Eczema News – Child car seats – Home for House Dust Mites

House dust mites is one of the most common allergen triggering eczema in older children. We often think of house dust mites residing on the bed sheets, pillows and mattresses. One often overlooked area is the child car seat. This team of researchers from Ireland studied the type and amount of allergens in the child […]

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 […]

Improving our Homes for Eczema Children – Minimizing Indoor Allergens (House Dust Mites)

For parents with eczema children, it is very likely you’ve ‘scanned’ your homes looking for possible triggers of eczema flare-ups (I know I did!). While most of us think about our bed sheets, our laundry and carpets, we may not think about the layout and materials of our homes. For this series, I’m pleased to […]

Sharing Treatment for Eczema Children

Last Friday’s lunch sharing session with Dr Lynn Chiam was a fruitful one – the topic was Treatment for Kids’ Eczema and we had pizza and chicken wings for lunch at the NSC! The few notes shared: 1. Moisturizing within 3 Minutes After Shower This is inline with Dr Jennifer Shu’s tip here, so it appears […]

Friday Dr Q&A with Dr Liew – Managing Allergy & Eczema at Childcare

Marcie, who inspired MarcieMom to start this blog, doesn’t have any allergy and thus, this blog has been focused on eczema. Recognizing that there are many parents whose child also have allergy, MarcieMom invites Dr Liew Woei Kang, Paediatrician with special interest in Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology to share more about managing allergy for eczema […]

Friday Dr Q&A with Dr Liew – Kids’ Allergy Basics

Dr Liew Woei Kang Marcie, who inspired MarcieMom to start this blog, doesn’t have any allergy and thus, this blog has been focused on eczema. Recognizing that there are many parents whose child also have allergy, MarcieMom invites Dr Liew Woei Kang, Paediatrician with special interest in Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology to share more about managing allergy […]

Friday Dr Q&A with Prof Hugo – Vacuum Cleaner

Prof. Hugo Van Bever is the Head of National University Hospital’s Pediatric Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology Department. He is also an active member of the board APAPARI (Asian Pacific Association of Paediatric Allergy, Respirology and Immunology) and has published more than 250 papers in national and international journals. His main research interest areas are paediatric allergy […]

Friday Feature – Co-Sleeping Q&A with Dr. B

MarcieMom (@MarcieMom) met Dr Christopher Bridgett (@ckbridgett) through Twitter – and learnt that he had a special interest of using behavioural interventions to help people with atopic eczema. DrB trained in medicine at Corpus Christi College, Oxford and St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, then as a psychiatrist in Oxford. He now works in private practice in London. He […]

Should you be Worried about House Dust Mite (HDM) for your Eczema Child?

House dust mites are tiny insects, about 0.03mm long, look scary under a microscope but too small to be seen by us. They are definitely in our homes as house dust mites, or HDM, love room temperature (18 deg C to 26 deg C/65 to 80 deg F), humid (above 55%) homes where there are […]

5 of the 101 things that Moms with Eczema Child do Differently – Squeaky Cleaning

A gentle note to all moms of eczema and allergy kids, especially those with an allergy to dust mites, don’t kill yourself over the cleaning… as advised by Prof Hugo Van Bever at sneezywheezy.com’s playgroup on Aug 24th, a thin bamboo mattress is best and sunning the pillows and mattress regularly helps to reduce dust […]

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