Contact Dermatitis – Can a Child have Eczema and this?

Can my Child have both Atopic and Contact Dermatitis? Contact dermatitis is more common in adults, but it is possible that a patient with atopic dermatitis also have contact dermatitis. The logic is that eczema skin barrier is defective, thus more vulnerable to hypersensitive reaction to chemicals. The chemicals which I’ve found from recent years’ […]

Contact Dermatitis – does your Eczema Child have it?

So far we have not gone ‘technical’ in this blog to differentiate between atopic dermatitis and contact dermatitis, simply because when we talk about eczema, we are referring to atopic dermatitis. So what’s the difference between the two? And more importantly, are our eczema children also suffering from contact dermatitis? Is the treatment the same? […]

Eczema Research News – Moisturizing, Fancy or not?

Today’s topic is on Moisturizer, does Eczema need the fancy stuff? Any parent with eczema child would have come across moisturizing, after all it is standard treatment of eczema. Moisturizing is a topic that has generated MANY comments among parents, two of the more popular posts are Help! What Moisturizer to Use on your Eczema Baby (52 […]

Eczema Research News – More Sun and Vitamin D?

Today’s topic is on Vitamin D, should we need more Sunshine? Sunshine has been covered in this blog, but mostly to understand whether we need sunscreen (answer is yes!) and what types of sunscreen and how to apply. Tips on sun protection from renowned dermatologists have been shared, such as Protecting Skin – by Dr Ava Shamban […]

Eczema Research News – Reduce Staph Bacteria?

This is part of a quarterly round-up of some of the recent eczema-related studies, so that we can be aware of possible treatments and their efficacy (and I can also keep myself updated with the latest eczema research!) Today’s topic is on Staph Bacteria, should we Reduce it? Staph, short for Staphylococcus aureus, is a bacteria that […]

Eczema Research News – Do Antihistamines work?

This is part of a quarterly round-up of some of the recent eczema-related studies, so that we can be aware of possible treatments and their efficacy (and I can also keep myself updated with the latest eczema research!) Today’s topic is on Antihistamines, do they Work? I’ve read in forums that some patients swear it […]

Eczema Research Focus Month – House Dust Mite

The above is a cartoon from Life of Eczema Girl. In the cartoon, I shared that there is no need to do crazy cleaning if the child does not have an allergy to house dust mite. Now, I’m not sure if I have to take back my words as I’ve come across this study that […]

Eczema Research Focus Month – Obesity and Asthma

This is an interesting study – on obesity. Obesity had been covered in this blog, noting a relationship between obesity and severe eczema. Obesity has impact on inflammation and chronic diseases, and in this study, there is some relationship established between obesity and TV on various allergic conditions. The study is part of the ISAAC […]

Eczema Research Focus Month – Food Allergy

Last week, we looked at Probiotics. For today, we’re looking at the relationship between eczema and food allergy. In this study, it was indicated that a breakdown in skin barrier and skin inflammation in eczema could lead to increased food sensitization -> food allergy. This had been covered in the outside-in hypothesis post. Main points […]

Eczema Research Focus Month – Probiotics

This month, instead of the regular Friday sharing by eczema friends around the world, I’d be sharing some of the newer research studies this year. #1 Many parents and friends have been busy and I’m still waiting for their sharing (contact me if you like to share!) and #2 There are many new research that […]

Coins, Bras and Specs – Nickel Allergy

This is a quick post, as a study had just been released about the new coins in UK, where “nickel-plated coins deposit higher levels of nickel onto skin than cupro-nickel coins, and hence pose an increased allergy risk“. It could also trigger dermatitis/eczema. Got me interested to dig a little into nickel allergy, and here’s a quick snap shot of […]

Women Itch and Scratch Differently from Men

This study is published in June 2013 British Journal of Dermatology and I think it wasn’t reported as much as many are reporting the link between antibiotics and babies developing eczema. But I do think this study is interesting: 1. Study is on “Gender differences in chronic pruritus: women present different morbidity, more scratch lesions […]

Antibiotics given to Baby linked to Eczema

This is a new study published in the British Journal of Dermatology, but I’m having a tough time finding the actual study thank you to EndEczema for directing me to the original study. From what I’ve read in UK online news, the results of the study are: 1. Babies given antibiotics in the 1st year […]

MRSA Decolonization Hospital – Eczema implications

A quick post on the latest study published in the above New England Journal of Medicine on the effectiveness of chlorhexidine soap on the decolonization of MRSA in hospitals. 1. Investigating if targeted decolonization or universal decolonization are more effective in hospitals. Why hospitals? Hospitals is one of the common areas where staph bacteria S. aureus […]

Eczema Medication Series – Prednisolone

This is a series on some of the medication that I’ve collated from parents who shared in forums. For this week on Prednisolone, my baby with eczema had been prescribed a one-time 3 week reducing dosage course at about 7 month old, and it had cleared her eczema which then became manageable after the course. […]

Eczema Medication Series – Cellcept

This is a series on some of the medication that I’ve collated from parents who shared in forums. My baby with eczema hadn’t been prescribed these, but my usual investigative self got interested after reading mixed feedback on these medicines. Do share in the comments your child’s experience, and the effect on his/her eczema. What is […]

Eczema Medication Series – Methotrexate

This is a series on some of the medication that I’ve collated from parents who shared in forums. My baby with eczema hadn’t been prescribed these, but my usual investigative self got interested after reading mixed feedback on these medicines. Do share in the comments your child’s experience, and the effect on his/her eczema. What […]

Oral evening primrose oil and borage oil Ineffective for Eczema

This is a quick update on the study just published on evening primrose oil and borage oil. A quick summary of the study: Study Objective: To assess the effects of oral evening primrose oil or borage oil for treating the symptoms of atopic eczema. Scale: This is a review article, meaning it reviewed studies done […]

Eczema Medication Series – Cyclosporine

This is a series on some of the medication that I’ve collated from parents who shared in forums. My baby with eczema hadn’t been prescribed these, but my usual investigative self got interested after reading mixed feedback on these medicines. Do share in the comments your child’s experience, and the effect on his/her eczema. What […]

Eczema and Diet Studies

This post is just what it is – The investigative bug has caught up with me and given that there are (i) more studies on impact of diet on eczema, and (ii) more people (experts or not) claiming that their diet is ‘proven’, I’m setting out in this post to POUR THROUGH ALL THE ECZEMA […]