I am so thankful to have found this group. My eight year old son started having outbreaks a month ago around his mouth. Very itchy and painful. Mentally he was not in a good place, dermatologist and pediatrician just want to give topical steroids. The creams seem to help a bit but exacerbates the pain and itching when applied.
I found a book called Skin Deep that focuses on the mind body connection and how that shows in our skin. We started diffusing and rolling oils along with meditation in the morning and night. It seems to be helping his mental outlook but he has had three flair ups in 1 month. Because of the pain he has started pulling his hair to help relieve the pain I just want to figure out what’s causing it so we can help him get through this or manage it moving forward. Breakouts are around his mouth so I’m guessing it could be food. I think our next step might be an allergy testing. Any thoughts or advice appreciated (pictured are all three outbreaks)