Skin pH with Cheryl Lee Eberting, M.D.– Skin pH and Eczema Impact

Parents are always looking at getting the right product for their children with eczema – many of these are marketed as pH-balanced and it can be confusing whether alkaline, acidic or neutral is good. What is our Skin pH? pH stands for the potential of hydrogen, which is a measurement of the hydrogen ion concentration. […]

Eczema News – Nipple Eczema – Oh My!

There’s a recent study on Nipple Eczema: An Indicative Manifestation on Atopic Dermatitis published in July 2014’s American Journal of Dermatopathology. The study of 43 individuals with nipple eczema, part of whom had eczema history and the others without eczema, showed no definite difference between the patterns of their nipple skin inflammation. It prompted me […]

Eczema News – Tattoo and Eczema – is it worth the Skin?

Tattoo has been rising in popularity – from TV shows, to ordinary persons in the gym! You see them (almost) everywhere and it’s no longer the ‘hip’ or ‘happening’ guys and gals who tattoo. How does tattoo affect your skin barrier? Will tattooing lead to skin rash/eczema and can eczema sufferers have tattoo? This is […]

Eczema News – Honey and Eczema : Is it Effective?

Manuka Honey had been covered briefly in this blog 3 years ago when my child had Hand-Foot-Mouth-Disease. It is sometimes applied on the skin for its anti-inflammatory and skin repair properties. Is it effective as a moisturizer or as a topical treatment for eczema? Today’s eczema news look into the recent studies on honey’s impact […]

Elderly Skin Conditions series – Asteatotic Eczema (Xerosis or Cracked Skin Eczema)

This is another 4-part series, focusing on elderly. For those of you who have been following this blog, you know I’ve been passionately persevering in bringing you information for eczema children. This month, however, I’m inspired to focus on elderly because (i) I see a desire among elderly ladies in the eczema support group meeting to care for their skin and […]

Elderly Skin Conditions series – Incontinence Associated Dermatitis

This is another 4-part series, focusing on elderly. For those of you who have been following this blog, you know I’ve been passionately persevering in bringing you information for eczema children. This month, however, I’m inspired to focus on elderly because (i) I see a desire among elderly ladies in the eczema support group meeting to care for their skin and […]

Elderly Skin Conditions series – Stasis Dermatitis (Varicose Eczema)

  This is another 4-part series, focusing on elderly. For those of you who have been following this blog, you know I’ve been passionately persevering in bringing you information for eczema children. This month, however, I’m inspired to focus on elderly because (i) I see a desire among elderly ladies in the eczema support group meeting to care for their […]

Elderly Skin Conditions series – Elderly Skin, How does Skin Age?

This is another 4-part series, focusing on elderly. For those of you who have been following this blog, you know I’ve been passionately persevering in bringing you information for eczema children. This month, however, I’m inspired to focus on elderly because (i) I see a desire among elderly ladies in the eczema support group meeting […]

Eczema Complications series – Erythroderma

This is a 4-topic series focused on complications from eczema and mainly inspired because my daughter recently had impetigo. Moreover, the potential complications from bacterial, viral and fungal infection are not very often emphasized yet a child with eczema is often vulnerable to infections. So let’s explore! Erythroderma and its Causes Erythroderma refers to generalized […]

Eczema Complications series – Eye and Eyelid

This is a 4-topic series focused on complications from eczema and mainly inspired because my daughter recently had impetigo. Moreover, the potential complications from bacterial, viral and fungal infection are not very often emphasized yet a child with eczema is often vulnerable to infections. So let’s explore! Eyelid Functions and Skin The eyelid very often […]

Eczema Complications series – Folliculitis

This is a 4-topic series focused on complications from eczema and mainly inspired because my daughter recently had impetigo. Moreover, the potential complications from bacterial, viral and fungal infection are not very often emphasized yet a child with eczema is often vulnerable to infections. So let’s explore! Bacterial Infection Last week, we covered viral infections – […]

Eczema Complications series – Molluscum Contagiosum

This is a 4-topic series focused on complications from eczema and mainly inspired because my daughter recently had impetigo. Moreover, the potential complications from bacterial, viral and fungal infection are not very often emphasized yet a child with eczema is often vulnerable to infections. So let’s explore! Molluscum Contagiosum (Virus) Apart from molluscum contagiosum, the […]

Eczema News – Impetigo for Eczema Child

Impetigo is a common bacterial infection for children ages 2 to 5, and more likely for a child with pre-existing skin condition such as eczema. Today’s article aims to find out more about impetigo, its signs (how to recognize it early), its treatment, prevention and the correlation between impetigo and eczema/atopic dermatitis. What is Impetigo? Impetigo […]

Eczema News – Is Baby Wipes causing the Rash?

In the beginning of the year, there was a ‘scare’ – news circulated that baby wipes is the cause of terrible rash on the face of babies. This is in response to a study published from observations of 6 children, with ‘disfiguring patches to crusting, swelling, blistering and tiny cracks in the mouth, cheek, hands […]

Eczema News – Outgrowing Eczema for Children

Many parents are concerned with whether (and W-H-E-N) their child will outgrow eczema – the stress, the sleep deprivation, the constant itch and scratching that comes with eczema can indeed be very challenging for both parents and the child. Are there any factors that give us hope that our child will have a higher chance […]

Eczema News – Herpeticum for Atopic Child?

Eczema herpeticum has been covered in this blog before, and for the past few months, there seem to be more parents contacting me or commenting on this topic. There are a few key questions, with the main one being whether a child with eczema/atopic dermatitis is more susceptible to eczema herpeticum and whether once a […]

Eczema News – Bioresonance : What?

The Bioresonance companies must be doing a good job marketing (in Singapore), via Google ads or other channels, because more parents are asking about this and whether they should try it. Offhand, I think the picture I chose says my first thought – I mean, seriously, cells give off vibes? But as always, I approach […]

Soda and Child series : Impact on Eczema, Allergy

For the past two weeks (here and here), we have explored the Top 10 Bads of Soda for our children. Today, we’d be going into whether soda leads to allergic conditions. There is actually very little written on this, and I’ve scoured both the web and Pubmed. Thus far, the biggest culprit ingredient linked to […]

Soda and Child series : Top 10 Bads of Soda

Last week, we started the Soda and Child series and today, we would continue exploring the other ingredients of soda. #3 Phosphoric Acid – Phosphorous deplete calcium in the body which is essential for the child’s growth, putting teenage girls at risk of osteoporosis. There are some studies that show that drinking soda is related to […]

Soda and Child series : Impact on Kids Health

For the past few years, there is much awareness on the ‘danger’of soda –even celebrities are more mindful of endorsing soda brands (google Beyonce, Scarlett Johansson and Taylor Swift)! Sugar, which is a key ingredient in soda drinks, is inflammatory and well-known nutritionists like Rania Betayneh and Toby Amidor had offered tips on inflammation in this […]