Our youngest child was born in 2001, and within 3 months he started showing the symptoms of what we would later learn was severe eczema. He would literally scratch himself until his skin broke open and bled. His scratching would leave huge open gashes on his skin. His pediatrician tried several prescriptions, and nothing helped. He then referred us to a pediatric dermatologist. With anitbiotics and topical steroids we were able to keep his eczema under control, until he reached about 3 years of age.
At about 2 years old, our son also developed asthma. This is very common in children who suffer from eczema, although it isn't exactly understood. His pediatrician suggested that we have allergy testing for our child. It was a terrible experience, but we learned a lot. Our son is basically allergic to almost everything. He tested "off the charts" to all environmental…
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