Our first encounter with Atopic Dermatitis in 2007

Eczema- an Indian perspective

My daughter, Aiyana was a chubby 1 year old child when we first realised that her skin was not exactly what is called “baby soft” that we usually read or hear about. Her baby skin was  quite rough in texture that somehow never quite felt smooth to touch. This was the first time we had heard of  this skin condition  which is called Atopic Dermatitis (or Eczema as it is commonly known)since till then we were not aware of this skin condition.

Aiyana when she was 1 year old

We also came to know that certain foods tend to trigger inflammation of skin for children with eczema. Through trial and error  we came to know that our daughter was allergic to eggs, dairy and though we did not give her any tree nuts (hazelnut, walnut, peanut, cashew etc) we avoided all of these all the same. This dietary restriction did help in alleviating her skin texture…

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