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This Mother Stays Busy On Internet While Her Little Boy Lies In A Sink All Night

This is a story of Isaiah - a three-month-old kid who suffered a lot more in the first few months of his life than most of us do in a longer time span. A red rash used to break out on Isaiah's skin whenever he was exposed to perfume or some other sort of intense odour, his rash kept on getting worse. So bad that his skin ruptured and began to bleed and discharge.

This Mother Stays Busy On Internet While Her Little Boy Lies In A Sink All Night

This Mother Stays Busy On Internet While Her Little Boy Lies In A Sink All Night

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How common is it to witness a phenomenon like that?

How common is it to witness a phenomenon like that?

His doctors concluded that he had a bad case ezcema. They prescribed him a steroidal topical ointment for relief.

His doctors concluded that he had a bad case ezcema. They prescribed him a steroidal topical ointment for relief.

At first, the rashes began to recede showing positive developments.

His entire body turned red and new rashes emerged.

His entire body turned red and new rashes emerged.

Isaiah needed something beyond ointments to tame the severe outbreaks.

The doctors couldn't comprehend his severe reaction. His hair started to fall out and he was hardly responsive.

The doctors couldn't comprehend his severe reaction. His hair started to fall out and he was hardly responsive.

His mother Stephenie says : "The doctors said it was just eczema. There was one GI doctor who said I was poisoning my child with breastmilk and that I needed to stop right away." Imagine the horror.

5 months later he suffered an extreme outbreak in which his skin would burst open.

5 months later he suffered an extreme outbreak in which his skin would burst open.

After heavy doses of steroid, he was normal. But then right after two days the outbreak returned and all he could do was scream incessantly.

The only time he felt better was when he was in water, which is why his mother spent hours sitting next to him while he rested in the sink.

The only time he felt better was when he was in water, which is why his mother spent hours sitting next to him while he rested in the sink.

Imagine the plight of a mother who cannot even hug her child or hold him because every time their skin came in contact, his would "burst open and start discharging like crazy."

To avoid the risk of infection and to help Isaiah, his mother started avoiding everyday life experiences.

To avoid the risk of infection and to help Isaiah, his mother started avoiding everyday life experiences.

She wrapped him up in medical bandages and applied multiple layers of ointment to soothe him. His hands had to wrapped as well so that he doesn't scratch himself in sleep.

After the doctors raised their hands on Isaiah's case, his mother turned to the internet for help.

After the doctors raised their hands on Isaiah's case, his mother turned to the internet for help.

On a forum, she found a post on "steroid withdrawal" and saw pictures of children with same problem. She then realized what Isaiah's issue was.

She decided to stop his steroid doses and resolved to make her own ointments which would be as gentle on the skin as possible.

She decided to stop his steroid doses and resolved to make her own ointments which would be as gentle on the skin as possible.

They were talking about all home made remedies for the little boy.

She discovered that a combination of lemon grass and zinc worked best for little Isaiah's skin. He began developing spots completely free of inflammation.

She discovered that a combination of lemon grass and zinc worked best for little Isaiah's skin. He began developing spots completely free of inflammation.

Isaiah himself started realizing what made him feel better. Every time it would start itching even minutely, he would run to his mother and point at the ointment. After 10 successful months of "steroid withdrawal" , Isaiah is now a completely normal 1 year old. Stephenie says - "We lost the first year of his life. We couldn't even touch him properly then. Now, we hold him all the time, he's a great hugger!" Stephenie believes that her story can possibly help other mothers and their children with similar problem. Therefore she wants her story to be shared. Maybe it can exempt another child from suffering and help another desperate mother!

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