I Am Kate cartoon – Every day of 365 days of Mom work

Personally I find it difficult to think and plan when at home, as the demands of the home/ child seem endless and even if I’ve planned, my plans are hard to carry out unless in the middle of the night (like now, 1am, preparing this post, asking myself ‘why do I keep doing this?’ and replying […]

Word Search for Eczema Kids – Skin Facts

Words: Skin Organ Epidermis Sweat Protect Smooth Moisture Barrier Dermis Oil Dry Renew Sunburn To print out the pdf, click here and read these skin facts series to learn more about our skin, and our baby skin and eczema skin are different. Facts about our Skin versus Baby and Eczema Skin Sun protection in adults, […]

Surfactant Skincare series – Surfactants and Functions

Kicking off Wednesday posts in 2016, like to explore this group of ingredients which is present in all cleansers but also have the potential to irritate skin. Surfactants are ingredients that are active on surfaces, mainly to lower the surface tension on the skin and remove dirt, sebum, oil from cosmetic products, microorganisms and exfoliated […]

I Am Kate cartoon – Mom New Year Resolution

This year we’re continuing with the characters from last year’s Mom NeedyZz cartoon but focusing on Kate charting her life. A little like what I always feel in the beginning of the year. I pray that all mothers have a little ‘me’ time to think through their life, but yes, we’d always still be a mommy.

Kickstarting 2016 with Friday Eczema Kids Activity!

Happy New Year to everyone! I pray that this blog will be a blessing to you in 2016 and I’m inspired to create activities for eczema children to learn about their skin and eczema. This is the first one that I’ve created, so give me feedback and thank you for letting EczemaBlues be a part […]

Top 5 Q&A from Living with Eczema: Mom Asks, Doc Answers

Most of you would know that I co-authored with Professor Hugo, NUH, a book ‘Living with Eczema: Mom Asks, Doc Answers‘ published last year. As an end of the year special, I picked five questions asked and Professor Hugo’s reply (almost half the book is Q&A, I picked these 5 based on being common questions parents […]

Mom NeedyZz Cartoon – Marriage is Number 1 Priority

Hang tight! In 2016, we’re exploring more about marriage for this eczema parents couple. For more Mom NeedyZz cartoon, see here.

Eczema News #Christmas Special – Top 10 Allergy Suspects

It’s end of the year, it’s Christmas time and there are actually quite a few things about Christmas that can really spoil the season fun. Apart from visiting others’ homes (pet, mold, dust mites), eating foods that you don’t normally eat (or never eaten before), there’s the Christmas tree that can cause quite a few […]

Mom NeedyZz Cartoon – Baby Christmas Food

Well, what can I say? Not all questions are understood the same way by man and woman! For more Mom NeedyZz cartoon, see here.

Skin Facts – Skin Renewal in Babies and Eczema Skin

This is the last of Skin Facts series and as we come to a close in 2015 and usher in 2016, one Skin Fact to look at is how our skin renew itself. The dermatological terms are ‘epidermal cell proliferation‘ which takes into account the turnover of cells and there are differences between normal adult, […]

Eczema News – Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity

Around end November 2014, I ran a blog series on Children Food Sensitivities, explaining there are various types of gluten-related food sensitivities, namely: Celiac disease – Immune system attacks the villi in the esophagus when exposed to gluten protein gliadin, found in wheat, barley, rye, and sometimes oats. This lead to intestinal inflammation, flattening of the villi […]

Mom NeedyZz Cartoon – Not Even Milk is Safe?

The ‘screen’ is from Dr Mercola’s website and I don’t think it’s untrue as another dermatologist has mentioned the inflammatory effects glycation has on our body. The question should be what is the best alternative if I can’t breastfeed, instead of breastmilk vs formula milk (‘breast milk is best’ remains the recommendation). I remembered researching […]

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 […]

Impact of Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) Fermented Extract on Skin and Eczema (#Biogenics16 series)

Last week, we learnt much about LAB Fermented Extract (Biogenics 16) and its effects on a child’s intestinal health, as well as the dosage and safety of Biogenics 16. This 2nd part of the series will focus on clinical studies on LAB Fermented Extract’s effect on skin and eczema, specifically examining the two published studies conducted […]

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 […]

Mom NeedyZz Cartoon – Baby Cereal

Sometimes it really feels like nothing can be eaten! For more Mom NeedyZz cartoon, see here.

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 – […]

Impact of Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) Fermented Extract on Children’s Health (#Biogenics16 series)

Intestinal health has gained importance in recent years due to studies that showed the link between intestinal health and numerous other health conditions, (beyond gastrointestinal conditions) even to skin and allergic conditions. It is known that not all probiotic strains are effective and also not all probiotic supplements are of high density and quality to […]

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 […]