Interview with Children Book authors of My Peace Place

This is a special interview with children book authors, Lori Bortnick and Mari Lumpkin, on their book My Peace Place. The book encourages children to find their ‘peace place’, especially in today’s high-strung world with busy schedules and much noise. I gladly agree to do a book review and interview Lori and Mari on EczemaBlues […]

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 […]

Doctor Claudia Video – Why Stressed Skin is More Skin Deep

Marcie Mom: Thank you Dr Claudia for taking time to answer questions on the video. In it, you shared that chronic stress is associated with many diseases including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, autoimmune diseases and even cancer. Stress process begins in hypothalamus, that sends an initial signal to the pituitary gland, adrenal gland and triggers the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Best of 2012 MarcieMom Eczema Twitter Tips – On the Emotional side of things..

For those of you who follow me on twitter (my twitter handle, ie twitter name is @MarcieMom), you would know that I tweet an eczema tip daily. For every wednesday of this final month of 2012, I’m celebrating and sharing the best of 2012 eczema twitter tips with you… via a blog post. It’s a […]

Reducing Stress for Children

Eczema families face higher stress due to the constant attention required to manage our child’s skin, including the itch and the scratching. Marcie Mom interviews Lori Lite, founder of Stress Free Kids®, who has a line of books and CDs to help children, teens and adults reduce stress, anxiety and anger. Lori started her business […]

Combined Approach Series – Stress, Attitude and Habit Reversal

4 post series, starting with this post on Combined Approach Eczema Topical Treatment Habitual Scratching Elimination Stress, Attitude and Habit Reversal 3 Levels of Eczema Treatment In the manual ‘Atopic Skin Disease’, three levels of treatment are stated, namely: 1. Emollient Therapy 2. Steroid 3. Habit reversal It is advised in your manual that steroid should […]

Dr SEARS L.E.A.N. Series: Raising Healthy, not Stressed Kids

This is a fortnightly series focused on raising healthy children, following the advice on DrSearsLean.com. Marcie Mom came across Dr Sears’ Lifestyle-Exercise-Attitude-Nutrition approach for healthy families and found it to be practical and fun to follow. However, parents of eczema children may have reservation on certain healthy tips such as bringing their child for swimming […]

What I’ve learnt from Dr Ava Shamban’s Channel – Protecting Skin

Been watching Dr Ava Shamban’s Channel – a series of youtube videos relating to skincare. Dr. Ava Shamban–a renowned board-certified dermatologist licensed to practice medicine in California, New York and Hawaii–graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University before receiving her medical degree from Case Western Reserve Medical School. In addition to serving as Assistant Clinical […]

One more reason not to Stress your Child

Stress is one of the more common triggers of an eczema flare-up. Studies revealed that babies, young children and teenagers all suffer from stress, and usually go unnoticed by the parents.  Stress can come from many sources, such as separation from parents in preschool, academic pressure, peer pressure, knowledge of financial or work difficulties faced […]

Friday Feature – Eczema Q&A with Dr. B

This was originally a series of Friday Q&As in 2012 which had since been combined into one informative post. Bedtime Routine for Eczema Kids Marcie Mom: I set up a bedtime routine of reading books, singing songs, turning off all the lights and playing baby christian songs. We also pray for good night’s sleep! How does […]

10 reasons why parents with eczema child have a tougher time

How often do you feel like tearing your hair out? Pretty often for me, especially when Marcie was between one to ten months old. Her eczema was all over her body, scalp and face and she didn’t know how to distract herself from scatching. Having been both a stay-at-home and a working mom, I fully […]