AFTER struggling for three years to treat their son Lincoln's debilitating eczema condition, Troy and Rachel Kunst are finally seeing some results.
Lincoln, who turns four tomorrow, touched the hearts of Central Queensland after his story was published in The Morning Bulletin last month.
Many residents offered potential solutions to Lincoln's condition.
Speaking with the Bulletin yesterday, Troy said Lincoln's condition had improved "around 75%" in just the past three weeks, after undergoing a new treatment.
Troy said Lincoln's condition had become so severe that he had to be admitted to the Rockhampton Hospital for treatment.
"The paediatricians at the hospital have just been so good to us," Troy said
"They called up specialists in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney and found the best ways to treat Lincoln."
Lincoln's new treatment includes baths in diluted bleach, cortisone creams and a complete overhaul of his diet.
"We've cut out all dairy, soy, wheat and gluten products from his diet; so along with treating the condition externally, we are trying eliminate all the things that could potentially set him off," Troy said.
"After going through all this, we've realised just how little we knew about this condition before and how complex it really is, so we are really grateful for everybody who has helped us."
Although the Kunst family is still awaiting the results of bloods tests which may shed further light on Lincoln's condition, Troy is happy to see his son finally getting some relief.
"It's just been so great to be able to see him play with his brother and just enjoy himself like every other kid his age"
- Eczema affects one in eight babies and young children
- Eczema can be a result of genetics and is passed from parents to their children
- Eczema often also comes with allergies such as asthma or hay fever, or even a food allergy.
- The chance of your child developing eczema is doubled by having one parent who is affected.