Poor Friendie has been plagued with skin irritations since he was born.
It began with an awful rash on the back of his neck....after some observation and research, we discovered that he is allergic to the 'tagless' ink that Carters and other clothing companies use in their garments. Carters was just wonderful when we contacted them....they sent us shipping containers to return all Carter brand clothing (new and used).
They sent a check to cover the cost of the clothing....which was very generous.
They also sent a Beanie Baby. :)
Now we cover all ink tags in his clothing....and because he is wearing little under pants, I have started buying Moleskin tape to cover those tags.....it is a little softer than the athletic tape I use in his shirts.
Now I have to tell you about our poor little Friendie.
He has terrible eczema.
Especially behind his legs.
He itches all the time.
We use topical ointments often.
But....unfortunately, this rash comes from the inside out.
The main culprit I believe is dairy.
His itchies have reached an all time high.
We have to do something for him.
So "Dr. Grammie" is insisting on a milk free diet to see if that will help.
You need to know.
Friendie LOVES chocolate milk....
and all foods with milk....and cheese....and yogurt.
(I should also mention, he is allergic to peanuts.)
He is trying out Silk Pure Almond Dark Chocolate to replace his coveted chocolate milk.
After that trial run, we will try Rice Milk.
We are really hoping we don't have to remove wheat from his diet also.
I could really use some suggestions or some recipes as we embark on this dietary
In addition to his really bad eczema, he has developed a bad case of MRSA or a type of staph bacteria (he has taken 10 days of antibiotic)
This diagnosis was by "Dr. Grampie"--who is actually board certified. :)
Any advice that you can offer from experience would be appreciated.
As you can see, he doesn't let his itchies get the best of him.