If any of you suffer from eczema or have kids that suffer from eczema, you know the struggle. When Rook first started flaring up he was about 3-4 months old. I had no idea what was causing it, but I was convinced that it was food allergies, and food allergies alone! Now that I’m a smidgen wiser about eczema and what it is, I’ve realized that there are many things that may aggravate his symptoms, but they are not necessarily the cause. I mean, if we’re being honest, he’s genetically destined to have it. The hubs had eczema as a child, Rook is half Korean (it’s apparently common in asian people), and his Mom is an autoimmune disease dispenser…so ya…no surprise!
The one food group I’ve noticed to cause flare ups is definitely dairy. Rook is now 10 months old and I thought I’d experiment by giving him cheese and seeing what happens. Well, the picture you see above is what happens. Never again!
For now, our routine is 1-2 baths a week with water and Kiss My Face olive oil soap. We buy ours at Whole Foods but you can get it online or at most health stores. We also like to use Aveeno eczema therapy and basically anything from the CeraVe line. I’m working with a new brand/skin care routine but I want to make sure I have good results before I share, so stay tuned!