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Children with Eczema

by DrLeAnne Deardeuff on July 18, 2013

ezema on backAs a Chiropractor, I would often see babies and small children with Eczema rash. The poor child was miserable with “the itchies”; some of them had gouged themselves with their fingernails. The rash would be inflamed and blistery or opened and weeping from scratching. Some mothers would tie mittens on their children’s hands to keep them from scratching. I am sure it was horrible! The mothers would come to me wondering what to do for their child. The medical doctor’s told them it was genetic and the only thing to do was to put a cortisone cream on it. But, what we really found was that the cream just seemed to chase it under the skin for a while then it would erupt again later, and we know that these types of creams also caused yeast to grow in the body, causing other problems later on.boy with eczema
Eczema affects around 10% of all infants and children. The exact cause is not known, but some doctors believe it may be the combination of family heredity and a variety of conditions in everyday life that triggers the red, itchy rash. Some doctors think that the cause is allergies; wheat seems to be a big culprit, but sometimes it is milk, cheese, or even fish.; perhaps it is contact with irritating substances such as woolen, synthetic fabrics, and soap. Sometimes it just seems that nothing is the contributing factor.
If the baby was breast feeding, I would have the mother start clearing her diet. First we would stop milk and milk products, then wheat. Many times that worked, but, more often than not, the mother didn’t like to change her diet so she would change the baby to some sort of formula instead, which would often worsen the problem; how could little babies have an allergy if they are only drinking their mother’s breast milk?
We have talked about babies and allergies in the past with regards to hypoadrenia. But I haven’t really gone into toxic mothers. If a mother is toxic while she is pregnant then the baby will become toxic also, because many drugs and toxins cross through the placenta, increasing the risk of the baby being born with an inflamed colon and not be able to digest the toxins now crossing into the mother’s milk.
It is a known fact that if the colon, liver, or lungs aren’t able to expel their toxins then the skin picks it up and the body will dump them out through the skin. Dr. John Ray Christopher, leading herbalist and natural healer in the 1950’s through the 1980’s, followed Dr. Samuel Thompson’s train of thought. Dr. Thompson was a famous natural doctor in the 1800’s who believed that rashes were the body’s way of dumping toxins, so he came up with all kinds of ways to get the toxins out of a body. He used enemas, colon cleansing, Epsom salt baths, sweating, vomiting, etc. This works for a nursing mom to be able to clean up her breast milk, however, the babies would go on strike while she cleansed because it would make her milk bitter.
Another possibility is that the baby had birth trauma to their spine, so they weren’t digesting well, nor expelling their toxins through their bowels due to constipation problems. Many people don’t realize that Chiropractors learn how to adjust babies; there are many Chiropractors who have also taken extra classes to be experts on Pediatric adjusting. I was one of those. I know that by adjusting a child’s low back and sacrum and many times their occipital bone that the baby will start to have better bowel movements. Many times the rashes would go away, but what would we do if they didn’t?
First: Give a rectal injection of 3 drops of Idaho Balsam Fir and 1 drop of Spearmint mixed with 1 tsp Olive Oil using a rectal injection syringe. The Idaho Balsam fir will bring down any swelling in the colon, the Spearmint will relax the colon and remove any spasticity. I would also simmer a clean sweet potato then give the baby the cooled water as a tea. Sweet Potatoes are amazing for assisting the colon to function well, and it will clean it out.
Second: Give the baby 1/2 tsp of Olive Oil a day internally to clear the liver and assist it in functioning better.
Third: Mix 3 drops of Lavender oil into either a 3 tbs of either Flax Seed oil or Coconut oil and massage into the babies or child’s skin. This will assist the skin in becoming less dry and it may also calm down the itching. Lavender and Eucalyptus are natural anti-histamines.
This same protocol can be used on children with eczema, but first find out to what they are allergic to! I think the best way to do that is to first take away milk. Read labels. They need to be off of milk for four months before you may see a difference and many doctors believe it may take as long as a year! Next take them off wheat; the same protocol as milk applies. I had a paediatrician who tried an experiment with different labs in his area; He sent the same blood sample to different labs in the area and also out of state to labs that claimed they did allergy testing. When the results came in they were all different! Five different results. He also did skin testing on the same subject and had different results then the blood testing! The point is that many times the blood tests can’t be reliable. I think that the skin tests are supposed to be more dependable, however, I know that the elimination diet works. After they have been off milk or wheat for several months, then add one of them back into the diet and wait 4 days. If there is a problem with the substance some sort of reaction will show up: a rash, gas, nausea, diarrhea, headache, vomiting, etc. Do the same thing with eggs, fruits, grains etc.
After you have cleaned their colon as stated above for 21 days then add the substance back into their diet and see what happens. Again wait 4 days looking for a reaction from the food you added. This will tell you whether or not they are still allergic to it.
Older children who can take capsules can clean their colon with 1 capsule of Comfortone a day.
Next week I am going to have a guest author talk about her experience with an adopted child who had eczema as a baby and what they did to help her overcome her difficulties.

Information shared here is not intended as medical advice, and cannot substitute for professional medical advice and information. Information provided is general in nature and may be helpful to some people but not others, depending on their personal medical needs. Always consult with your personal physician before following advice designed for general audiences only. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay getting care because of something you have read here.

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