One morning, extremely anxious parents of a 3 month old baby girl Ms. R K ( Pin L-10054) came to Dr Shah. The baby had eczema all over her body. She had it since ten days after birth. The rashes were extensive, had spread all over the body on back, chest, hands and legs.
The child could not keep her hands off and would keep scratching most of the times. There was severe itching. The itching would get worst with application of antiseptics or sanitizers. She could not tolerate wearing diapers. Slightest touch of it would increase the rashes on the buttocks. They had resorted to steroid applications since 15 days, with no relief.
The baby had recurrent vomiting after feeds since 15 days.
Her delivery was a ceasarean section with birth weight of 2.75 kgs.
She was on breastfeeding.
There was a family history of contact dermatitis for her father, asthma, hypertension, diabetes and hypothyroidism on the paternal side.
Dr Shah examined the baby. On the basis of this history, the medicines were prescribed. Dr Shah suggested them to stop with the steroids.
In 2 weeks the parents reported the itching was 20% better. The vomiting after feeds had reduced considerably.
In 4 weeks the skin inflammation had subsided. The treatment was continued further. In 2 months the eczema was 50% better. The itching had reduced substantially.
In 4 months the baby got completely rid of the eczema. The parents were overwhelmed with happiness and were grateful to Dr Shah. They were advised to keep us updated once in 3 months regarding the baby’s progress.
After 2 years today, the baby has reported of no recurrence of the eczema. She is cured.
This case stands as an excellent example that childhood eczema or atopic dermatitis is curable with homeopathy.