Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Homeopath

The Little Miss has suffered from eczema seemingly since the day she was born. A day hasn't gone by where we've battled to some degree about her not scratching. He's itched so much she's made herself bleed. We've seen her pediatrician, a dermatologist or two and endured a skin prick test at the allergist. We've been moved from one doctor to another looking for an answer. For relief. For something that may bring some comfort. I had a doctor tell me to use Crisco shortening as a lotion and another doctor prescribe a lotion, where the main ingredient was olive oil that cost over $100 a tube. The main remedy and general line was "she'll grow out of it."

And that's what I bought into for three and a half years.

I've lived with three and a half years of always having to have her legs covered. Leggings under dresses were my salvation. When her legs were covered, the discomfort was less. Bearable. But as soon as her pants were off, the words, "Don't scratch" almost automatically sprang from my lips.

Last month, The Little Miss had had enough. She told me she wanted to find something to make her itches go away. "Please Mama? Can we?" And when your child asks you to make her comfortable in her body, you find a way.

So, I did some research and found a homeopathic doctor. We went in for a consultation. She asked lots of questions. Many questions that were not "medical." "Does she like to play with 'boy' toys? or 'girl toys'?" "Does she like to do imaginary play?" "Does she get frustrated easily?" There was also lots of questions about our health, and habits. Questions even about my pregnancy and any issues I may have had while pregnancy.

I sat an answered a lot of question about my child. And it really made me think about her, her personality and her life. It also made me think there are a lot of things about her that I just didn't know. She just seemed to be such a complicated person at three and a half.

The doctor did her thing, did her analysis and came up with a course of action. She gave us some herbs to take, and an oral remedy she mixed up for us.

For the last 2 weeks, I've been following the regime and
giving The Little Miss Minor Cinnamon and Peoney Combination and Graphites. I've eliminated all fried food and all foods with rancid oils. And you know what? It's working.

No itching. No leggings. "Don't scratch" is no longer spewing from my mouth. It's truly amazing. It literally has brought tears to my eyes and more importantly relief to The Little Miss. I only wish I had done this earlier.

8 comments:

Jane. said...

How lovely for The Little Miss! She must feel so much better now. My Small One had a bad batch of eczema early in her days, but we were lucky that greasing vigilantly kept it at bay until she started to show signs of outgrowing her dry skin.

spunkysuzi said...

Wow i've had psoriasis for years i may have to give homeopathy a try!

Tricia said...

I'm so happy you've found something that helps. My son had eczema as a baby, it was so sad seeing him scratching at his face. Your story makes me so thankful he grew out of it.

She woke up FAT said...

My husband has a skin issue that's only getting worse with age. I wonder if i shouldn't look into this for him.

Losing It- for real said...

Thats great! for the rest of the commenters.. my mom has a skin issue, Lush (lush.com) has some great products. Were both fond of the Buffy Bar.

Hanlie said...

I really believe that eczema is a dietary thing and managed to get rid of mine by changing my diet. I'm so glad you've found the answer for her!

Larkspur said...

Wonderful news! I need a homeopath to get my son to wash his hair...

MB said...

I'm so happy Little Miss isn't itchy and scratchy anymore. Sometimes we have to step away from the modern medicine and use what nature has given us. Congrats on finding the cure for her.