Questions I asked relating to Genetics on live tweet chat hosted by Sharecare

@SharecareInc hosted a live chat over twitter to discuss on genetics on health. Various panelists are invited to answer questions posed during the live chat and @MarcieMom‘s questions have been answered by Carrie Prochniak @AuroraGCs, Joy Musselman @MyDietitianJoy and @DixieRegional. Below are the questions, and naturally, all eczema-related. Marcie Mom: Is there an eczema gene? […]

Friday Feature – Eczema 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 […]

Does Your Child Keep Scratching his Eyes?

Eczema on your child’s eyelid  Frequent scratching or rubbing of eyes can be due to itchiness caused by eye allergy or infection; but for a child with eczema, it is possible that he or she has eczema on the eyelid. Though eyelid eczema is more common in adults wearing cosmetics, children can also suffer from […]

Friday Feature – Eczema 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 […]

Distracting Little Fingers of Children

Are you running out of ideas to distract your child with eczema from scratching? Marcie (in photo) knows about 200 signs from Amercian Sign Language (ASL) and sometimes when she wants to scratch, I’d quickly distract her by asking her how to sign certain animals, like “Mouse”, “Monkey” or “Bird”. Most of the time, it […]

Building a Vibrant Support Group in Today’s Society

@MarcieMom met Amanda Roberts, the lady who listens and writes to close to 3,000 followers over Twitter for the Nottingham Support Group for Carers of Children with Eczema (NSGCCE) under the name @EczemaSupport. As MarcieMom has just started the support group for parents, and seeing that @EczemaSupport is so effective in engaging its followers, MarcieMom invited Amanda for a blog interview, […]

Friday Feature – Eczema 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 […]

Questions I asked Dr Sears, hosted by USAWeekend

Wow, it’s the first time I participated in a live Q&A over twitter, and I’m so glad it’s such a fruitful one answered by Dr Jim Sears and hosted by USAWeekend. A recap of all the things learnt from the one-hour Q&A will be published on usaweekend.com, I’ve listed the questions I asked Dr Jim […]

Recommend Your Baby’s Eczema Doctor (Singapore)

Many moms have asked who to recommend for their baby’s doctor – whoever we decide on, I feel that the doctor must be specialist in children and have the best interest of the child. It is also very important that we, as parents, be confident and partner with our child’s doctor. This is particularly the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Educating Babies using Sign Language at My Smart Hands

Marcie Mom at eczemablues.com catches up with Laura Berg, the founder of My Smart Hands, an international company of about 200 instructors that educates young minds using sign language. Marcie Mom interviews Laura because signing has occupied Marcie’s fingers and distracted her from scratching her eczema rash. To let readers of eczemablues.com learn more about signing, Laura […]

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 […]

Weaning off Eczema Baby from Co-Sleeping

 2 hours later, at 1 a.m. Hi! Last night was such a major milestone that I had to update you all; my baby Marcie spent the first night sleeping by herself in her cot! If you’ve seen my previous posts (here and here), you’d know that I’ve been co-sleeping with my baby. But for the […]

Do you dare to let your eczema child try a bleach bath?

Published in May 2009 Pediatrics Journal was the findings of a bleach bath study conducted on 31 children, aged 6 to 17 months, with moderate to severe eczema. The children had staph (see this post to learn about staph), which is a very resilient bacteria on the skin that can cause infection. Half the children […]

4-part series on What Causes Your Child’s Eczema – Staph

This is a 4-part (a little more technical) series inspired by a review article “Features of childhood atopic dermatitis” by Hugo Van Bever and Genevieve Illanora. The article summarizes 4 players involved in atopic dermatitis, and I’ve tried to understand whatever I could from the article and other research papers published online and hopefully digested […]

4-part series on What Causes Your Child’s Eczema – Auto-Immunity

This is a 4-part (a little more technical) series inspired by a review article “Features of childhood atopic dermatitis” by Hugo Van Bever and Genevieve Illanora. The article summarizes 4 players involved in atopic dermatitis, and I’ve tried to understand whatever I could from the article and other research papers published online and hopefully digested […]

4-part series on What Causes Your Child’s Eczema – Allergy

This is a 4-part (a little more technical) series inspired by a review article “Features of childhood atopic dermatitis” by Hugo Van Bever and Genevieve Illanora. The article summarizes 4 players involved in atopic dermatitis, and I’ve tried to understand whatever I could from the article and hopefully digested the information accurately for you to […]

4-part series on What Causes Your Child’s Eczema – Defective Skin Barrier

This is a 4-part (a little more technical) series inspired by a review article “Features of childhood atopic dermatitis” by Hugo Van Bever and Genevieve Illanora. The article summarizes 4 players involved in atopic dermatitis, and I’ve tried to understand whatever I could from the article and other research papers published online and hopefully digested […]

Mom with Eczema Child sets up Online Store, The Eczema Company

Jennifer Roberge, who has a child with eczema, shares why she decided to set up an online store EczemaCompany.com. Her online store offering products for children with eczema has recently launched, with products such as clothing from Kumfy Cotton and ScratchMeNot, creams, soaps and bath oils. Marcie Mom: Jennifer, it’s so good to see an […]