What a rollercoaster ride!..gosh I have no idea what you went through or going through. But my little girl has food/lots of other allergies and it took 2 years of being sick, throwing up during the night and dr. visits to find that out. I recently started shopping at a store called Melaleuca. Wonderful! Their products do not have any harsh chemicals that most products do. And they promise to never use them. Which made me very interested in them. So I enrolled with them and I have been using the products since December. We have not been to the Dr. since. REALLY> What i wanted to tell you is that my aunt has 2 little boys with really bad eczema. She has switched laundry, cleaning, body wash and lotions !!! What a difference!!! The boys eczema is controlled. The lotion is very moisturizing. The laundry being has not chemicals doesn't irritate the skin. Anyways my point is if you are interested in learning more. Let me know a good time to call you. My email address is amyhebertmk@. Have a great day!
The doctor may suggest hospitalization simply because it may be necessary to break the cycle of chronic inflammation, or other problems that are exacerbating the illness. Frequently, five or six days of vigorous in-hospital treatment care can result in a dramatic clearing of the eczema. Food tests, allergy skin testing, and the development of an outpatient therapy plan can all be done during the hospitalization. Unfortunately, getting approval from insurers is often difficult. During an acute flare the number of 15-20 minute baths must be increased to three or four per day. Besides hydrating the skin, baths also increase the penetration of topical medication up to ten-fold if the medicine is applied immediately after the bath. Wet wraps after baths may also help hydration and medicinal penetration. Bedtime wet wraps are most practical, and can be done with elasticized gauze followed by ace bandages or double pajamas. (The first pair of pajamas is worn damp but not soaking wet, and a second pair of dry pajamas is worn over them. For a tighter fit, sometimes a plastic sauna suit is used instead of the dry pajamas.) For feet and hands, socks can be used. Additional blankets or increased room heat may be necessary during this three to seven days to prevent chilling.
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