Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Mahirah | 2009-02-09



Dear Doc
I have a one year old who is suffering from allergies. She was on cows milk then the allergy test that was done stated that she is allergic to soyabeans,fish,eggs,milk.nuts and wheat. The homeopath said I must take her off cows milk and should give her soy milk what bothers me is that she is allergic to soyabeans why did he advise me to give her soymilk. cud you pls shed some light on da matter. She is itching all over her body mostly her legs and arms and cheeks the dr gave her some oral drops (Psorinoheel and Herpin for the itch). Pls advise me as to what kind of milk should i give her I bought goats milk at Woolworths yesterday is that ok? or shud I give her some other milk? I dont know what to do. Im also confused as to what kind of cereal do I give her for breakfast as most cereals contains wheat.

Pls advise


Expert's Reply



It is important to realise that your baby is highly allergic to several foods. As he is allergic to soya, he cannot have a soya formula. Goats milk should be safe, but you need to give him a vitamin supplement with this kind of milk. You will find it very difficult to avoid wheat in his diet, but you can give him a rice cereal or maize cereal or porridge.Oats porridge is another breakfast food which is safe.

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Posted by: Kel | 2009-02-10

Hi Mahira,

My little one doesn' t have eczema, but I used to. After doing a lot of reading and searching on the internet, what came up mostly was that eczema should be treated internally. Meaning that creams will help, but only short term. What was recommended was taking Evening Primrose Oil as a suplement. I took 2 a day and opened some capsules and mixed it with aqueous cream just to help the itch. I would suggest as well as changing her diet and reading labels, use the Evening Primrose Oil as well, open a capsule and put it in her porridge. Rub the oil on her eczema as well. You can get it at any chemist and only in capsule form.

I did this and I don' t suffer any more from eczema.

I hope that helps.

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Posted by: Mahirah | 2009-02-09

Hi Nat

Thanx for advice, cud you pls tell me do you give milk tea with the juice or black tea with juice and what kind of juice do you mix in the tea. What is the name of the calcium supplement.

thank you



Reply to Mahirah
Posted by: nat | 2009-02-09

hi my daughter has severe eczema and is allergic to milk, soya, fish, eggs and nuts to. She drinks tea with juice and i give her a calcium supplement since she can have no dairy.Goats milk still contains lactose so it is not suitable. Try giving her oats in the morning or an oat based cereal, or rice based cereal.
wishing you and you daughter all the best!

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