Eczema in Babies & Children

Eczema in Babies & Children

When babies and children suffer with eczema it can be painful and frustrating for both child and parent alike.
It’s heartbreaking to see a small child or baby covered with scratch marks – a tell tale sign of eczema. Babies and toddlers with eczema find it impossible not to scratch, and most will constantly wear mittens or socks on their hands to protect their delicate skin. Sleep is often restless, adding to the mounting frustration of itching, overall discomfort and over-tiredness.
Holistic modalities can be highly effective in treating babies and children with eczema. Topical herbal washes are often all it takes to completely heal the skin. For more severe cases, we prescribe internal herbs in the form of herb powders or glycerine-based tinctures.

  Leaf-2a What’s Unique About My Baby’s Eczema?

In holistic dermatology, everyone’s case of eczema is unique. Chinese herbal treatment focuses on the underlying “patterns of disharmony” associated with each child’s skin problems. How can we tell what patterns your child has? Read more…

Leaf-2c  Why Go Holistic?

Holistic treatment for children’s eczema is highly effective with long-lasting results. Infants and toddlers have a naturally “pure” constitution – they haven’t yet been exposed to loads of unhealthy foods and years of stress like most adults have. For the most part, they heal quite quickly. Read more…

Leaf-2f  When Will I Be Better?

A treatment course for eczema varies depending on the severity and duration of the condition. Mild cases with a recent onset generally clear up within a month of treatment. Serious cases can take up to four months of treatment to fully resolve.  We treat until the child’s condition is stable. Once this happens, their bodies will naturally remain in a healthy state on their own.

Leaf  Does Herbal Medicine Really Work?

In the vast majority of cases – Yes. Herbal medicine is one of the most effective methods to address underlying imbalances and completely heal eczema in babies and children.

Leaf-2g What About Acupuncture?

Holistic treatment for eczema mainly relies on herbs and botanicals. Occasionally a child may also be given acupuncture (or laser acupuncture) for temporary, symptomatic relief. But for a complete healing program that addresses both current eczema lesions and the underlying root of the problem, herbal medicine is key. We rarely do any acupuncture at all for patients with eczema.