Skin Health Series – Diet and Lifestyle

Skin and Health – Skin Color, Suntan, Aging and Weight Loss Skin functions – Dry Skin, Hot/Cold Touch and Collagen Skin and Health – Veins, Bruises and Moles Skin and Health – Diet and Lifestyle Skin Appearance and Health Conditions Some people’s skin seem to look more wrinkled, less glowing, dark colors under the eyes if they are not sleeping well. Smokers may […]

Skin Health Series – Veins and Bruises and Moles

Skin and Health – Skin Color, Suntan, Aging and Weight Loss Skin functions – Dry Skin, Hot/Cold Touch and Collagen Skin and Health – Veins, Bruises and Moles Skin and Health – Diet and Lifestyle This week we are investigating more into what the appearance of our veins, bruises, moles and hair growth tell us about our health. Veins […]

Skin Health Series – Functions of Skin – Dry, Hot/Cold and Collagen

Skin and Health – Skin Color, Suntan, Aging and Weight Loss Skin functions – Dry Skin, Hot/Cold Touch and Collagen Skin and Health – Veins, Bruises and Moles Skin and Health – Diet and Lifestyle The skin has a few important functions, (i) it protects the body from foreign particle, bacteria and it prevents moisture loss, (ii) the […]

What does Your Skin tell you about Your Health?

This series is exciting because ever since Laura (Dr Verallo-Rowell’s daughter, CEO of VMV Hypoallergenics) told me during our meeting in Singapore that her mom identified underlying health problems after seeing the skin of her friends, I started to scrutinize everyone’s skin! I became interested in the relationship between skin and health, and discovered through […]

Parent (Patient) Eczema Consultation Tips with Dr Susan J. Huang – After Consultation

Before Your Eczema Child’s First Dermatologist During the Eczema Consultation How to Follow-up after Your Eczema Baby Visited the Doctor Marcie Mom: Thank you Dr Huang for last week’s tips on during consultation, this week we are focusing on after the consultation when the parent is now to manage and treat the child’s eczema, as advised by the doctor. […]

Parent (Patient) Eczema Consultation Tips with Dr Susan J. Huang – During Consultation

Before Your Eczema Child’s First Dermatologist During the Eczema Consultation How to Follow-up after Your Eczema Baby Visited the Doctor MarcieMom: This week, we will focus on communication during the consultation. Most parents would have heard about allergy testing and after supposedly sharing with the doctor various suspected food & non-food triggers, he/she may expect to […]

Parent (Patient) Eczema Consultation Tips with Dr Susan J. Huang – Before Consultation

It’s fairly common to hear eczema patients lamenting that their doctors seem to be just prescribing creams and not listening enough. It can be even more difficult for parents, particularly as we are not the one ‘experiencing’ the eczema but we’ve got the responsibility to learn as much from the doctor (while keeping our toddler…

Common Summer Skin Rashes in Kids Series: Insect Bites

Common Summer Skin Rashes in Kids – Sunburn Heat Rash Insect Bites Rash is a common result from an insect bites, and during summer time, there are some insects that grow more, or come out during summer. There are various common insect bites, such as bed bug, mosquito bites, chigger bite. What Insect Bites are […]

Common Summer Skin Rashes in Kids Series: Heat Rash

Common Summer Skin Rashes in Kids – Sunburn Heat Rash Insect Bites Is Heat Rash in Kids due to Sweat, Clothes or Foods? Heat rash is a common term, and in Asia, it may be thought of rashes that come out from consuming ‘heaty’ foods. Is that right? Let’s find out, with the help of […]

Common Summer Skin Rashes in Kids Series: Sunburn

Common Summer Skin Rashes in Kids – Sunburn Heat Rash Insect Bites Sun and Child’s Skin MarcieMom: Finally, there’s sun everyday and it is a great season to have family activities outdoors. We know that the ultraviolet rays damage the skin, and have seen images whereby a middle-aged twin who likes to suntan looks visibly […]

