Posted by Chris Maloney, ND on 03/30/03 at 09:18 PM
Please ask your doctor to take the time to catch up on Oolong tea on medline. Expecting you to do his homework for him is not a good medical practice, particularly if he is prescribing it to you. The truth is that we do not have good studies with children and the anti-inflammatory properties of tea, and the information that we do have is conflicting and should be interpreted by your doctor.
That said, I wonder if you have also been given the range of other safe treatments for eczema, particularly if you are still breastfeeding. If not, please contact your local Naturopathic Doctor or holistic medical doctor.
Chris Maloney, Naturopath