Childhood Diseases

Posted by: nat | 2008-12-12



hi doc. My little girl of 2 has severe eczema, we have taken her to the UCt lung institute(dermatology department).She had been put on lenovate ointment, epimax and an anti histamine at night. Even with the use of the lenovate we only have 2 - 3 days where she seems to be ok, then the eczema flares again. We have tested her for food allergies,(dairy, soya,egg,nuts,maize,cats) all came back positive, so we avoid those, no chemicals are used in the house and there are no carpets, yet these flare ups occur. I know that long term use of cortisone is very bad, but it the only thing that works. My question is what to do next? Is there anything else that we can try? thank you so much!

Expert's Reply



Your little girl has not responded to treatment so far. She appears to be highly allergic. It is important to identify those factors in her diet and inthe environment which are affecting her and to avoid these. She should be seen at the UCT Allergy Clinic [Tel 021 4066889]

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Posted by: z | 2009-01-10

hi i have terrible keratosis pelaris on my thighs back and arms and with that comes sever scaring i have been for microdemabrasion which hasnt helped please could you help me how could i get rid of k.p and i have accessive under arm sweating i hvae been for botox which has not helped please help

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