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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 11:33 am 
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Saskmommyof2

Here are some ideas that have worked for my daughter and her skin.

1. 2 baths a day one in morning and one at night for a short time with Kerri Oil we were using Aveeno Bath oil until we have recently discovered she is allergic to Oats. As soon as she gets out Vaselin all over before putting on 100% cotton Pj's and cotton socks on her hands to help stopping the itching at night. Above directions given by dermotoligist

2. She only wears 100% cotton clothing-we noticed even legging with 5% spandex was making her legs itch

3 Doing her laundry separate from everyone else's using Nature Clean All Natural Laundry Power (which we buy at The Canadian Superstore in the Organtic section-can also be found in health food stores). Washing her laundry in extra hot water with double rising. Also we have eliminated dryer sheets from the laundry.

4. We have have her mattress and pillows covered in allergen coverings

5. We have taken almost everything out of her bedroom and have placed her toys in bins outside her room.

6. She has 100% cotton sheets and a 100% cotton quilt to sleep in

7. We also have her wear long sleeves and long pants to school everyday of the year as she is contact allergic to eggs

8. We also have found out other then the allergens she tests positive for the one she doesn't test positive for and still can get rashes all over her body is foods that contain Red Dye

9. We also added a humidifier to our house furnace

10. Removed rubber bathmat from bath tub also.

I am sure you are doing some of the above ideas already. Maybe there is something here that could work for your daughter. Also we found really useful was to do a food diary for 1 month were we wrote down every day what she ate (took alot of effort) and were she was when she began to itch. This was a ton of work but helped so much.

mom of 2
daughter (6)- allergic to eggs, peanut, shrimp, shellfish, oats, chicken,dustmites, grasses,feathers, trees,dogs & cats
son(11)-allergic to grasses,moulds,trees
mom-allergic to popcorn and dilatin(drug)
dad-allergic to everything in the spring


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 5:01 pm 
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Location: saskatchewan, canada
Wow reading this thread seems like a lifetime ago. Her skin is pretty much eczema free now :D . We only have the odd flare up on her wrists where her medic alert bracelet rubs :roll: . For anyone going through an eczema nightmare now, I guess we're living proof that it can get better.

Good info Drummond, we do a lot of similar things now. We have settled on California baby shampoo, aveeno lotion and kiss my face soap. As well as Ecover cleaners and just baking soda to clean the tub.

We actually took her swimming last weekend, and had no problems caused by her being in a chlorine pool. :D :D

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DD age 9 1/2 -peanuts, nuts,
DD age 7 1/2 - milk, eggs, chicken, peanuts, treenuts, cats, dogs,
DS age 2 1/2
Husband- asthma, eggs, treenuts, fish, shellfish environmental
Self - penicillan, eurithromiacin, mild laytex allergy.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 12:33 am 
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That's great news saskmommyof2! I remember you telling us what a mess her skin was before.


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