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2 yr old is intolerant of milk, gets stomach pain, eczema. Can we safely use goats milk soap to bathe him, though?

2 yr old is intolerant of milk, gets stomach pain, eczema. Can we safely use goats milk soap to bathe him, though?

Avoid all milk items: It would be best to avoid milk products until the child is older. They may outgrow the intolerance. Use a mild soap like a glycerine based one. Check labels for Casein proteins in foods, cosmetics, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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I have an acne for years and now I am 18 years old. Would you tell me what will be good for my face? I use soap with goat milk but its not enough....

I have an acne for years and now I am 18 years old. Would you tell me what will be good for my face? I use soap with goat milk but its not enough....

Acne: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day ; use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more

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My baby has 5 months, can he drinks goat milk?

My baby has 5 months, can he drinks goat milk?

Not a good idea: Gaots milk is designed for goats. It is not balanced nutrition for a human infant and is specifically deficient in folate (folic acid).Formulas are balanced and several are available to meat the specific needs of any kid. I encourage people to wait until after age 1 yr to offer goats milk. ...Read more

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Pls explain me the health benefits of goat milk.....

Pls explain me the health benefits of goat milk.....

Better than cow but:: In general I agree with the many experts who say that milk is designed by nature as a food for babies and most adults are better off avoiding milk. See http://saveourbones. Com/osteoporosis-milk-myth/
But if you really want milk for some reason, goat milk is a healthier choice than cow's milk.
See http://www. Globalhealingcenter. Com/natural-health/goat-milk-benefits/ for more information. ...Read more

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How can cow's milk trigger my allergies and goat milk not?

How can cow's milk trigger my allergies and goat milk not?

Cow vs goat milk: The two types of milk are different allergenically. Only about a quarter of people who are allergic to cow's milk are also allergic to goat or sheep milk, according to a spanish research group who studied 58 children with severe milk allergies and found 15 had some cross-reactivity. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/22432882. ...Read more

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How typical are sheep/goat milk allergies without cows milk allergies?

How typical are sheep/goat milk allergies without cows milk allergies?

Rare: Most of the time people with cow's milk allergy cross react to goat and sheep milk. The casein proteins share 87-98% of the same Amino Acids across all 3 species. Therefore it is possible to only be allergic to goat or sheep, but not very likely.

Goat and sheep milk are not safe substitutes for people with anaphylactic reactions to cow's milk. ...Read more

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Can I give my 8 week old baby store bought goat milk?

Can I give my 8 week old baby store bought goat milk?

Great for goats: Just like cow milk is designed for cows, human milk for humans, goats milk is for goats. It's only value in public exchange is for those whose culture prefers it to cow milk when the kid is old enough to be off breast milk or formula.It is deficient in various nutrients required for proper human growth and development and can lead to a predictable form of megaloblastic anemia. ...Read more

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Can toddlers drink goat milk due to cow milk allergies?

Can toddlers drink goat milk due to cow milk allergies?

Goat vs cows milk: There is very high degree (92%) of similarity between cows milk and goats milk. So the short story is no. If one wanted to try an alternative type of milk, then mare's milk is much less cross reactive. ...Read more

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Is it alright for small babies to feed on goat milk, if they are not being breast fed?

Is it alright for small babies to feed on goat milk, if they are not being breast fed?

Not necessarily: Goat milk is deficient in many of the nutrients that human infants need for proper growth and development. Folate (folic acid) is one of the items it lacks & some commercial goat milks have added this to their product to improve if for human consumption. There are at least a dozen formulas available that provide balanced nutrition for infants. Certainly one will be adequate for any infant. ...Read more

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Could goat milk mixed with face wash be a good remedy for acne?

Could goat milk mixed with face wash be a good remedy for acne?

Of course not: Please forgive my frankness. Somebody made this up as a cruel prank. If your acne hasn't responded to topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated after two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add something that will clear you. I'm really sorry that you had to ask -- acne is a grave personal and professional liability that you need to manage until it remits on your own. ...Read more

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My toddler 19 month got eczema. I'm thinking may be its cow formula. So thinking to change her formula. Which formula is better soy or goat formula?

My toddler 19 month got eczema. I'm thinking may be its cow formula. So thinking to change her formula. Which formula is better soy or goat formula?

Either, but...: 1. Eczema is rarely caused by a food allergy. Nothing wrong with trying, but it probably won't help.
2. Children over 1 year old do not need "formula". You can buy regular goat milk, almond milk, soy milk, etc.
3. Any of these are fine nutritionally as long as they are only a minor part of the diet (less that 16 ounces a day). He/she should be getting mostly regular table food. ...Read more

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Please answer! What kind of soap should I use if I suffer from eczema?

