3 Good Skincare Tips from Prof Hugo for Marcie

Prof Hugo with Marcie

Marcie had her half-yearly check-up last Saturday at NUH’s children clinic and we are happy that her skin is considered good enough not to use steroid. Instead, we ought to follow the 3 tips from her doctor, Prof Hugo (in picture):

1. Moisturize, especially after Marcie has got in touch with water (after a bath or swimming)

2. Use chlorhexidine before applying steroid cream to clean away the bacteria so that the steroid cream will be more effective

3. Go swimming few times a week!

Update 2018: Instead of chlorhexidine gluconate wash, Octenisan is recommended instead as it is less drying. Do not use an antiseptic body wash daily as both the good and bad skin bacteria are washed off. Also, the antiseptic body wash lotion has to be left on the skin for at least a minute before rinsing off to give sufficient time for the antiseptic to work.

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Last update was on: 18 October, 2018 4:43 pm
9 Comments
  1. […] advised by Prof Hugo, I bring my child for swimming and chlorhexidine-d her regularly, to reduce the staph bacteria. Lately, after learning more about nutrition from […]

  2. […] Thanks, I’ve been using chlorhexidine to clean the patches before applying steroid, just as you’ve advised. I find that it’s more effective and the eczema patch usually disappears within few days. […]

  3. […] doctor Prof Hugo Van Bever recommended using chlorhexidine before applying steroid cream for Marcie. I told him during the consultation […]

  4. […] me to ask you Dr B: Some parents are very sceptical of bring their eczema child to swimming but my baby’s doctor recommended it. Just 10-15 minutes 3 times a week and wash off pool water and moisturize immediately. Will that […]

  5. Thanks for your feedback; I’ve checked out your blog and your posts are indeed longer than mine. I like the current length of my post as the aim of my blog is to provide quick & concise info to stressed out parents who are time-strapped. Thanks!

  6. I do agree with all of the ideas you’ve offered to your post. They’re very convincing and can definitely work. Still, the posts are very brief for starters. May you please lengthen them a little from next time? Thanks for the post.

  7. […] In a later follow-up consultation even after Marcie’s eczema is under control, his advice is still to continue moisturizing. Moisturizing helps to restore the skin barrier which is […]

  8. […] water. Marcie has eczema and we brought her to the swimming pool from about nine months old, at the advice of her doctor. It didn’t do much good nor bad to her skin till one time when the baby pool was closed, we […]

  9. I simply love going to Dr Hugo, too! 🙂 He mentioned that swimming is effective to clear away secondary infection. Your daughter looks good! Great job! 🙂

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