Eczema Blues Google Collections

For the past 6 months, I’ve been receiving emails on where to find certain information and this prompted me to create Google Collections for your ease of reference, under my Google Plus Profile You can continue to find information on this blog, using Search button on the right top Topics under menu bar drop-down list […]

Top 5 Q&A from Living with Eczema: Mom Asks, Doc Answers

Most of you would know that I co-authored with Professor Hugo, NUH, a book ‘Living with Eczema: Mom Asks, Doc Answers‘ published last year. As an end of the year special, I picked five questions asked and Professor Hugo’s reply (almost half the book is Q&A, I picked these 5 based on being common questions parents […]

Eczema News – Use of Bath Oil Reduce Xerosis and Eczema

Last week, we looked at the study on detergent and this week, we’re focusing on bathing (video on Baby Bath Basics). We know that soaps are to be avoided as it is drying to the skin and adjusts the skin pH to more alkaline than it should be. You also know that I use bath […]

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? […]

SOMEONE Manages Eczema Baby and Nut Allergic Child

This is a series focused on a personal journey with eczema while managing a certain aspect of life. Today, we have Gail, who shares about managing eczema for her baby and nut allergy for her older daughter. Gail has spent much time looking for products to help families with eczema, and has it all under […]

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 […]

SOMEONE has Eczema and manages Cloth-Diapering

This is a series focused on personal journey with eczema while managing a certain aspect of life. Today, we have MieVee, whose 4.5 year-old child has eczema since 5 months old and shares how she manages her son’s sensitive skin around the diaper area. MieVee runs a successful site in Singapore and Malaysia.   […]

AAD Skincare Video Series: Eczema Tips

Face Washing 101 How to Get the Most from Your Skincare Products Eczema Tips: How to Help your Child Feel Better How to Apply Sunscreen MarcieMom: Thank you Dr Lawrence for taking time to help with this AAD skincare series, and in particular, with the eczema tips for children. It was mentioned that if the child’s eczema is […]

Skin Health Series – Functions of Skin – Dry, Hot/Cold and Collagen

Skin and Health – Skin Color, Suntan, Aging and Weight Loss Skin functions – Dry Skin, Hot/Cold Touch and Collagen Skin and Health – Veins, Bruises and Moles Skin and Health – Diet and Lifestyle Understanding Skin & Health – Functions of Skin The skin has a few important functions, (i) it protects the body from foreign particle, […]

SOMEONE Manages Son’s Eczema during Summer

This is a series focused on personal journey with eczema while managing a certain aspect of life. Today, we have Christy, who shares how she manages her son’s eczema which flares up during summer. Christy blogs at UpliftingFamilies and is passionate about helping families with their parenting struggles. Marcie Mom: Hi Christy, thanks so much for taking […]

SOMEONE has Thyroid Cancer and Manages Eczema

This is a series focused on personal journey with eczema while managing a certain aspect of life. Today, we have Gibz, to share how she manages her eczema, a side effect of the treatment for her thyroid cancer. Gibz is a lovely young lady, and works full-time and blogs to share and encourage others. Marcie […]

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 […]

Does Fast Food Cause Eczema?

The short answer is we don’t know, but get your kids away from fast food. Apart from the risk of obesity, a recent study of more than 500,000 children in over 50 countries showed a linkage between fast food and chronic illnesses, namely severe asthma, hay fever and eczema. For kids who eat fast food […]

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

This was an original four posts of Friday Q&A, combined into one more informative post. MarcieMom contacted Dr Liew on setting up an eczema fund in Singapore and subsequently collaborated on this Q&A. Childcare for Allergy Kids MarcieMom: Suppose a child who has an allergy has to have alternative care-giver, say at child care centre. […]

Should you and your child take Probiotics?

Probiotics tablet and milk Though the answer is still uncertain, it’s leaning towards a Yes for pregnant woman to take probiotics Lactobacillus rhamnosus (LGG) in her third trimester. 1st things first, probiotics are live lactic acid bacteria that has been purported to help with food digestion, production of vitamins, prevention of infection and regulation of […]

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, […]

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: […]

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 […]

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 […]