A teeny weeny post. As a follow up to my initial Eczema shout out.
For those of you suffering from eczema and/or parenting little ones suffering, I haven’t read it yet but have just been directed to:
Eczema, Cure it! By Rodney Ford.
Dunja reminded me that Soapnuts (which can be used in the washing machine and dishwasher) are soap free, therefore helpful for someone with skin irritation. I’ve used them and loved them. This may sound pathetic but I stopped using them cos I couldn’t remember how many times I’d washed with them (you can use a handful of these ‘nuts’ from India for 4-6 loads).
I’ve been suggested Natural Aqueous Cream from John’s Photo Pharmacy
We’re adding this to her yogurt when we think to: Flora Care for kids from Metagenics – just ask the Naturopaths at John’s Photo Pharmacy as it’s an over-the-natural-counter (practitioners product) only. It doesn’t say so on the label, but it is dairy free.
Or this fish oil supplement goes into the yogurt adding a strawberry flavour: Children’s DHA (made from Arctic Cod Livers), also bought at John’s.
A teeny weeny EB update.
EB is now gluten free, except a little flour I may use in pan-frying fish and the odd biscuit she may been given whilst visiting…
We’ve reintroduced dairy (but not cow’s milk) and all seems to be going well. I’m signing up to a milk collective tonight. Face smiling.
I’ve stayed away from stove-top cooked eggs (I’ve heard eggs in cooking / baking don’t seem to cause a reaction).
Our whole family are reducing sugar at the moment, in baby steps. I’m finding all sorts of reasons to keep up the family tradition of enjoying home-baked delights. Sweet seems sweet to me. Hmmm.
We’ve even got complacent with putting Coconut Oil or Eczema Ease on her skin (mostly cos she’s protesting).
As of today she has one scratch on her back and the tops of her hands still look redder than her sister’s but she is happier than 2 months ago.
And now to continue my musings on sugar…