Skin: Infantile eczema. Recovery of topical steroid damage

Infantile eczema (elbow). Almost healed in 3 weeks.

Fig. 1. Topical steroid skin damage.  Note wrinkled, scaling. inflamed red skin.
Fig. 1. Topical steroid skin damage. Note wrinkled, scaling. inflamed red skin.
Fig. 2. TS ceased. 3 weeks after daily wheatgrass extract. Damaged skin almost recovered.
Fig. 2. TS ceased. 3 weeks after daily wheatgrass extract. Damaged skin almost recovered.

Same child. Infantile facial eczema

Topical steroid damage to facial skin.
Topical steroid damage to facial skin.
After 3 weeks’ daily application of wheatgrass extract, the child’s skin has significantly improved.
After 3 weeks’ daily application of wheatgrass extract, the child’s skin has significantly improved.

Mother’s Testimonial

It’s been around 3 weeks after using the wheatgrass extract. I am amazed how strong the skin around his neck area and face has become. He still scratches but not as much as before using your wheatgrass products. He mainly scratches at night when he's hungry or needs a nappy change. Before, he would easily get open wounds and the area starts to weep. He has not had any wounds since we started wheatgrass. His elbows are taking a bit longer to clear up but I believe they will get better soon. The back of his knees are also getting much better. Just to let you know, I used the same products on my 4 year old daughter who has very bad eczema on the back of her knees. She always has open wounds on both legs and screamed whenever I bathe her. I started using the spray on her 2 weeks ago and her skin has improved a lot. Sometimes, almost as if she didn’t have eczema. My husband and I thought we will never find anything that can help our children’s condition get better. Even our friends noticed the improvement.

W. C. Australia. 10 May, 2016

Dr. Chris Reynolds comments:

This case of infantile eczema demonstrates how the condition can be successfully treated without resorting to using topical steroids (TS) - drugs that can lead to dependency or addiction and the “Red Skin Syndrome”.

This baby was commenced on these drugs - usually the first step towards dependency in young children and infants, which can eventually lead to chronic "eczema" in adulthood, which is actually topical steroid addiction. If the patient is weaned off the drugs, the skin eventually returns to normal.

Before I began using wheatgrass, I was equally guilty for recommending hydrocortisone.  Thanks to wheatgrass extract, that is no longer necessary.

Topical steroid treatment can be misleading. Often the rash clears up quickly, but then flares again. Repeated visits to the doctor, and dependence on TS causes the child to become increasingly resistant to treatment, so a stronger topical steroid may be intorduced. Unfortunately, all this time, the TS are gradually thinning the skin (atrophy), reducing its ability to perform its numerous functions such as protecting the body from infection. The more the skin atrophies or thins out, the more difficult the problem is to control, and the TS often gets worse.

Which is why I use wheatgrass extract on infants and children with eczema and those with topical steroid withdrawal problems. It is a simple, safe way to control eczema outbreaks and recover the child's skin, as shown in the photographs above.

No infant or child with a skin condition should be exposed to topical steroids of any kind. It is far better (and safer for the child), to use a natural remedy that does no harm either to the baby’s skin or immune system. Wheatgrass has adequately filled these requirements, and is very safe to use on infant skin.

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Dr. Chris Reynolds.

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