*UPDATE* I got a message from our ND saying that the fact that her eczema has worsened with anti-fungal treatment shows that there is a connection between the yeast healing and the rash, and recommends we continue with the full course of anti-fungals and he feels her eczema should clear up after that. I hope he's right. That is another possible intepretation. The yeast clearing up (reversed 5 of Wands) could be causing the flare-up. But I just don't know. That would make sense considering her history with it that showed up in the tests and that her diet hasn't changed to warrant that. We will see. Perhaps things are going well and I'm mistaking this as a sign things are wrong.
I was recently (a day or two ago) pulling cards on my daughter's eczema treatment and what was going on with it. I have not been able to come up with a solution. We've removed all dyes, perfumes, parabens, or anything else in soap, laundry detergent, bubble bath, shampoo or anything else that comes in contact with her skin. Nothing in her diet has changed that would account for this eczema cropping up only in the past month or so. The things I've tried (including expensive, high-quality creams which are free of chemicals and the usual suspects) have been a dead end. Her eczema continues to worsen. I have spent hours researching and have spent money on various things including borage oil and other supplements, again, to no avail. So...what next?
Here are the cards I received, which seemed to describe the situation. The King and Queen of Pentacles represent my daughter's naturopathic doctors who are a husband and wife team. This much I know because this reading is about her and those cards always represent them in readings about her. When I see the upright Queen of Pentacles I instantly think, 'Maybe she has the answer'. This doctor, the wife, specializes in dietary changes and herbs. The husband, shown reversed, specializes in supplements and biofeedback and the biochemical aspect of things. I wonder, then, if diet is more to blame. Perhaps I should, in addition to the gluten, casein, soy, peanuts, etc that we avoid, consider a dietary change, such as SCD, GAPS or paleo. I've been pondering this even before the rash developed but now I'm really considering it, especially since I have read some sites advocating such a thing for eczema. I don't know, though.
The reversed Tower makes me think again of seizure control, and I think that card was just in there to reassure me, because every time my daughter has any kind of issue or symptom I immediately freak out and worry that seizures will follow. I fear any imbalance will lead to that. But so far it has been three years...three years on Friday...since she has had a seizure and I am hoping that is a good sign. I also think the reversed 5 of Wands shows that the rash isn't caused by yeast. The 5 of Wands upright in readings about my daughter has come to mean a yeast/candida infection. She's currently being treated for candida, and I feel like this is speaking to that. It is possible that it shows it as an issue, but the reversal makes me think it is eliminating it as a possibility of cause.
The only upright cards in the reading are the Queen of Pentacles and the 5 of Cups, showing my disappointment in the whole situation. Last night I wrote an e-mail to my daughter's doctor (the man), but now I am wondering if I should make an appointment with my naturopath, the woman, to discuss possible dietary changes in moving forward. Eczema is often caused by dietary allergies, and healing diets and allergies are her specialties. Even though I don't savor the idea of having yet more dietary restrictions, perhaps she can give me some good ideas for how to proceed.