I’ve tried a lot of things in attempts at curing my son’s eczema. He’s come a long way since the head-to-toe severe eczema he had just one year ago. March 2011 is when things started to change for us. In this “Our Eczema Trials” series I will do my best to recap our successes and failures. Will these things work for your child? Maybe. Maybe not. We all know – what works for one child may not work for the next. So, if you choose to follow this series, please let us know – what worked for you, what didn’t. We can all learn from one another.
Now onto, the Immune Balancer
Tristan has been taking Moducare Immune System Support Multi-Vitamins
(not an immune booster, which many people use just as they’re starting a cold or sickness), a natural tablet for kids, for almost a year now. It contains sterols and sterolins from white pine. According to the company it “is especially formulated to restore, strengthen and balance the immune system of your child. This formulation has been found to be effective at enhancing an underactive immune system and/or modulating an overactive one. Taken daily, it also helps prevent bacterial and viral infections and is a strong anti-inflammatory.”
Tristan’s skin has been beautiful most of this time he’s been taking this supplement, other than the occasional flare-up when he’d been sick or he mistakenly ate something he shouldn’t have. We stopped giving it to him two weeks ago to see if we’d notice a difference in his skin. Although supplements can be great, I don’t want to give him something his body doesn’t need. During the two weeks he’s had no other lifestyle changes. A few days ago I noticed his skin had gotten quite a bit worse. Pink around the eyes, dry pink eczema patches on his face and neck. Worse around the wrists, but they’ve been pretty irritated all winter. It seems that he must have been getting gradually worse since we stopped the immune balancer. Also, just two days ago he all of a sudden reacted to the Makeda unrefined shea butter we’d been using on his face, usually with great results. Today we tried the Boo Boo cream on his face instead. Same reaction. He has NEVER reacted to these products before.
My only conclusion – the immune balancer really worked for him. We’re starting it up again tomorrow. I expect his skin will start improving and will back to beautiful in a few weeks time. I sure hope that’s the case……
Has anyone else tried any sort of immune therapy? Balancers? What were the results?