Within a few weeks of birth little Lee was covered from his neck down to his ankles in dry, itching, flaking eczema, including his genital area. His GP swiftly diagnosed Seborrhoeic eczema (also known as Seborrhoeic dermatitis). Lee was brought to me when he was three months old. His skin would look angry, red and sore then it would 'shed' a layer - sometimes he really did look like he had been dipped in flour.
His devoted mum didn't want to use steroid creams. Instead she tried to help him by avoiding the use of harsh detergents, creams and lotions. She also changed her diet to remove dairy, wheat, nuts, coffee, tomatoes and any other possible triggers being transmitted through her breast milk, but nothing helped.
I noted that Lee's eczema was markedly worse from heat, especially from the bath. The itch was aggravated by undressing and he also had cradle cap. He was a charming, outgoing, independent, warm blooded baby with a large head, tending towards constipation, and very demanding at feeding time. He also had an intermittent yellow discharge from one eye. His remedy was clearly Calc Sulph.
Within just three days of his first homeopathic dose the eczema started to clear. A month later it had almost disappeared. A few more repetitions of the remedy were needed to stabilise the case but two years on little Lee has skin as soft as… well, a healthy baby’s bottom.
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