Helping Parents with Eczema Children

Eczema Blues

How do you care for your child with eczema? It disturbed me that there are eczema sufferers and their loved ones who are still not getting the answers they want, who remained confused and frustrated. I truly hope that this blog can turn your blues to bliss, and offer your family a good night’s sleep (only we know how hard that is!)

I find research papers a comfort amidst the onslaught of fake news, that’s why I compile my News & Research from published research. Subscribe to receive important updates on eczema.

Did you get to ask the doctor? I did, and here’s what they said > See all Doctor Q&A

Children Sensitive Skin Products

We have used different products in the past 10 years, here’s what helping our eczema skin now. See all reviews > Shop

Skincare Moisturizer as Eczema Support

Some days I do crazy stuff like look back at my very first few posts, and think to myself How can I make this better? So I’ve taken this post from 2011(!), The One Advice from Specialist (to moisturize), and added our ten-year moisturizer journey. It’s nostalgic.

Helping Your Baby with Eczema

Eczema Consultation How to Talk to Your Child Dermatologist Dr Susan Huang

I got so many questions from parents since 2011 and it saddened me that they remain worried about their baby’s eczema despite receiving a doctor’s prescription. Read this 3-week series on how to improve communication with your dermatologist. It’s also why Prof Hugo and I wrote the book ‘Living with Eczema: Mom Asks, Doc Answers‘ for you.

You’ve probably heard of topical steroid withdrawal (TCS), or red skin syndrome. Its existence cannot be denied but how worried should you be? National Eczema Association (US) undertook a review on TCS, and I reached out to Prof Hugo to distill the article findings for you. Here’s our take on TCS.

One of the most overlooked ways to treat eczema is killing the bacteria that is hindering the treatment. Find out about Staph Bacteria, which colonizes eczema skin and worsens the skin inflammation. I was amazed even after 10 years by how serious staph bacteria colonization is; it needs to be killed but if you have to do so without drying your baby’s skin .

Are you confused about skin pH, optimally balanced pH, acidic skin, alkaline soap and what ALL that mean for your child’s eczema skin? Put on your thinking hat as you check out Dr Cheryl Lee’s 5- week super detailed interviews on all you would ever need to know on skin pH

hear from the Doctors

Do you know there are more than 5 types of hand rashes?

Find out what they are, their triggers, treatment and skincare that you can start today.

Hand Eczema

Summer is a great time for fun outdoors, but it can be pesky for eczema skin.

Learn how to protect from sun burn, heat rash and insect bites. Do you know that aloe vera soothe sunburn?

Sun Protection

Eczema bleach bath with Dr Lawrence Eichenfield AAD

Does bleach bath sound scary to you? I think of Chemical, Potent and Industrial…

The American Academy of Dermatology has a video on bleach bath and learn how you can actually make one at home!

Videos

Science of Skincare Products with Dr. Elisabeth Briand

Is there a difference between home-made and laboraory-made product? Does your cream expire?

Go behind the scene to understand what it takes to formulate a skincare product and what a patented technology is all about.

Moisturizer

Care More than Skin

If you think caring for your eczema child is limited to skincare, you are mistaken. There’s so much more to consider – diet, stress and even parenting. Learn more from the experts > See all Featured Guests

Breathe. Relax. Your brain can communicate with your skin, and there’s an entire field called psychodermatology.

Read how stress can trigger inflammation and worsen your eczema.

Stress

Super foods, power foods, whatever you call it, the nutrients in these foods don’t change. Did you know that Nori seaweed improve wound healing and reduce inflammation?
Are you as clueless as this goat on why its milk is marketed as cow’s milk alternative? We check in with a dietitian on what’s reliable information on milk and how milk can get complicated for eczema babies.
Want to prep anti-inflammatory foods but wonder how to make it yummy for your kid? Get recipe inspirations from Skinny Chef and Julie Daniluk.
You can classify foods in many ways, sweet, salty, spicy.. but one that you have to know is pro-inflammatory vs anti-inflammatory foods. And in case you’re wondering about water, drinking more does not give you moister skin.
Ever hazard a guess on how many times you have said Stop Scratching? Is your child scratching out of itch or habit?
Can you look into a mirror and see that you are stressed? Explore this Skin-Health series to find out what your skin can tell you

I am working on an ebook ‘The Art & Science of Caring for my Baby with Eczema’. Sign up below to be the first to know when it’s ready (the free copy offer has been fully subscribed!).

Meanwhile, check out my published book Living with Eczema: Mom Asks, Doc Answers.

inside scoop on brands

Does it matter how your baby’s diapers are made?

