SOMEONE has Eczema and managed Allergies, Asthma and Make-up

This is a new series focused on personal journey with eczema while managing a certain aspect of life. Today, we have Tristan Joseph, who has eczema since her childhood and shares how she manages her make-up. Tristan is a support volunteer with The Eczema Society of Canada and also blogs at AtopicGirl on allergies, asthma […]

SOMEONE has Eczema and managed Beach Holidays

This is a new series focused on personal journey with eczema while managing a certain aspect of life. Today, we have Selena Bluntzer, whose 4-year-old daughter has had eczema since she was 3 months old and share how she manages beach holidays with her family. Selena blogs at AmazingandAtopic.com on her daughter’s multiple food allergies, […]

SOMEONE has Eczema and managed Outdoor Fun for Child

This is a new series focused on personal journey with eczema while managing a certain aspect of life. Today, we have Joan Ong, to share how she manages her son’s eczema while encouraging him to take part in outdoor sports. I first learnt of Joan’s son’s eczema when her business partner contacted me about Rise […]

SOMEONE has Eczema and managed her Teenage years

This is a new series focused on personal journey with eczema while managing a certain aspect of life. Today, we have Annie Fox, M.Ed., to share how she managed her eczema during her teenage years. Annie is an internationally respected educator, award-winning author and a trusted online adviser, specializing in helping teens become people of […]

SOMEONE has Eczema and manages Occupation as Massage Therapist

This is a new series focused on personal journey with eczema while managing a certain aspect of life. Today, we have Paola Bassanese, who has had eczema since her childhood years and whose work as a massage therapist requires frequent hand-washing. Paola is the founder of Energya, an award-winning massage therapy practice based in Central […]

SOMEONE has Eczema and managed Make-up

This is a new series focused on personal journey with eczema while managing a certain aspect of life. Today, we have Erica Cheung, who has eczema for three years and shares how she manages her make-up. I first learnt of Erica’s eczema while reading her story on Huffington Post. Erica writes for Huffington Post and […]

Scalp Eczema Series with Kristan Serafino: Treatment for Scalp Eczema

This is a 3-week series focused on scalp eczema, which is seborrheic dermatitis on the scalp. Having scalp eczema affects one’s appearance and Marcie Mom collaborates with celebrity hairstylist Kristan Serafino to explore hair solutions that are appropriate and attractive for those suffering from scalp eczema. Kristan received formal training at Toni & Guy and works with numerous celebrities […]

Scalp Eczema Series with Kristan Serafino: Who gets Scalp Eczema?

This is a 3-week series focused on scalp eczema, which is seborrheic dermatitis on the scalp. Having scalp eczema affects one’s appearance and Marcie Mom collaborates with celebrity hairstylist Kristan Serafino to explore hair solutions that are appropriate and attractive for those suffering from scalp eczema. Kristan received formal training at Toni & Guy and works with numerous celebrities […]

Scalp Eczema Series with Kristan Serafino: What Is & Triggers Scalp Eczema?

This is a 3-week series focused on scalp eczema, which is seborrheic dermatitis on the scalp. Having scalp eczema affects one’s appearance and Marcie Mom collaborates with celebrity hairstylist Kristan Serafino to explore hair solutions that are appropriate and attractive for those suffering from scalp eczema. Kristan received formal training at Toni & Guy and […]

Friday Q&A with Sue Atkins – TV Babysitter

Parenting children with eczema does bring unique challenges, such as scratching (till bloody) when being disciplined or guilty when eczema worsens (yet again). MarcieMom has the privilege of asking The Parenting Expert, Sue Atkins, on her advice for dealing with these challenges. Sue is the author of the best-selling book ‘Parenting Made Easy – How […]

Friday Q&A with Sue Atkins – Weaning Co-Sleeping

Parenting children with eczema does bring unique challenges, such as scratching (till bloody) when being disciplined or guilty when eczema worsens (yet again). MarcieMom has the privilege of asking The Parenting Expert, Sue Atkins, on her advice for dealing with these challenges. Sue is the author of the best-selling book ‘Parenting Made Easy – How […]

Friday Q&A with Sue Atkins – Punishing Fingers?

Interview with Sue Atkins, The Parenting Expert Parenting children with eczema does bring unique challenges, such as scratching (till bloody) when being disciplined or guilty when eczema worsens (yet again). MarcieMom has the privilege of asking The Parenting Expert, Sue Atkins, on her advice for dealing with these challenges. Sue is the author of the […]

Friday Q&A with Sue Atkins – Parenting Made Easy

Parenting children with eczema does bring unique challenges, such as scratching (till bloody) when being disciplined or guilty when eczema worsens (yet again). MarcieMom has the privilege of asking The Parenting Expert, Sue Atkins, on her advice for dealing with these challenges. Sue is the author of the best-selling book ‘Parenting Made Easy – How […]

Friday Q&A with Sue Atkins – Discipline for Eczema Children

Interview with Sue Atkins, The Parenting Expert Parenting children with eczema does bring unique challenges, such as scratching (till bloody) when being disciplined or guilty when eczema worsens (yet again). MarcieMom has the privilege of asking The Parenting Expert, Sue Atkins, on her advice for dealing with these challenges. Sue is the author of the […]

Signing Time – Great for keeping fingers busy + Available on iPad

I’ve blogged a few times on how signing has helped Marcie with her eczema, by distracting her from scratching. You can read my guest post on AtopicSkinDisease.com or refer to my post Distracting Little Fingers or my interview with Laura Berg, the founder of another sign language program MySmartHands. I love learning sign language with my baby Marcie, and […]

Eczema meets Chickenpox

My girl, two year old, just passed the 14 days medical certificate required for chickenpox. With some sanity finally restored in the house, I could post a short account of what happened. Before the 1st Day of Chickenpox Actually, her pre-school already had a round of toddlers getting chickenpox and the teachers thought Marcie’s tiny […]

One more reason not to Stress your Child

Stress is one of the more common triggers of an eczema flare-up. Studies revealed that babies, young children and teenagers all suffer from stress, and usually go unnoticed by the parents.  Stress can come from many sources, such as separation from parents in preschool, academic pressure, peer pressure, knowledge of financial or work difficulties faced […]

Is it OK to have Only One Child?

I’ve struggled with this issue and like to end 2011 with a ‘preliminary’ conclusion. So, as I always do, I research. And based on recent studies, there is no evidence supporting that the only child will fare worse than children with siblings, in fact fare better in areas of achievement and intelligence. Here’s my pros […]

Do Low Income Eczema Children Suffer More?

Prevalence of Eczema in Singapore SchoolchildrenWe all know the cost that goes into managing our children’s eczema, it’s not only expensive, it is also stressful for the parents. Have you wondered how much worse off you would cope if you can’t afford moisturizers, can’t afford specialist treatment, can’t afford bath oils and have to take […]

Will daycare help protect your eczema child from allergy and asthma?

I believe all parents with eczema children struggled with sending their children to daycare. I know I did, when I sent my baby girl Marcie to daycare when she’s 11 months old. Apart from worrying that daycare teachers can’t take care of her, given the constant scratching and attention required, I also worry that she […]