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Eczema News – Review of Clinical Trials for Eczema Therapeutics in Children

Recently, Hong Kong researchers published a review article ‘Eczema therapeutics in children: what do the clinical trials say?‘ in Hong Kong Medical Journal. Categorized by major treatment methods, previous clinical trials were examined for each individual treatment option. Below is my quick and dirty summary, for the full paper that is available for free, see here. […]

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Eczema Tips

Eczema ‘Cure’ Series – Home Remedies

If you’ve been following this blog, you’d know I don’t jump into eczema (miracle) cures. I still don’t. But as I read journeys of how eczema sufferers are cured, I realized that there are common approaches they take. These may not be THE (or even an) eczema cure but I think there’re certain situations which […]

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Doctor Q&A

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

This is the 5th and last post of Skin pH series: Read the 1st post on Understanding Skin pH and its Impact here, 2nd post on Overly Acidic and Alkaline Skin here, 3rd post on Diet, Environment on Skin here and 4th post on Moisturizing and Skincare Products’ impact on Skin and Skin pH here. We are privileged […]

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Eczema Facts

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 […]

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Doctor Q&A

Rise and Shine Feature – Eczema Skin Function and Care

Baby Skin Functions Common Baby Skin Conditions Stress, Sun and Irritants to Baby Skin Baby Eczema Skin Functions and Care Eczema Baby Skin MarcieMom: Thanks Dr Lynn for spending some time here, and helping to address follow-up questions to your talk. You mentioned that the skin function includes protection against sun, and that baby’s skin offers less […]

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Doctor Q&A

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 […]

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Doctor Q&A

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…

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Living with Eczema

SOMEONE Managed Allergic March for Son with Eczema

This is a series focused on personal journey with eczema while managing a certain aspect of life. Today, we have Sarah Chapman, whose third son has eczema since three-month old. Today, she shares how she managed her son’s Allergic March. Sarah is a volunteer with AllergyUK and had shared her allergy knowledge nationwide. Marcie Mom: […]

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Doctor Q&A Support Group

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 […]

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Doctor Q&A

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 […]

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Support Group

Eczema Support Group – 4th Sharing on Allergy Testing

On 26 January (last Saturday), the Eczema Support Group held its 4th sharing session and it’s the 1st in 2013! Though not too many parents could make it, the few of us had a wonderful sharing. I shared what I know about allergy, allergens and allergy testing. More importantly, parents with eczema children are all […]

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Support Group

Eczema Support Group 2nd Sharing on Scratching Distraction

Last Saturday, the Eczema Support Group met for the 2nd sharing session and everyone had warmed up to each other and shared tips freely with one another! For those who are new, I’m hosting monthly support group session held under the Eczema Support Group, for parents with children. Once again, for those who missed the session […]

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Support Group

Eczema Support Group – Sharing session for primary school kids!

For those of you who are new to the Eczema Support Group’s sharing sessions, do check out this post and this post on how the first sharing session went! I’m excited by the response and feedback received after the first meeting, and decided to be ambitious and hold 2 sessions concurrently – one for the parents […]

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Support Group

Eczema Support Group 1st Sharing on Moisturizing!

I had a wonderful time meeting up, learning and sharing with other parents of eczema children last Saturday, the very first of a monthly support group session held under the Eczema Support Group. Everything shared was in confidence, so no specifics or pictures would be published (none taken in fact!) But for those who missed […]

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Eczema Support Group – Sharing Sessions

As you might have read, Eczema Support Group, Singapore, kicked off to a successful start with its inaugural event on 14th July 2012. Thank you to the close to 100 attendants who filled up the feedback forms, from which we  got a better understanding of the needs of our members & participants. The top three are […]

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Doctor Q&A

Friday Q&A with Dr Jennifer Shu – Bathing for Eczema Babies

Parents of babies with eczema face unique challenges related to the management of eczema, very often, receiving many advice (from almost everyone!) on how to make the eczema go away. We know that eczema is a chronic condition, and while there’s no miracle cure, it’s certainly important to manage the eczema so that our babies can be well […]

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Eczema Facts

Protopic – Is a Non-Steroid Cream Better for your Child?

This is a post that I wanted to write for some time because I’ve been reading parents’ differing views on whether Protopic has worked for their child. I did a quick internet search on forums, and 10 out of 14 parents said it worked, 3 mentioned it gave a stinging sensation and 1 believed it […]

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Support Group

Eczema Forum Notes – Good Overview on Child Eczema

Last Saturday’s Eczema Forum in Singapore presents a good overview on child eczema, explaining the various causes, factors and treatment options. It was well attended by over 100 people, and I’m amazed half of which looked like grandparents who were wanting to find out more information for their grandchildren (how proactive they are)! The other […]

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Support Group

Eczema Forum – May 19 (Sat) 2-4pm by Singapore Pediatric Society

A quick note to Singapore parents reading my blog, I’ve been informed by Mölnlycke Health Care Limited of a public forum on eczema this Saturday, May 19th, details below: Forum – Take the Worry out of Eczema Date/Time – 19 May (Sat) 2-4pm Venue – York Hotel Singapore, near Mt Elizabeth Topics – How does my child […]