On 23 March (last Saturday), the Eczema Support Group for Parents with Eczema Children held its 5th sharing session and it’s the 1st time we have a nurse sharing her expertise!
She shared on:
Moisturizing – how to choose between lotion, cream and ointment, for instance, a cream is preferable for most of the time and ointment for bedtime for many in hot, humid weather. Also to apply in the direction of hair growth and if applying a cool moisturizer helps reduce the itch, by all means put in the fridge – just be sure that your child will not mistake it for ice-cream!
Topical Steroid – various types of steroid creams, and their potency and how to measure using finger-tip
Antihistamine – various types of anti-histamines and to remember it takes about an hour to take effect
Wet-wrap & Bath oil & Bleach bath
For those of you who missed the session, there are some related posts I’ve written on above topics, here on moisturizing tips by Dr Bridgett, here on steroid potency, here on finger tip units, here on wet-wrap and here on bleach bath.
The date for next session has not been confirmed, email invites will be sent out once ready. Do note that this session is for parents with eczema children, adults and teens’ sessions are separately run by another co-chairperson.
Thank you to Nurse Wong for sharing and taking her Saturday to do so, NSC staff and also everyone for your sharing!