Sharing Treatment for Eczema Children

Eczema Tips for Children 1. Moisturizing within 3 Minutes After Shower This is inline with Dr Jennifer Shu’s tip here, so it appears that it’s an international recommended practice. Dr Lynn shared that should it be difficult to do so, or if skin is still dry, wet wrap can be implemented. For practical purpose, should […]

Doctor Claudia Video – Eczema: Scratching the Surface

Marcie Mom: In the video, Doctor Claudia explained atopic dermatitis and that elevated IgE (immunoglobulin E) triggered allergic response in certain people. There is no single cause of eczema identified, and no cure for the condition. It is instead a multi-factorial condition characterized by defective epidermal barrier that is more alkaline and has more enzyme […]

Doctor Claudia Video – Aging Skin

Why Skin Aged Marcie Mom: In the video, Doctor Claudia pointed out the growth of anti-aging skin products and treatments such as botox, dysport and hyaluronic acid injections. Topics covered in the video include (i) the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic aging and (ii) the biology of aging skin. Dr Claudia explained in the video […]

TCM Series – Understanding Eczema from TCM’s Perspective

For this TCM Series, I’ve the privilege of interviewing TCM Physician Lau Kiew Teck of Raffles Medical Group, Raffles Chinese Medicine Clinic, whose special interests include respiratory conditions, dermatology, pediatrics, diabetes and digestive system disorders. Refer to the first part of this interview here and the second part here. Understanding Herbal Bath & Cream MarcieMom: I read that herbal […]

Staph Bacteria Series with Dr. Clay Cockerell: Prevention of Staph Infection

Bacteria on Skin Understanding Staph Bacteria on Eczema Skin Understanding Treatment Options for Staph infection and MRSA Prevention of Staph Infection How Staph Bacteria Passes From One To Another Staph bacteria, including MRSA, are spread from skin-to-skin or by contact with surfaces and objects. Staph bacteria present in mucous lining of the nose can be passed to […]

TCM Series – Understanding Eczema from TCM’s Perspective

For this TCM Series, I’ve the privilege of interviewing TCM Physician Lau Kiew Teck of Raffles Medical Group, Raffles Chinese Medicine Clinic, whose special interests include respiratory conditions, dermatology, pediatrics, diabetes and digestive system disorders. Refer to the first part of this interview here. Herbal Medicine & its Compounds & Prescription Herbs such as Flos Lonicerae (Jingyinhua), […]

Staph Bacteria Series with Dr. Clay Cockerell: Understanding Treatment Options & MRSA

Bacteria on Skin Understanding Staph Bacteria on Eczema Skin Understanding Treatment Options for Staph infection and MRSA Prevention of Staph Infection Treatment for Staph Infection A common treatment for Staph infection is the use of an antibiotic either topical or oral. Pus may also be drained (only by doctor!). Dr. Clay, what are the common types/names […]

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Series – Understanding Eczema from TCM’s Perspective

Many parents have asked me “What about TCM?” while others have suggested that I explore TCM as an eczema treatment option for my child. I’ve looked into TCM briefly in this archive post, but felt I didn’t know enough to evaluate it. For this TCM Series, I’ve the privilege of interviewing TCM Physician Lau Kiew […]

Staph Bacteria Series with Dr. Clay Cockerell: Understanding Staph Bacteria on Eczema Skin

Bacteria on Skin Understanding Staph Bacteria on Eczema Skin Understanding Treatment Options for Staph infection and MRSA Prevention of Staph Infection Last week, Dr. Clay Cockerell gave us some basics about the type of bacteria found on our skin. This week, we will discuss Staphylococcus aureus (“Staph”) and other harmful bacteria. Staphylococcus aureus worsens Eczema Skin […]

Staph Bacteria Series with Dr. Clay Cockerell: Bacteria on Your Skin

The Invisible Factor affecting your Child’s Eczema Rash – Skin Bacteria More on Dr. Cockerell – Dr. Clay Cockerell was the president of the American Academy of Dermatology in 2005. He is a renowned medical educator having overseen an educational program designed to train the next generation of dermatologists and dermatopathologists and the author of […]