Marcie had her half-yearly check-up last Saturday at NUH’s children clinic and we are happy that her skin is considered good enough not to use steroid. Instead, we ought to follow the 3 tips from her doctor, Prof Hugo (in picture):
2. Use chlorhexidine before applying steroid cream to clean away the bacteria so that the steroid cream will be more effective
3. Go swimming few times a week!
Update 2018: Instead of chlorhexidine gluconate wash, Octenisan is recommended instead as it is less drying. Do not use an antiseptic body wash daily as both the good and bad skin bacteria are washed off. Also, the antiseptic body wash lotion has to be left on the skin for at least a minute before rinsing off to give sufficient time for the antiseptic to work.