It’s been two days since we stopped using the prescription hydrocortisone on Andrick and 6 days since I eliminated wheat, dairy, soy, eggs, nuts, and seafood from my diet. And the eczema is already coming back. I expected the dryness to return, but I hoped the red bumps would stay away for at least more than two days! He’s also been fussier than normal all day, which I suspect is related to feeling itchy. So I don’t think the diet is helping. My newest (ever evolving) theory is that gluten could be the culprit. I had eliminated wheat and was eating oats every day for breakfast (because seriously, if you can’t have wheat, eggs, dairy…what the heck else do you eat for breakfast?). Up next, I suppose I’ll eliminate gluten altogether.
Someone needs to start a support group for breastfeeding moms whose babies have an allergy or intolerance to a certain food. I mean, I guess there is always going to be some issue tripping you up with a baby. If it’s not a rash, it’s sleep or colic or diaper rash or who knows what. But since eczema is our particular flavor of challenge around here, I would love to talk to other moms who’ve been through it or are going through it right now. Anybody out there?