Please answer! What kind of soap should I use if I suffer from eczema?

I love Restoriderm: For body eczema, and gentle cleanser like cetaphil for the face. ...Read more

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Is eczema from milk allergy?

Is eczema from milk allergy?

Not totally: In some kids, cows milk may further irritate eczema. However, cows milk does not cause eczema primarily. Talk to your dr before switching a babys formula or milk. ...Read more

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Can you recommend the best body soap for eczema?

Can you recommend the best body soap for eczema?

Eczema soap: The most popular in the U.S. Is cetaphil. Cerave is a close second. Dove is the best routine soap. Using less soap can often be a great answer. ...Read more

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What soap or body wash should I use I have eczema?

What soap or body wash should I use I have eczema?

Various Options...: Shower daily with lukewarm water for 10-15 minutes. Use a gentle cleansing bar or wash in the sensitive skin formulation as needed such as Vanicream, Dove white bar, Cetaphil, or Cerave. Avoid harsh and drying cleansers, such as Ivory, Irish Spring, or Lever 2000. Pat away excess water and immediately apply moisturizer like Vanicream. ...Read more

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Please answer! What kind of soap should I use for eczema?

Restoraderm: From cetaphil is great and creates a barrier to protect your skin. Also CLS works to prevent superinfection ...Read more

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Children's eczema: what kind of things should they avoid (like pets, types of soaps, etc.)?

Children's eczema: what kind of things should they avoid (like pets, types of soaps, etc.)?

See a dermatologist: Eczema is not related to food. Genetics & dry skin are usual factors. Soaps can be important because caustic soaps such as ivory will aggravate it. Dove, eucerin, neutragena, cerave are good. Soak in bath, then use moisturizer. Probably will need prescription ointment; meanwhile try otc hydrocortisone. ...Read more

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What kind of "dish soap" is good for eczema?

What kind of "dish soap" is good for eczema?

Unscented: Unfortunately no dish soap is "good" for eczema but there are soaps that make fragrant-free preparations that will not be as aggressive on your skin. The best way to do dishes with bad eczema is to wear protective rubber gloves to avoid contact with harsh soaps and hot water. Or better yet have someone else in the house do the dishes instead! Doctors orders... ...Read more

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When should I use moisturizing soaps if I have eczema?

When should I use moisturizing soaps if I have eczema?

Never: Eczema is made much worse by drying cleansers. Soap is a drying cleanser. You should be using a non soap cleanser that won't dry your skin, such as dove for sensitive skin. ...Read more

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Can black soap help eczema? Can raw shea butter help eczema?

Can black soap help eczema? Can raw shea butter help eczema?

Some help: Tar soaps have been used for eczema for a hundred years or more and can be mildly helpful for itching and the outbreak, but can be noisome cosmetically. Shea butter can be helpful by providing a lipid based moisturizing routine, but there are more elegant options that moisturize and heel skin barrier function to help eczema like the Cerave line and others. ...Read more

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My son has eczema and is allergic to some soaps. What is the best deodorant soap he can use?

My son has eczema and is allergic to some soaps. What is the best deodorant soap he can use?

Lever 2000: Lever 2000 is hypoallergenic and has antibacterial properties. Avoid safegaurd if he is very sensitive. Also avoid paper fabric softener and use hypoallergenic laundry detergent marked free. ...Read more

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Is there anything out there I can use as a soap to wash my 2yr old up with, she has severe eczema and we have hard water. Hydrocotizone doesn't work.

Is there anything out there I can use as a soap to wash my 2yr old up with, she has severe eczema and we have hard water. Hydrocotizone doesn't work.

Natural soaps: Try natural soaps such as dr. Bonner's castile soap--unscented or scented; also you can try to limit the length, duration, and type of baths. Shorter cooler baths less often help to maintain the moisture in the skin. ...Read more

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Does milk make acid reflux worse? Can a allergy to milk cause reflux and eczema?

Does milk make acid reflux worse? Can a allergy to milk cause reflux and eczema?

Milk, maybe: To check for reflux and eczema from the milk, I suggest avoiding milk for 3 days; on the 4th day give the baby milk and see if the reflux or eczema worsens. If it does repeat the avoidance and challenge to confirm. If either condition worsens, I suggest avoiding for a month and rechecking. Most such issues resolve with a little time and patience. ...Read more

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My one year old has eczema have found out that he allergy to cows milk he is on gosts can he be allergic to tat too?

Yes, but unlikely: He can be allergic to any food, and that includes goat's milk. However, goats milk is one of the least allergenic foods that there is, so it is generally a good alternative if someone has a serious cow's milk allergy. Your child can be tested to see if he is allergic t the new milk, with either skin testing, clinical trial of the new milk, or blood testing. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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