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#4Eczema Twitter Party – A Successful Sharing of What Works!

Wow! It was such a fun and quick-paced sharing and our experts shared so much with the participants! I’d hate for such useful advice to go to waste, so I’m putting up the selected transcript in this post. If you have further questions for our experts, you can tweet OneSpot_Allergy or DoctorClaudia or SJApaliski or EczemaSupport or simply ask in […]

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Guest Interview

Clothing that is the Nearest Thing to a Second Skin with Anti-Microbial Properties

DermaSilk is a range of specialist garments especially suited for eczema children that MarcieMom first came across on twitter. Interested to find out how it can help parents manage their children’s eczema, MarcieMom contacted Jo Fletcher, the Operations Director of Espere  Healthcare Ltd, the company that manages the sale of DermaSilk. (2018 update: Alpretec is […]

Featured Guests

Dermatologists Collaboration with American Academy of Dermatology (Videos) Nutritionists Scientists Parenting Experts Doctors Experts & Friends of EczemaBlues Interviews with Corporations These interviews are conducted with companies whose products you may be interested to purchase, with the intention to get answers to in-depth questions. More on Featured Dermatologists There are over 70 expert interviews in […]

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News & Research

Eczema News – High Blood Pressure Drug teamed with Corticosteroids

One of the key side effects of corticosteroid is skin thinning – this is also known as skin atrophy. Thinner skin has increased rate of transepidermal water loss (TEWL), more fragile and prone to irritation. The skin thinning is due to decreased rate of collagen and skin cell growth. The mechanism is from the activation of […]

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Living with Eczema

SOMEONE has Eczema and manages her Children’s Sleepover

This is a series focused on personal journey with eczema while managing a certain aspect of life. Today, we have Iman Ogoo, who has eczema herself and also her sons have allergies, and shares how she manages her sons’ sleepovers. Iman is the founder of Imanmade Natural Skincare. Marcie Mom: Hi Iman, thanks so much […]

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Doctor Q&A

Rise and Shine Feature – Seminar with Dr Lynn Chiam on Children Skin Conditions

Baby Skin Functions Common Baby Skin Conditions Stress, Sun and Irritants to Baby Skin Baby Eczema Skin Functions and Care Baby Sweaty Hands and Feet Palmar Hyperhidrosis is the excessive and unpredictable sweating from hands, even when it is not hot or exercising.  This is due to overactive sweat glands. Primary hyperhidrosis refers to the excessive sweating […]

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Doctor Q&A

Rise and Shine Feature – Seminar with Dr Lynn Chiam on Skin Conditions

Baby Skin Functions Common Baby Skin Conditions Stress, Sun and Irritants to Baby Skin Baby Eczema Skin Functions and Care Common Baby Skin Conditions Eczema Eczema is one of the most common skin conditions, affecting 20% of children. It can be inherited, and also associated with allergic conditions such as allergic rhinitis. Typically, eczema appears […]

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Guest Interview

Parenting workshop with Heidi Murkoff – Parenting Babies Q&A

This was originally posted as a 4-week series which had since been combined into a single informative post. I met Heidi in Singapore, during the Rise and Shine Expo where I got the front seat to her workshop “What to Expect in the First Year”. Heidi had kindly reviewed the Q&A before I published the […]

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Support Group

Eczema Support Group for Children – 5th Sharing on Step by Step SkinCare

On 23 March (last Saturday), the Eczema Support Group for Parents with Eczema Children held its 5th sharing session and it’s the 1st time we have a nurse sharing her expertise! She shared on: Moisturizing – how to choose between lotion, cream and ointment, for instance, a cream is preferable for most of the time […]

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Doctor Q&A

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 […]

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Guest Interview

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

This was originally a 3-week series, combined into one post. The information written by Marcie Mom on scalp eczema has been vetted by Dr Vermén Verallo-Rowell, the founder of VMV Hypoallergenics. What is Scalp Eczema? Eczema is a term for any skin change characterized by edema: at the dermis, then upwards to the epidermis, forming […]

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Eczema Kids’ Nutrition

This 5-part Eczema Kids’ Nutrition series was in collaboration with Toby Amidor, whereby MarcieMom would share different topics on kids’ nutrition and Toby provide her insights. It has since been combined into one longer informative post. Inflammatory Foods What’s Inflammation? Inflammation is a protective response of our body to remove injured cells or irritants and […]

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Doctor Q&A Eczema Tips

Sensitive Skin Product Series – How to Manage the Diaper Area?

Marcie Mom: I note with interest that your product Grandma Minnie’s Oil’s Well Nurturing Do-It-Oil can prevent diaper rash. What is the ingredient that prevents this rash and how it is different from the off-the-shelf diaper rash cream? Dr. Verallo-Rowell: The USDA- certified Organic Virgin Coconut Oil and Monolaurin Both ingredients – no reported allergies, […]

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Doctor Q&A Eczema Tips

Sensitive Skin Product Series – How to Use on Sensitive Skin?

Sensitive Skin Parts of Eczema Skin Child In our previous interviews, we have learnt what to look out for in the product packaging, including understanding the list of ingredients. In this interview, we wish to focus on the use of sensitive skin products on the parts of the child which are more delicate. Marcie Mom: […]

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Doctor Q&A

Friday Dr Q&A with Prof Hugo – Skin Prick Test

This is originally a series of Friday Q&As in 2012 which has been combined into one informative post. Eczema Baby Scratching Eyes MarcieMom: Babies tend to scratch their eyes when tired. Also, I notice that my baby’s eyelids (where eyeliner is applied) look oily. To soothe the discomfort, I would wet a cotton pad with […]

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Guest Interview

Dr SEARS L.E.A.N. Series: Raising Healthy Kids

This original 9-part series published every fortnight has been condensed to one longer informative post. This series examine the DrSearsLEAN (Lifestyle-Exercise-Attitude-Nutrition) tips and privileged to have DrSears’ team to help with the tips for parents with eczema children. Healthy Kid’s Diet Tip #1: Pick Your Salad It is a fun way to learn about fruits […]

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Doctor Q&A

Sensitive Skin Product Series – Understanding Suitable for Eczema Children

What does Suitable for Baby mean? MarcieMom: Suitable for Eczema Child/Infant – These are the most important keywords for a parent looking for sensitive skin products for his/her child with eczema – how much surer can it be when the product is labelled (and often prominently so) that it can be used for infant with […]