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8. The poison mother

This anecdote involves a young male, who was 25 years old, and a woman that came along with him to my clinic. Although the man sat on the chair for the examinee, the woman stood. There was a chair ready for friends and family, so I asked whether she wanted to sit down. This woman, however, remained standing with glazed eyes asking about the man’s AD condition. It was then that I realized that she was the man’s mother. To ease the mood, I lightheartedly mentioned how the mother looked young and how I had thought that she was my patient’s wife or sister, to which she timidly replied that she was, indeed, his mother and continued to inquire about her son’s condition. The man was silently staring down during the whole conversation.

Despite the AD symptoms seen on his face, the man had a sturdy body structure. However, when I wondered whether he had some learning disability and asked about his occupation, they replied that he worked at some company but was currently unemployed; I had gotten my answer that he was not disabled. Immediately after answering, the mother continued on by complaining on how the company shouldn’t have made him work despite his condition, and that she personally made them stop. She then took her son’s shirt off to show me his symptoms, saying “how terrible they are”. I looked down on his medical record and reconfirmed that he was 25 years old and though “Goodness gracious, the mother’s the allergen”.

These cases are so frequent that I usually see one once a week. I’m almost tempted to tell the mother to back off since she’s the cause of her son’s AD. These are stereotypical overprotective mothers. It makes me even think of how unloved her husband must be, although there are some cases where there are some strange fathers who accompany their 16 year old daughter who has to take off her shirt for inspection. Overprotection can be a sickness when it comes to this extent. Being with overbearing parents will drive anybody crazy. Also, these are the parents that tend to despise the thought of their child using steroid ointment as if it were the devil’s medicine. In the past people had a big family where one child couldn’t get much attention, so children could run around with cleft hands, gunk in their hair, and running noses. They knew nothing about AD and as they grew older and healthier, their ringworms and other diseases naturally healed. This is exactly how correct the hygiene hypothesis is. Mothers and fathers should note that AD does not kill children. You should just be cautious of cataract and a detached retina, and aside from that, just let them be! This is also effective treatment, believe it or not.

9. Food for thought for the expectant mother

I get many questions from expecting mothers asking what they should do to make sure their child doesn’t get AD as well. One of the causes of AD has to do with DNA, so it is hard to prevent in that aspect. However, as I have mentioned in the beginning, the primary cause of AD is accumulated arachidonic acid in the cell membrane, and if you prevent that from happening, you could do your part in changing your baby’s body composition so that he or she won’t develop AD as easily. Consequently, I recommend pregnant and nursing mothers to eat Japanese food as much as they can. It is too late to suddenly change your diet in the later stages of your pregnancy. If you are trying to conceive, start adopting a Japanese as soon as you can.

One theory that is getting recognition, published by David Parker, a professor at England’s South Hamptom University, regards unborn babies developing lifestyle-related diseases. Parker epidemiologically proved that an unborn baby’s environment (the mother’s uterus) can cause problems later on such as heart-related diseases, diabetes, and stroke. When a graph of heart diseases in England and Wales were compared, it was found that the chance of developing heart diseases correlated to neonatal deaths, which lead to the formulation of this theory. Although AD is not such a disease as diabetes, heart disease and stroke, it is affected by the mother’s diet and nutritional intake while the child was in his or her mother’s womb. After 4 to 7 weeks since viviparity, the organs pertaining to the immune system are formed. Consequently, the first two months of pregnancy are very important, and no matter how much you hate supplements, you must take the vitamins and minerals set forth in Section 9 “Important Supplements” except bladderwrack, moringa, vitamin B6.

Another question is whether pregnant women can use steroidal ointments. I have written in the beginning how taking steroids orally and using steroid ointment are two completely different things. As a result, steroidal ointment use will not have any effects on the baby. Also, as far as I know through my personal experience, I have not heard or seen any cases where a pregnant mother with AD lost her child or gave birth to a malformed child due to steroidal ointment use. However a research conducted by doctor Tsunetoshi Shimazu, who works at the allergy department of Shimazu Hospital, and doctor Norihide Yamaguchi, who works at the Keimeikan Clinic, which observed the gender of the babies whom their mother took topical hormones, revealed that out of the 45 babies, only three were boys (one of which was a stillborn), and the other 42 were girls. Clearly, the number of girls greatly outnumbers the number of boys.

The two doctors have a cautious attitude and have not jump to conclusions based on only 45 examples, which hardly enough. However, since the ratio of boys to girls is not 20:25, but is 3:42, we can estimate that using steroids does have an effect. As a result, especially during the first months of pregnancy (which includes a couple of months before you get pregnant), pregnant women should avoid using steroidal ointments. Even if they are going to use it, they should stick to weak ones.

10. AD Babies

There have recently been more babies, 3 to four months old, who have been getting AD symptoms. Sadly, there are even some who can’t get treatment since their parents fear the effects of steroid ointments, which makes their skin flare up like a boiled octopus. Most children have at least one parent who has asthma, AD, or pollen allergies, but there are cases where none of the family members have those conditions. They have not moved to a new house (which rules out sick house syndrome), do not live in a pollution or pollen stricken area, and do not have a pet, thus making the cause of AD impossible to identify. Perhaps it could be that the mothers were lying about their “healthy” diet.

However, there is no need to worry since AD goes away quickly with newborns. No matter how bad the skin looks, start from, at most, a very strong kind of steroidal ointment (not strongest) and your child’s AD will be cured in days. After that, the strength of steroidal ointment will decrease so that your child will eventually use steroid-free ointments like MA(0).

Mothers who are nursing should stick to the dietary recommendations mentioned before. Breast milk is best for a child, but if it does not come out, you could use powdered milk and add biotin in it. In terms of what children should eat during their weaning period, read page 145 to 148 of Yoshitaka Nagata’s book on why oil and its harmful effects on AD (Mikasa Publishing, Inc).

This book mentions in detail, from its hardness to the frequency, of what kinds of fish you should eat during the early, middle, and last stages of weaning. I will refrain from doing so right here because of copyright issues.

This is information obtained from Dr. Makise’s having cured atopic dermatitis of 40,000 people or more in total and the latest and highest atopic dermatitis treatment. But this is provided for information only. No action should be taken based solely on the contents of this website; instead, readers should consult appropriate health professionals on any matter relating their health. Readers who fail to consult with appropriate health authorities assume the risk of any injuries. Dr. Makise is not responsible for errors or omissions.
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