Allergies and Eczema Healed through Prayer and Healthy Eating
Miriam was born in 2000 and at first it seemed that she was a perfectly healthy baby. After 2-3 weeks she developed bad eczema, which started on her face, but then spread over her whole body. It became worse every week and our paediatrician did not know what it was. When Miriam was 4-5 months old, even the folds of her skin were raw and you could see her flesh. She was a very restless baby, was obviously in pain and she would scratch herself until she bled.
We went to different doctors, but they didn’t know what was causing the eczema and gave us cortisone to treat Miriam with. My paediatrician was not satisfied with this treatment and did various blood tests. He found out that Miriam was allergic to chicken protein (and other fowl like turkey etc.), dairy protein, wheat protein and nuts. From a scale of 0 to 6, the doctor could not give us a result, because it was so high! This information was devastating, because we had to change our whole diet and I had to stop breast-feeding immediately. The following six months were really difficult. Miriam needed a special diet and a lot of extra care and attention. Her skin was so itchy that she could not sleep through a single night. I couldn’t even change her nappy without her screaming and scratching. We prayed for her healing everyday and even Joana, Miriam’s three year-old sister, prayed for her healing every day. We changed our food to an organic diet which excluded all dairy, chicken, wheat and nut products and were very careful with what we ate.
In January 2001 I went to Scotland with the girls for 4 weeks. Miriam ate a piece of bread containing wheat and nuts, which should have caused a bad allergic reaction. I prayed for her healing immediately and it was amazing to see that her body did not react negatively to the bread.
After this evening she still could not eat any dairy or chicken products, but she could eat wheat and nuts! Her skin was still cracked and itchy, but we knew that she would be fully healed one day and we remained in prayer every day for her complete healing. When Miriam was one year old, I had to take her for a health check-up. Our doctor, who had known Miriam since she was born, recognised that her skin was much better. He took a new blood test, which he asked to have repeated twice as he could not believe the result, which was that Miriam had been completely healed of all allergies! She has been a healthy little girl, with beautiful skin, since that day, and can eat anything!
We are very grateful for this healing and give God the glory for it. We are still keeping to an organic diet, as we know the impact food can have on our lives.