Re: many diet restrictions due to eczema - should I switch to formula?
I know for a FACT that I've seen several infants (I was a nanny) who had excema flare ups due to soap, cleaners being used in the home, air freshners, lotions, perfumes, animals, etc.
We do have a dog and recently there has been a lot of pollen, but the pediatrician said that infants under 1 yr old do not have eczema because of external environmental factors.
One family had to have their baby leave the house for several hours to even do most cleaning. They also had to use "hypoallergenic" fragrance and dye free EVERYTHING in their home for everyone. That means all clothes/towels in the home had to be washed in the special detergent and double rinsed. Including using natural cleaners (vinegar and water solution, baking soda) instead of other chemicals.
Mom to Laura (3/1/06)