Finding the cause

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Nathanial Essex
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by Nathanial Essex on Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:32 pm

Finding the cause

Hi all

Sorry if I'm duplicating a topic here. My son is 3 and though he's previously had bouts of eczema, they've never been a huge concern and it's gone away with time. More recently however it's got to a point where it now covers the entirety of his chest, back and neck as well as being blotches on his inner thighs and around the pelvis.

He's scratching a lot at night. It's taking its toll me mentally as we sleep in the same room and he'll get up in the middle of the night. Yesterday, or today rather, he woke up around 1am and didn't go back to bed until 3am or so.

I've stopped giving him Mycroprotein, soy milk and changed his bed sheets to pure cotton. No immediate success yet.

Doctors have given various creams that haven't worked so have now given a steroid one. I am still however keen to find out what is causing the issue? Any tips around how I can narrow this down?

Much appreciated

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by Marcie Mom on Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:43 am

Re: Finding the cause


Allergy testing will be a good place to start; at least it would give you a direction on whether it is dust mite/ food/ mold/ pet/ pollen etc that you need to be aware of. Otherwise, unless it's a very consistent allergic flare-up, it's quite difficult to narrow it down as it could be a mix of environmental triggers vs intrinsic (no triggers) vs irritants (like sweat, but don't count as an allergen or products you use). If you can have access to allergy test and have that test properly evaluated by a dermatologist, that would be the more scientific way to go about narrowing triggers.

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