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Eczema, Hives or Intolerance?

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cjt110 Thu 23-Jul-15 09:38:03

Photo attached below of DS and his tummy when flred up and when nearly clear. He was diagnosed with eczema maybe 2-3 months back and we were given Aveeno to keep his skin moist. After a particularly bad outbreak he was given hydrocortisone cream with diprobase too.

We suspected a lactose intolerance when it flared up. We introduced cows milk to his cereal at 6m and recently started to mix his formula with cows milk ready to transition at 12m (he's now 11m) He seemed to have a breakout then plus a hospital admission for laboured breathing. We knocked the cows milk (as in actual milk) on the head completely and he has just formula in his cereal. He still has yoghurts and things with milk as an ingredient (for example he had curry yesterday which has milk listed as an ingredient). We noticed it seemed to improve much more when we knocked the milk on the head so that it was only just visible.

It then seemed to flare up again and one thing that has stood out is that he has had scrambled eggs and yoghurt a few times. We cut both of these out and it cleared up to near enough come completely. And he had had awful stinky loose nappies and these too have gone.

He wouldnt try egg yesterday but I gave him a yoghurt last night and his tummy is ok today.

We have an appt with the GP next Monday but I just wondered what people thought?

cjt110 Thu 23-Jul-15 09:39:54

[ Photo here in this thread]] (Stupid pc wont upload!)

cjt110 Thu 23-Jul-15 09:40:18

littlemonkey2013 Thu 23-Jul-15 09:43:02

I can't see the photos as I am on the app but my son got a rash all over his back when we introduced fresh milk. He is fine with yoghurt and even UHT milk and was fine with formula. Something to do with the enzymes changing when processed makes it ok for him.

cjt110 Thu 23-Jul-15 09:47:34

littlemonkey What did your son end up having? This is like dry patches but Im not so sure eczema would cause patches on his belly. Though he does have it in the eczema places like hands, ankles etc.

AboutTimeIChangedMyNameAgain Thu 23-Jul-15 16:00:30

A lactose intolerance (which is fairly rare) or a milk protein intolerance? The two are different. My ds has ezcema from due to a milk protein allergy and was on neocate as a baby.

littlemonkey2013 Thu 23-Jul-15 18:01:29

as soon as I took away the fresh milk and put him back on UHT it cleared up within about a week.
He also has eczema on his legs but that clears up in the sun in summer

AyeUpCocker Fri 24-Jul-15 07:56:23

My ds has patches just like that on his stomach and back. He also gets them on his face. He's bf and i'm on a dairy free diet. Should i also be giving up eggs?

He's 6 months now but i haven't dared to give him any dairy, he has tried eggs though.

We've been prescribed Aveeno too which does help with moisturisation but the patches are still there.

It's really difficult trying to work out what it is!

cjt110 Mon 27-Jul-15 19:05:07

Diagnosed as potentially Cows Milk Protein Allergy/Intolerance. Been prescribed nutramigen lipil 2. He wont drink it though sad (It does smell like powdered cheese!)

Any suggestions? We have to go milk/lactose free for 3 weeks.

Lozzat85 Tue 28-Jul-15 10:07:47

My Daugter has had a rash for 2 months now since I introduced solids prior to this she was EBF.

Whilst waiting for a Dr app I tried Aveeno and it cleared up after a couple of days brilliantly but once I stopped using returned again.

Was at the Drs yesterday and they said it was a fungal infection and prescribed Daktarin.

I'm not so sure! I'll give the Daktarin a go but does this rash look familiar to anyone? It's doesn't bother her in the slightest so I don't think it's itchy or sore it's just unsightly.

Sorry new to site so hope this post is appropriate!

TheLastPickleInTheJar Tue 28-Jul-15 16:11:10

That looks like my ds' rash, Lozzat. I can't help you though because I'm still in the process of working out what's causing it.

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