Hi Ladies. I tried posting on the Allergy board, but didn't get any response. My son is 4mo and is EBF. He has reflux and eczema (both pretty bad). I'm new to all of this bc my DD never had any issues eating or skin related. I've had 3 dr's and a specialist (Derm) tell me it is NOT dietary related, however I did cut out most dairy when he was 1mo bc he had really bad gas and that did help. We are to the Dr constantly for either the reflux or the eczema. He had really bad cradle cap that was oozing, it has since cleared/dried up, but he still scratches at his head SOO bad he bleeds. We have tried everything. For the reflux we had him on Zantac, Prevacid, Pepcid and now he's on Prilosec...the pepcid seemed to help the most. For his skin, we have tried aquaphor, Cerave, Cetaphil, Gold Bond Eczema and he screams bloody murder for all of them. The only thing that he doesn't scream with is Aveeno or Vaseline Eczema cream. He has steroid ointment we are weaning and a medicated shampoo for his cradle cap. I am at a loss. I just don't know what else to do. So we decided to get him allergy tested on Friday. Just wondering if anyone on here can give me any info to prepare me. Has anyone taken their child that has reflux and eczema and NOT had any allergies? I am pretty much bracing myself for the worst. I have read up on how the testing is done, I guess I'm just looking for personal stories about the results and how you dealt with them. I just want my poor baby boy to feel better.
Re: Allergy Testing
DD2 Also had some testing done when she was 9. When she was a baby she had horrible skin irritation. And possibly undiagnosed reflux. Seems reflux wasn't huge 13 yrs ago. But she had asthma and also allergic to most trees, pollutants and grass. (I think the asthma came from having pneumonia and RSV when she was 18mths)
Her skin has gotten better after age 2. But still has problem areas flare up every now and then. She also has really bad dandruff which I believeis from the cradle cap. Her cc never oozed but it was thick and cakey.