Get behind the scenes with The Honest Company, the company founded by celeb Jessica Alba.

Brand Interviews

Wait. You have sensitive skin and you put on makeup?

We dare say it’s possible but you have to be smart about it. Alana Mitchell will tell you how.

Makeup

If you search for mittens that can withstand scratching, you’d have seen ScratchMeNot.

Andrea Thomas is a true inspiration. She’s got a problem, she created the solution.

Clothing

Did your doctor recommend wet wrap for your child’s dry skin?

It’s such a standard and effective eczema therapy that I question why you’ve not heard of it from your doc.

Wet wrap

You’ve got a scalp eczema problem. You want your hair to look good.

Who else better to help you than Celeb Hairstylist Kristan, after all, she’s styled Matthew Mcconaughey and Ryan Gosling.

Scalp Eczema

Check out more than 70 interview series with experts here

#YouGotEczemaMail

That’s just me, helping whenever I can by answering questions on forums and Quora

What can I do about my child’s rashes on face other than steroids?

What can I do while waiting for a specialist appointment?

How can I treat my baby’s hand eczema?

When will my baby outgrow eczema?

What we use to manage eczema without steroids

How being a teen can screw up your eczema management

What you should not be expecting the childcare center to do

How my baby handled her first skin prick test

Trending Eczema News

It is tedious. It is time-consuming. I still do it because I believe in evidence-based treatment for eczema > See all Eczema News and Research

Eczema Warriors on NEA

I’m an Eczema Warrior on National Eczema Association – I love contributing to this special feature because I believe we are truly warriors. Fighting for our children, to give them a quality of life despite the eczema.

Cartoons for Sleepless Eczema Nights

Eczema… baby… sleep… even after 10 years, it’s not getting better. For a dose of humor to get us through the sleepless itchy nights, check out these cartoons

101 Things that Moms with Eczema Child do Differently

Life of Eczema Girl

Mom NeedyZz

Cleaning dust for dust mite allergy mom and child eczema cartoon
Eczema and Sleep from a Child's point of view

Eczema cartoon from child with eczema's point of view

Unsolicited Eczema Tips for Baby Skin
Babysitting Eczema Baby

Living with Eczema stories

There is power in sharing > Read these over 30 inspiring stories from “Someone who Has Eczema” series and contact me if you like to share yours.

