Can Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) be Used to Treat Eczema on an Infant?

LDN Specialist Pharmacist Michelle Moser
Pharmacist Michelle Moser

Can Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) be Used to Treat Eczema in an Infant?

Infants and eczema, it's usually something that they're eating or being passed in the breast milk that can affect the gut biome.  If there's eczema on the skin, we look at the gut because it's usually something going on with the gut.
You can use topical LDN to help with the itching but if you give the baby oral LDN that's where you're going to be able to treat eczema more effectively. 
I'm thinking of a gal who had such bad eczema that literally her hands were peeling and cracking and if she held her hands still, she was pretty much okay, but that doesn't help when you work in an office and you type or write all day long.
She took LDN orally and after 60 days couldn't even tell that she had issues.  It was really cool.  I think she used a little bit topically so I think it did help on the skin.  It wasn't transdermal. 
Transdermal is what we can use in an infant instead of oral as well, just depends on the base, again. In this gals’ situation as well, she still had to address her diet because it's been said many times before; ‘you can't outlive a bad diet.’ A bad diet isn't necessarily that you're going through McDonald's four times a day.  That isn't what I'm saying. A bad diet is even just a food element that you're taking into your body that your body wants nothing to do with.  It is causing you issues.  That's part of the bad diet. If you have gluten issues and you eat gluten; there's going to be issues.  Same thing with dairy or soy or egg or whatever it is. There are some over-the-counter tests that you literally prick the finger and put a little bit of blood on this little card and you can send it off and it'll tell you exactly what you what you're allergic to.