Last year, when an eczema bleach bath study was published in the Pediatrics journal, I was crossing my fingers for our one-year old toddler (he has very severe eczema). The treatment is suppose to reduce symptoms of chronic eczema (atopic dermatitis). According to the buzz in the media, a bleach bath is practically a miracle treatment for eczema. In reality, the treatment doesn’t cure eczema, but it is suppose to help significantly. This year, our dermatologist finally gave us approval to try the bleach bath treatments for eczema on our little toddler.
Little Disney turned seven months old last Saturday. He’s still cute and has a great smile, but his life has not exactly been filled with rainbows and unicorns. At night, Little Disney wakes up hungry every two hours like a newborn. He’s been to the doctor’s office many times, had blood work done three times, been to a dermatologist and an allergist, and now has to go see a pediatric gastroenterologist. Our baby hates formula, solid foods, antihistamine medication, and being fed with a bottle. Little Disney also has acid reflux, which makes him spit up puddles of food. And he also hates his infant acid reflux medication, which costs a lot but doesn’t seem to help.