Someone has eczema Gail Story on EczemaBlues Everything for Eczema
SOMEONE Manages Eczema Baby and Nut Allergic Child
This is a series focused on a personal journey with eczema while managing a certain aspect of life. Today, we have Gail, who shares about managing eczema for her baby and nut allergy for her older daughter. Gail has spent much time looking for products…
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Someone manages children with eczema and allergy Janice story on EczemaBlues
SOMEONE Manages Children with Eczema and Allergy
This is a series focused on personal journey with eczema while managing a certain aspect of life. Today, we have Janice, whose son has allergies and daughter has eczema, and shares how she juggles her time managing both children’s allergic conditions and work. Janice is…
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Someone has eczema child cloth diaper Mievee Story on EczemaBlues
SOMEONE has Eczema and manages Cloth-Diapering
This is a series focused on personal journey with eczema while managing a certain aspect of life. Today, we have MieVee, whose 4.5 year-old child has eczema since 5 months old and shares how she manages her son’s sensitive skin around the diaper area. MieVee…
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Someone has eczema Louise Jones Story on EczemaBlues Peanut Allergy
SOMEONE Manages Severe Peanut Allergy for Eczema Child
This is a series focused on personal journey with eczema while managing a certain aspect of life. Today, we have Louise Jones, whose son has a severe peanut allergy and shares how she manages his allergies and eczema. Louise is passionate about learning and sharing…
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Someone has eczema UpliftingFam Christy Story on EczemaBlues
SOMEONE Manages Son’s Eczema during Summer
This is a series focused on personal journey with eczema while managing a certain aspect of life. Today, we have Christy, who shares how she manages her son’s eczema which flares up during summer. Christy blogs at UpliftingFamilies and is passionate about helping families with their parenting…
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Someone has eczema allergies intolerances WhatAllergy Ruth Story on EczemaBlues
SOMEONE Manages her Eczema, Allergies and Food Intolerances
This is a series focused on personal journey with eczema while managing a certain aspect of life. Today, we have Ruth who is sharing about her eczema, allergies, food intolerances and allergic march. Ruth is a copy writer and marketing communications specialist (Ruth Holroyd) and…
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Someone has eczema allergies chronic pain Camper Jen Paincamp on EczemaBlues
SOMEONE Manages her Eczema, Allergies and Chronic Pain
This is a series focused on personal journey with eczema while managing a certain aspect of life. Today, we have Camper Jen who is sharing about her eczema, allergies and how she manages it all along with her chronic pain. Camper Jen founded PainCamp and…
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Someone manages Eczema Herpeticum on EczemaBlues
SOMEONE Manages Eczema Herpeticum
This is a series focused on personal journey with eczema while managing a certain aspect of life. Today, we have Jenny who is sharing about her eczema herpeticum experience. Jenny blogs about her own personal experiences with eczema at i-have-eczema. She also has a lovely…
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Someone manages son allergy testing Kristin AGiftofMiles Story on EczemaBlues
SOMEONE Manages Allergy Testing for Child
This is a series focused on personal journey with eczema while managing a certain aspect of life. Today, we have Kristin Beltaos, whose son has severe food allergies and shares how she manages his allergies via allergy testing. Kristin is a member of the Anaphylaxis…
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Someone has eczema severe baby eczema Lauren Story on EczemaBlues
SOMEONE Manages Baby with Severe Eczema
This is a series focused on personal journey with eczema while managing a certain aspect of life. Today, we have Lauren, whose 3 year old son has severe eczema in his first year, and shares how she manages eczema for a newborn. Lauren plays and…
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Someone has eczema child multiple allergies Story on EczemaBlues
SOMEONE Manages Child with Multiple Allergies
This is a series focused on personal journey with eczema while managing a certain aspect of life. Today, we have a father, known as Spanish Key, who has a daughter with eczema and multiple allergies, and shares how he manages her daughter’s conditions. Spanish Key…
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Someone has Eczema Rebecca Beczema Story on EczemaBlues
SOMEONE has Eczema and Manages her Self-Confidence
This is a series focused on personal journey with eczema while managing a certain aspect of life. Today, we have Rebecca, who has eczema and shares how she manages her self-confidence. Rebecca blogs at Beczema on her eczema journey. Marcie Mom: Hi Rebecca, thanks so…
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Someone managed two children with eczema Singapore mom Story on EczemaBlues
SOMEONE Managed Two Children with Eczema
This is a series focused on personal journey with eczema while managing a certain aspect of life. Today, we have Ee Laine, whose 1st and 2nd sons have eczema since 6-month old and 3-month old, and share how she manages taking care of two children…
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Someone has thyroid cancer and manages eczema Gibz Story on EczemaBlues
SOMEONE has Thyroid Cancer and Manages Eczema
This is a series focused on personal journey with eczema while managing a certain aspect of life. Today, we have Gibz, to share how she manages her eczema, a side effect of the treatment for her thyroid cancer. Gibz is a lovely young lady, and…
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Someone has eczema Wet Wrapping Stephanie Allerchic.com.au on EczemaBlues
SOMEONE Managed Wet Wrapping for Child with Eczema
This is a series focused on personal journey with eczema while managing a certain aspect of life. Today, we have Stephanie, whose daughter has eczema since 18-month old and shares how she manages wet wrapping for her. Stephanie is the founder of Allerchic, an online…
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Someone has eczema Deborah Talkhealth Story on EczemaBlues
Someone Manages Differing Eczema Views
This is a series focused on personal journey with eczema while managing a certain aspect of life. Today, we have Deborah Wyatt, whose daughter’s eczema inspired her to start TalkHealth, an online community including that of eczema. Deborah will share on her experience managing differing…
