Categories
Eczema Tips

Selection of Moisturizer (II) – Moisturizer and Ingredients

Last week, we’ve covered the 10 Moisturizer Selection Tips. This week, (as promised!), I’ve compiled ingredient listing for common moisturizers found in pharmacy (in Singapore/Asia as some brands are marketed under different brand names in the US/UK). There are broadly 3 generations of moisturizers: 1st generation moisturizers are occlusive – these act as a layer to […]

Categories
Eczema Tips

Skin Expert Tips on Selection of Moisturizer

In June 2015, there was an eczema public forum held at the National Skin Centre Singapore and one of the talks was “Making the Right Choices for Your Skincare – Expert tips on Selection of the Right Moisturizer and Skincare Products” by A/P Professor Giam Yoke Chin. There was a segment of her talk where […]

Categories
Doctor Q&A Eczema Tips

Skin pH with Cheryl Lee Eberting, M.D.– Moisturizer and Skincare Products

This is the 4th post of Skin pH series: Read the 1st post on Understanding Skin pH and its Impact here, 2nd post on Overly Acidic and Alkaline Skin here and 3rd post on Diet, Environment on Skin here. We are privileged to have Board Certified Dermatologist Cheryl Lee Eberting, M.D. again for this 5-week skin pH series. Read more on […]

Categories
Other treatments

Alternative treatment – Udder Cream as Moisturizer for Eczema

Lately, I came across a recommendation by a mom that using udder cream has helped with her child’s eczema. Udders are mammary glands and the care and hygiene of the udders are important in milking. Udder creams are developed to soothe the chapped skin of the udder, prevent infection and irritation during milking. Somewhere along […]

TrueLipids Ceramide + Cream

100ml, 3.4 oz

Tubifast Wrap – Kids Gloves

1 pair, 2 pieces

Cetaphil UVA/UVB SPF50+ Sunscreen

50ml

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing

8.5 ounces

Physiogel Daily Moisture

500g

QV Cream for Dry Skin

500g

Bioderma Atoderm Baume

200ml/ 6.67 ounces

Helping Parents with Eczema Children

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 Helping Your Baby with Eczema 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 […]

Categories
Doctor Q&A

Skin Defences against Staph Bacteria – Q&A with Dr Donald Davidson

I came across this study “IL-1 beta-induced protection of keratinocytes against Staphylococcus aureus-secreted proteases is mediated by human beta defensin 21” where the researchers studied how the skin protected itself against staphylococcus aureus (“staph bacteria”). This research is important because staph bacteria is known to colonize atopic dermatitis skin, and in doing so, have resulted […]

Categories
Doctor Q&A

Allergic Contact Dermatitis in Children (II) – Q&A with Dr Steve Xu

This is a continuation of last week’s interview with Dr Steve Xu MD MSc where we discussed contact dermatitis, the differences between irritant and contact dermatitis, the top 10 pediatric contact allergens in personal hygiene products and practical consideration of when to suspect contact dermatitis in a child. On ‘Bland’ Skincare Products MarcieMom: I’ve emphasized […]

Categories
Doctor Q&A

Allergic Contact Dermatitis in Children (I) – Q&A with Dr Steve Xu

Eczema is a skin condition with many parts to the puzzle – it is linked to hereditary skin condition, allergens (food, inhaled, contact and airborne), environmental factors (heat, humidity), bacteria colonization on skin (and how gut microbiome may affect allergic conditions), lifestyle factors (stress, hormonal change) and also suspected to be linked with diet/ water. […]

Categories
Doctor Q&A

Topical Corticosteroid Withdrawal – Q&A with Prof Hugo

In March 2015, the National Eczema Association (NEA, in US) published a study on steroid addiction in patients with atopic dermatitis. This was by members of its task force, who looked into the evidence regarding steroid withdrawal as many eczema sufferers were asking about the steroid addiction syndrome, along with many cautioning and enquiring on […]

Categories
Eczema Facts

Skin Facts – Lipids in Baby and Eczema Skin

This is the 6th post exploring ‘Skin Facts’ and today’s focus is on the lipids/ fats in our skin. There is distinct difference between the skin lipids of normal adult skin, baby skin and eczema skin. Let’s explore skin lipids! Types of Skin Lipids There are lipids from both sebaceous and keratinocyte/ epidermis: Sebaceous – from […]

Categories
News & Research

Eczema News – Does Water Hardness affect Childhood Eczema

We can’t live without water and it is an area which many parents suspect may have something to do with the eczema. Water that we drink or bathe in has been covered in this post, but today’s post is focused on Water Hardness and reviewing the research in this area. October 2015 Study on Water hardness […]

Categories
Eczema Facts

Skin Facts – Chemicals Penetrate via Baby Skin

Many chemicals come into contact with our skin, some intentional and others inadvertently. How much chemicals penetrate our skin? What about that of a baby or those who have defective skin barrier like eczema sufferers? This 5th post of Skin Facts series explores the chemicals our skin comes into contact with. Our Skin Structure – […]

Categories
News & Research

Eczema News – ‘Lipid fingerprint’ Treatment Approach

At end September 2015, it was announced on various medical new sites that Oregon State University’s researchers have developed a new approach to treat eczema that is Personalized; and based on Individual lipid deficiencies (akin to lipid fingerprint) The new system patented (yet to be developed) requires testing of skin and lipid samples (from sticking and pulling off a […]