So DD was diagnosed with eczema a couple of weeks back, which as I had mentioned in another post has come on since the introduction of foods. My doctor was of little help as BLW isn't really practised here and one of her comments was "I don't know about the UK but here in Italy so many people have allergies that it just wouldn't be possible to do this kind of weaning" hmmm...ok....
Anyway, I digress.....Not really knowing what the causes of her eczema are I've taken out what seems like everything from her diet for now - dairy, eggs, wheat, gluten and all of the most commonly known allergenic fruits. I feel like we've been left with nothing and it's so disheartening
I reintroduced eggs last Thursday with, I don't think, any problems but along side them she's also had plums for the last 3 days, a nibble friday, a couple of pieces Saturday and a whole one yesterday and by last night she was in such a mess again with eczema breakouts and an irritated rash on her chest and back. I'm putting it down to the plums rather than the eggs but I'm just so frustrated by it all! I now have to wait until her skin is back to 'normal' again before I can give her anything else new and in the mean time we're stuck with porridge, apples, pears and a handful of vegetables that she's not a fan of at the best of times!
At this rate she's going to be going to school before we've managed to get around to introducing all the foods that I would love her to have!!
I guess I'm just venting here as I can't see any way of getting around this problem but I feel like her diet is sooooo limited at the moment and at a time when she's really enjoying and actually eating things at last!