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Someone manages son allergic march Sarah Chapman Story on EczemaBlues
SOMEONE Managed Allergic March for Son with Eczema
This is a series focused on personal journey with eczema while managing a certain aspect of life. Today, we have Sarah Chapman, whose third son has eczema since three-month old. Today, she shares how she managed her son’s Allergic March. Sarah is a volunteer with…
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Someone has eczema Judy Converse NutritionCare.net Story on EczemaBlues
SOMEONE Managed Diet for Child with Eczema
This is a series focused on personal journey with eczema while managing a certain aspect of life. Today, we have Judy Converse, founder of Nutrition Care for Children LLC, whose son showed signs of eczema in his first two months. Today, she shares how she managed her…
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Someone has eczema Kelly BambooBubby Story on EczemaBlues
Someone with Eczema Baby Managed Returning to Work
This is a new series focused on personal journey with eczema while managing a certain aspect of life. Today, we have Kelly who will be sharing on returning to work, at about the time when her son with eczema was six-month old. Kelly is the…
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Someone has eczema child clothing trigger Tiffany Story on EczemaBlues
SOMEONE manages Child’s Clothing – Eczema Trigger
This is a new series focused on personal journey with eczema while managing a certain aspect of life. Today, we have Tiffany to share how she manages her daughter’s eczema whenever she tries on new clothing. Tiffany is a mom of two and very active…
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Someone has eczema child Tina TrulyRichMom.com Story on EczemaBlues Figuring Moisturizing
SOMEONE managed Moisturizing Eczema Child
This is a series focused on personal journey with eczema while managing a certain aspect of life. Today, we have Tina Santiago-Rodriguez, whose three-year-old daughter has had eczema since a year old and shares her journey in figuring out what to moisturize her child with.…
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Someone has eczema Jennifer of the Eczema Company Story on EczemaBlues
SOMEONE manages TWO kids!
This is a new series focused on personal journey with eczema while managing a certain aspect of life. Today, we have Jennifer Roberge, whose eldest son Tristan has had eczema from three-month old and shares how she manages taking care of him while having another…
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Someone has eczema Bathing and after-bath skincare Julie Story on EczemaBlues
SOMEONE manages Bathing and After-Bath Skin Care
This is a new series focused on personal journey with eczema while managing a certain aspect of life. Today, we have Julie C., a married mom, who has had eczema since she was 5 years old and shares how she manages her baths and after-bath…
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Someone manages son eczema bedtime routine Vida Mommy Lok Story on EczemaBlues
SOMEONE managing Bedtime for Eczema Child
This is a eries focused on personal journey with eczema while managing a certain aspect of life. Today, we have Vida Lok, whose 4 year-old son has had eczema since he was a few months old and shares how she manages bedtime for her son.…
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Someone has eczema Andrea of ScratchMeNot Eczema Childcare Story on EczemaBlues
SOMEONE managed Childcare
This is a new series focused on personal journey with eczema while managing a certain aspect of life. Today, we have Andrea Thomas, whose daughter has eczema from 2 months old and shares how she manages finding childcare for her daughter. Andrea is the founder…
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Someone has eczema children and managed infant feeding milk Connie RayConnieBaby.Blogspot.com Story on EczemaBlues
SOMEONE managed Infant Feeding
This is a new series focused on personal journey with eczema while managing a certain aspect of life. Today, we have Connie, whose daughter has eczema since infant and shares how she manages feeding (infant). Connie blogs at rayconniebaby. Marcie Mom: Hi Connie, thanks for…
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Someone has eczema Lisa LifeofaHappyMom.com eczema child and eating out Story on EczemaBlues
SOMEONE manages Eating Out with Child
This is a new series focused on personal journey with eczema while managing a certain aspect of life. Today, we have Lisa, who is sharing on managing her son’s eczema when eating out. Lisa blogs at mybabyhaseczema.com and also LifeofaHappyMom.  Marcie Mom: Hi Lisa, thanks…
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Someone has eczema Amanda of Nottingham Story on EczemaBlues
SOMEONE has Eczema and Better the Future
This is a new series focused on personal journey with eczema while managing a certain aspect of life. Today, we have Amanda, who is a return guest to my blog; a previous interview with her was on building a vibrant support group, something which Amanda…
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Someone has eczema Selena of AmazingandAtopic.com on beach holidays EczemaBlues
SOMEONE has Eczema and managed Beach Holidays
This is a new series focused on personal journey with eczema while managing a certain aspect of life. Today, we have Selena Bluntzer, whose 4-year-old daughter has had eczema since she was 3 months old and share how she manages beach holidays with her family.…
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Someone manages outdoor fun for eczema child Joan RiseandShineExpo Singapore Story on EczemaBlues
SOMEONE has Eczema and managed Outdoor Fun for Child
This is a new series focused on personal journey with eczema while managing a certain aspect of life. Today, we have Joan Ong, to share how she manages her son’s eczema while encouraging him to take part in outdoor sports. I first learnt of Joan’s…
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Someone has Eczema Annie Fox Teenage Eczema Story on EczemaBlues
SOMEONE has Eczema and managed her Teenage years
  This is a new series focused on personal journey with eczema while managing a certain aspect of life. Today, we have Annie Fox, M.Ed., to share how she managed her eczema during her teenage years. Annie is an internationally respected educator, award-winning author and…
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Someone has eczema and managed makeup Erica EczemaBlues
SOMEONE has Eczema and managed Make-up
This is a new series focused on personal journey with eczema while managing a certain aspect of life. Today, we have Erica Cheung, who has eczema for three years and shares how she manages her make-up. I first learnt of Erica’s eczema while reading her…
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