Friday, July 9, 2010

Nummular Eczema

 Keet had his appointment with Dr. Foote last week, and his eczema is supposedly not related to allergies. Keet is not apparently allergic to the big Five (Cow's Milk, Egg, Soy, Wheat, Peanuts).

There are still lots of possible irritants out there though that may be causing him to react with the eczema outbreaks. While traveling in Norway, he was horribily uncomfortable. I still suspect there is some sort of food/environmental irritant.

We started steroid treatment, and it looks so much better than it did, but this can't be a life-long solution. The eczema he's diagnosed with mostly is found on old men (go figure, my old soul). They say it's cause is unknown. Poor baby! It literally appeared one day and has slowly become worse and worse. Glad he's relieved from the itching for now, but drugs for life is not a realistic approach.

Our next appointment is on Wednesday.

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