 06:37:54 PM »
I don't know--we didn't deal with eczema. But I wanted to welcom me you!
Me: Sesame, shellfish, chamomile, sage
DS: Peanuts

Offline spacecanada

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Re: Eczema!!
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2017, 08:02:27 PM »
My eczema is closely linked to my food allergies.  When I've accidentally had exposure to my allergens (whether it be minor or anaphylaxis) my eczema goes crazy for several weeks.  This correlation is well known by allergists and dermatologists.  Once her allergens were completely removed it's very possible her eczema improved as a result.  Sometimes it takes months to resolve, especially if she had exposure (even minor) to her allergens before diagnosis.

Fingers crossed it was just that.  Eczema is a weird thing though and can have many triggers.  Or no known triggers at all.  Sometimes it just comes and goes with other factors such as stress, illness, environmental allergies, air quality, and the list goes on... If it reappears without any allergen exposure be sure to see a doctor for some treatment options.  It's best to treat eczema early so it doesn't become irritating and uncomfortable. 
anaphylaxis to tree nuts, peanuts, potato, wheat, and sorghum

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Re: Eczema!!
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2017, 09:27:09 AM »
Other than eczema, did your daughter react to milk and eggs?  I A's because they are common triggers of eczema but not necessarily because you are allergic.  How did they determine she was allergic to milk and eggs?  Blood or skin test?
DS1 - Wheat, rye, barley and egg
DS2 - peanuts
DD -  tree nuts, soy and sunflower
Me - bananas, eggplant, many drugs
Southeast USA

Offline allergydemon

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Re: Eczema!!
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2017, 09:50:48 AM »
Yes, So we were giving her formula for months, and wondered why she would spit up a lot and sometimes have a puffy face. She was first diagnosed with Infantile seborrhea dermatitis and it should resolve it self. Then one day we gave her peanut butter (not her first time) and she got a big reaction, wife got scared and called 911. Ambulance came and gave her an epi shot. She simply swelled up around the eyes and mouth but breathing was good as was the mood. So when we saw an allergist they did the common 8 allergies and eggs,milk came up.. not peanuts thou. then we did the actually peanut test and she came out positive as well as the second time around she came out positive.

She has never actually received an egg or egg product from us. Only decided by 2 prick tests that showed positive for eggs. Had her MMR shot and no reaction.
The eczema has been there since we were feeding her formula. We switched to Soy and the eczema did go away, but now she eats goldfish crackers daily and her eczema is barely there.. still dry skin, but good. Next we will do the muffin test with egg in it to see if she reacts.  I am just surprised how much her skin cleared up and she showing no reaction to milk products.. still too scared to give her a glass of milk but cheese on a pizza was fine (just a bite) and a whole slice when I took the cheese off (as much as I could have)