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Eczema And A Childs Diet
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
Not likely: There is evidence to suggest that moderate/severe eczema in early childhood could be worsened by certain foods (usually highly allergenic foods like peanut, tree nuts, milk, eggs, etc.). Food triggers are not usually an issue with adult eczema. If you notice a consist pattern of worsening eczema with a particular food then by all means avoid it. Change in diet will definitely not cure eczema. ...Read more
Will following a ketogenic diet while breastfeeding adversely affect my 8 month old daughter? She is a good eater and eats a variety of solids.
Constant ketosis: In light of the fact that your infant "is a good eater and eats a variety of solids", breast feeding her while on the ketogenic diet probably will not harm the baby. However, it may have detrimental effects on your health and energy levels. Our body needs carbs to perform normal day functions. Importance of a well balanced diet cannot be overemphasized. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Also need D and...: All vegans need B12, ideally as methylcobalamin. Everyone in North America (except the deep South), vegan or not, needs Vit D in fall and winter, at least 5000 iu/day;most is from sheep wool but vegan forms available (though the sheep aren't harmed). Many need EPA/DHA; some folks can make it from hemp/flax oil but many can't; vegan sources available. I advise everyone take a multivit.-see comment: ...Read more
My toddler is a picky eater who refuses fruit and veggies. she's not regular. any suggestions on adding a fiber supplement?
Fiber supplements: in the shape of cereals and nutrition bars are usually most readily accepted. However my recommendation is to continue to entice her with small servings of different types of greens and fruits, prepared in different manners, taken together with things she may like. Most kids refuse veggies due to their texture, but I have not met many children who rebuff everything under the sun. Persistence ! ...Read more
My 2 year old boy has asthma and eczema. He has rashes all over his body which irritate him. Can an allergist help with this condition? Is it apt to see one?
Absolutely!: A pediatric asthma & allergy specialist can be very helpful! asthma & eczema are closely related conditions, and can be miserably severe in younger children. The good news is that there are many newer, very effective treatments, and a good specialist can work with you and your child to find the best solutions now and has he continues to grow. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Need suggestions for a preservative free topical steroid for a patient with atopic dermatitis - any good suggestions for a toddler aged child?
Ointments: Most steroid ointments do not have preservatives. Note that an ointment will be more potent at the same concentration as a cream. ...Read more
My 8 week old has been diagnosed with reflux and milk protein allergy; been giving breast milk in a bottle and on a complete dairy free diet. Going back to work, travel a lot and need to switch to formula. Tried alimentum and neocate. Baby's reflux is s
My son has food allergies to wheat, soy and milk, so can anyone share a recipe or a site that's helpful?
Www.foodallergy.org: From the food allergy and anaphylaxis newtwork website: allergic reactions to corn are rare and a relatively small number of case reports can be found in medical literature. However, the reports do indicate that reactions to corn can be severe. Reactions to corn can occur from both raw and cooked corn. Individuals who are indeed allergic to corn may also react to corn and grass pollen. ...Read more
My skin goes white and dry early morning..can u suggest any remedies and the causes of this illness..I maintain a healthy diet as well.
Soap?: If it occurs in the morning after you bathe, it may mean you are using too much soap which tends to dry out the skin. It can also be caused by showers/bathes that are too hot, this can dry up your skin as well. Take the coldest shower you can tolerate, not the hottest. There are other conditions that can cause these symptoms, so if no improvement after trying these get checked out by your MD ...Read more
Which is better for a 3 year old picky eater a multivitamin or pedisure nutrition drink? On top of nutritional meals
Whole food vitamin : I like whole food vitamins that give you the equivalent of several servings of fruits and veggies. Good healthy foods should be presented with no ability to "place order" ( unless allergies ). Limit drinks as kids can fill up on milk and juice and not experience hunger. Make a healthy smoothie at home if needed. Find high calorie nutrient dense foods so do not need large quantity to be consumed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is the paleo diet safe for kids. My daughter has auto immune issues and this was recommended to me by their trainer to help.
Cave man diet: or paleo diet focuses on meat fish ,nuts and fruit, It excludes milk legumes grains oil and salt This can affect the growth of a growing child and it is not easy to manage in a child Make sure you give a non genetecally modified food to your child Things like corn syrup and additives and preservatives should be identified and avoided autoimmune should be evaluated and treated ...Read more
Suggest a healthy diet for gaining wait and glowing skin. Work in a car wash and like to know diet to stay healthy and some for my oily skin pls.?
Avoid sugar: Best recommendation for healthy skin is to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, protein especially wild salmon and eggs, and avoid sugars and refined foods. Anything that is in a wrapper avoid. Also, organic food is the best to avoid any hormones or genetically modified foods that can threaten your health. It can be more expensive but you will be more satisfied and much higher in nutrients. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are good table foods to try on a 13 mon old with egg and almond allergies? She has a bad gag reflux that doesn't help either.
Avoid egg nut peanut: Avoid all products with egg, tree nuts (almond, brazil nut, hazelnut, cashew, pistachio, pecan, walnut, macadamia), peanuts. Person with tree nut allergy has 23-50% chance of being peanut allergic and allergy to one tree nut frequently associated with other tree nut allergies. Read labels carefully. It is essential to see allergist skilled in food allergy to sort out what the baby's allergies are. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer