Eczema is usually a skin reaction to something a child have eten or something a child came in contact with, like cat dander, or pollen, or pesticides, or toothpaste or soap.
The best is not to treat eczema, but to try to identify triggers, and if possible, eliminate all triggers.
The most common eczema triggers in babies are:
* mother milk, if mother have consumed anything that baby may have problems tolerating
* baby formulas, if it contains anything that baby may have problems tolerating. Most formulas have 20-50 different ingredients, and it is enough if just one of those ingredients is a trigger. Very often, hypersensitive babies react to more than just one ingredient in formula.
* pasteurized and homogenized milk (some kids that react to pasteurized milk will not react to raw milk or to other dairy milk products).
* dairy products such as milk, butter, cream, cheese, yogurt and ice-cream
* seafood like srimps
* tree-nuts like walnuts, haselnuts, etc
* food preservatives and food additives like nitrates , nitrites , sorbates , benzoates , citrates , sulfites , MSG, etc
* berries like strawberries, ruspberries, blueberries
* Sugar added to food
* tomatoes like in tomatoe paste, ketchup and pizza
* laundry detergents (this one is extremely common trigger, and is present in all clothing, bedsheets, etc)
* cat and dog dander (becoming more common every year, with a large number of people having cats and dogs indoor)
* dust and dust mites (common trigger, you may need an air filter to eliminate this one)
* citrus fruits
* other tropical fruits
* industrially processed foods (common triggers)
* plastics like in plastic baby bottles (rare)
* synthetic clothing (more common every year)
* almonds (rare)
* flame retardants (in furnitures)
* wall paints (rare)
* pesticides used inside or outside house
* black mold (common)
* polluted water or additives added to water (rare, becoming more common)
* polluted air
* perfumes (used in cosmetic products, laundry detergents, soaps, etc)
* cosmetics ( Over 99% of shampoos, moisturizers, washng liquids, cosmetics contain MIT methylisothiazolinone and parabens.
See this: //www.curezone.org/forums/am.asp?i=2280035#i
* SLS in cosmetic products
* tooth paste
* nickel (rare)
* hair dies
* rice (rare)
Eczema triggers and allergens are 2 different categories.
Some allergens may trigger eczema, while some allergens may manifest iteslf with totally different sympoms.
Also, many eczema triggers are not "true allergens".
So, the relatonship between allergies and eczema is not 1:1.
You have 3 groups:
#1: Some allergens are not eczema triggers
#2: Some eczema triggers are not allergens and will NOT show on any skin or blood allergy tests
#3: Some allergens are eczema triggers and will ALSO show on some skin or blood allergy tests
I hope this helps you.
Try Reading more on total elimination-rotatio diet .
When it comes to soaps, kids younger than 7 should not be washed by soaps.
Water only should be enough.
The best toothpaste is unrefined Sea Salt dissolved in water.
No, it does not make foam, but it also is not an eczema trigger.