Childhood eczema in its early stages can be recognized by red patches in the folds of skin behind arms and legs; and can be easily confused with nappy rash in early stages.
The condition makes the child scratch the affected area causing the infection to spread.
This causes the child to feel uncomfortable, miserable and in extreme cases very distressed.
The condition is usually treated with a course of anti-bacterial creams and emollients to soften the skin.
The author explains that the conventional advice of GP’s and other health professionals is not always the best solution.
Parents are encouraged to embark along a more natural and holistic course of treatment.
This involves the exclusion of additives and colorings in foods known to cause eczema.
The usual recommended creams are discarded in favor of oil of evening primrose; and now seen as really beneficial, pure aloe vera.
Along with sections on diet and medication, natural fibers such as cotton and leather are recommended for clothing and the cleaning of homes with baking soda (bicarbonate of soda).
This book is specifically aimed at children as eczema can continue into adulthood and often leads to other symptoms such as hay fever and asthma.
Therefore there is a lot of information in this book that might also be of use to adults who also suffer from skin complaints such as eczema or psoriasis.
It also features an alphabetical list of all food additives along with their E numbers. Food labels especially do not now state the Enumber but the actual name of the additive usually confusing to the average consumer. This list is an invaluable guide to what you are actually buying and eating.
This book is based on the author's own experience of treating his daughter with chronic childhood eczema to its total eradication using the guidance above.