very glad to hear that your son is improving, i have been keep track of this thread...
i am pretty sure your son will get well really soon.
I had chronic eczema, my wife’s asthmatic, a potent combination with our 4 kids inherited with super chronic eczemas. Now into their teens, they have gradually grew out of it. All their conditions vary and really got to take care.
1) No soap, only mild soap like baby soap or neutral liquid soap.
2) Keep skin moist with cream, dryness is the main cause of scratching.
3) Trim nails and keep them very clean.
4) High protein food like egg and seafood will/may trigger chronic itch. Look out for food with preservatives, can be a nightmare. Even onion ring can cause swelling on the nose, mouth or neck. Now we eat almost everything, but one would avoid prawn, another would avoid squid, etc.
Take care, and god bless.
just1book, no kidding!
Please do take care, ..
God Bless your son for faster recovery.
Thank you once again for all the help. Cannot appreciate it more. Would like to thank a few more forumers who actually want to give me some cream for me to try. Cannot appreciate it more. This forum is full of kind and good souls. May God bless everyone.
My prayers do go out for your son.
Just by your description can see the suffering your child is going through.
Good to hear that your son condition is improving.
It really pains to see your own child in pain and suffering while we ourselves as a parent can do nothing to reduce or share the suffering. I guess only by becoming a parent can one really experience what we are suffering.
my 3.5 year old boy has chronic hives (uticuara???).
after seeing many western doctors, pds, national skin centre, KK, a western doctor specialising in skin in hougang, the condition is not improving. went for skin prick test twice and both came back negative from any allergy.
So nobody knows what causes the hives to flare up on his whole body. now on a dose of zerytec??? (anti-histamine) once per day to suppress the condition. if medication is not taken, the hives will just come back and sometimes goes off by itself.
keep us updated on your child condition. We wish you well for your family.
if this TCM that you are seeing work wonders, most probably will bring my kid to see this TCM also.
he might be allergy to some food ..
maybe u should keep track of wat he eat everyday ..
fixed a diet and then introduce him new food every other week
Sorry to hear all those cases.
I do not have any recommendation. I just like to wish that every one to get well soon!
Last edited by contaxable; 4th March 2008 at 09:14 PM.
Ihsan, make sure you supplement your son's diet with essential fatty acids like evening primrose oil or flaxseed oil, preferably cold pressed. Also give him a good probiotic.
As to the link between steroids and eczema, I have learnt that steroids may cause eczema because it works by weakening the immune system. Prolonged use of steroids will weaken the immune system to the extent that the body is not able to fight off common pathogens including a fungi commonly found in the intestines called candida. Over time the candida will proliferate and its roots will "bury" into the intestinal wall causing perforations. As a result the intestines become more permeable and will allow undigested food particles and toxins from the gut to pass into the blood stream. The result is eczema. Prolonged use of antibiotics may cause the same result as it will kill off the beneficial bacteria in the intestines. These good bacteria naturally found in the gut actually keeps the candida in check and killing them off will cause the candida to multiply as well. Go ahead and Google this. There are tons of info on this.
This is why I have stated previously that steroids are bad and will actually cause the eczema to worsen. If fact this was what happened to me. I was on steroids for 18 years (doctors did not warn me about the side effects) and my health and eczema became progressively worse.
Contaxable, you said that you managed to overcome your eczema. Care to share with us how you did it? May also help if you could find out from your staff and let everyone know which TCM doctor she brought her son to.
Ihsan, now that your son is back on steroids, monitor him closely. If he develops stomach ailments, it is time to re-think whether steroids will actually help in the long run.
My son has "recovered" via the use of steroids and antibiotics. Once he is off the antibiotics, I will put him on the TCM treatment again. Thank you once again
Do not let him use soap. He should bathe with products that are soap-free. E.g. QV body wash. There is this solution that is for eczemic people to bathe, it aids in the eczema too. It's called Pinetarsol if i remember correctly. I used this when I had a skin problem and it was very effective. But I'm not sure if it's sold here. The solution is green colour. I think guardian might have... if not, u can try the pharmacies in hospitals.
His condition may be triggered by allergies. Most eczemic patients are triggered by allergies, to food, products, environment etc. U need to find out what his allergies are. Put him on a controlled diet and monitor his condition.
See a good skin doctor and take the medication regularly. Don't get too stressed out by this. I know of many severe eczemic people who managed to get their condition under control. But first, u have to understand it, what causes it, what aggravates it, etc. This may take some time but once you understand it, you will know what to avoid and the condition can be controlled. So don't worry too much. And stay positive. Hope this helps.
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Last edited by contaxable; 4th March 2008 at 08:59 PM.
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It has been a week since I updated all the kind souls here. My son under antibiotics and steroids treatment has improved tremendously. So is his morale. His studies seems to have improved and he can concentrate better now. The pediatrician has referred him to another skin specialist. His antibiotics will finish by this week and I will put him under the TCM treatment again.
There is another few heartwarming incidents that appeared in this forum. Some kind souls here has purchased a few type of medicine for my son's conditions overseas. I am very touched and I would love to give my sincerest appreciation to this pp. Really if I am very free, I would love to meet up with you all for a cup of coffee.
To the admins here, isn't this the kind of gestures that all of you would love to see. Who say Singaporeans are selfish. Hopefully, other countries and forums would get to see the kind heartedness of people.
I hope your son by now have fully recover.
Can you share with me which TCM that you went?
I have been suffer from on off rashes on face for 5 mths.
Face full of tiny red bumps, look dull, and alittle itchy.
Went to see 3 skin specialist, all claimed tat is due to the skin product i used. But i never change anything. Everytime after finished their mediciation, the rashes came back.
Now seeing a TCM, not sure if she is specialist in treating skin problem.
Now, I have to avoid seafood, chicken and food with MSG, milk.
very dishearted. ..
Wonder if my problem can cure. Missed chicken wings so much.
Is there someone have same experience?
Last edited by Haze; 6th February 2008 at 04:33 PM.
Hi Haze - if possible can you do without yr facial products?
Our bodies change as we grow older.
e.g. I never used to be sensitive to nuts and then I became sensitive. Makes my neck very itchy!
Same with ear-rings - when I was young, I could wear any metal. Now any metal causes my ears to itch and swell.
So would advise you stop using the same facial products you've been using - find a more natural product if you have to wear make up.