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    Quote Originally Posted by Ihsan Chua View Post
    My eldest son, 9 years old is suffering from a severe case of eczema. He was asthmatic from young and when his asthma stopped at 7, he developed eczema. He is suffering everyday from severe itchiness and his skin is flaking everyday. Every morning, I have to sweep up his dead skin from his bed and he is bleeding everyday. He is afraid to bathe as it is stinging cause there are open wounds on his body everyday. His open wounds appear on every part of his body. His open wounds are also affecting his daily movement as there are cuts on his joints.

    That is only part of the problem. He is developing low self esteem. He is afraid that pp would look at his skin and face. He is developing a state where he refuse to go out in the open. He would wear long sleeves to cover his arms and legs. He is that afraid.

    I have tried several doctors, western specialists, National Skin Centre and everything but to no avail. I have even purchased things like anti dust mite bed, pillow, quilt, etc. Even up to Osim Iecologi but things remain the same.

    Recently, I heard that Traditional Chinese Medicine may help. Can anyone guide me or recommend me as to where to go? I would greatly appreciate it as his condition is getting on my nervess. His skin is also thining and he gets cold even on hot days/ Help would be greatly appreciated.
    Your son must be going through a very difficult time and you too.
    NSC doesn't work?
    I would suggest you call them again and talk to a different doctor.

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    Hi Lady Ice,

    I have change my facial products to the one recommend by the skin doctor.
    I using Physiogel soapless cleanser, physogel Cream.

    Nothing much .. if dun apply cream, my face is super dry. If apply cream, my face seem cannot breath.

    I don't know what to do now, I use to be a confident person. But now my face having this problem, don't even dare to look at ppl

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    Hi Haze

    I know how you feel. I had eczema on my face as a teenager and it was aweful when the skin was flaking off. Right now with winter (am in the UK), the heating causes the skin on my face to become very dry. Despite putting cream on every day, I look like a person suffering from mild leprosy (that's how I feel sometimes when I have constant skin dangling off my face).

    What keeps me going is that conditions always appear worst to oneself than it is to anyone else and if it isn't then they will either stare or physically move away from you when you come close. Folks have said they have not noticed - they are either being kind or it really is not as noticeable as one believes.

    IMHO physical attributes are superficial and I believe although people may be a little concerned when they look at any one of us who suffers from skin ailments, that soon goes when they are speaking to you.

    Kindness, love, joy, humility, humbleness cannot be hidden by physical attributes.

    Be strong in your character and know what comes out of your mouth is far more important than how the surface of your skin appears.

    However, still recommend you find a proper TCM doctor to help you resolve your ailments or think about a diet change for a month. Look for ones that detox the liver. Also if you have the chance - go swimming in the sea.

    Wishing you lots of positive energy to help you.

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    Thanks for sharing your experience with me. You are much braver then me.

    Today, my brother told me, why don't I try to stop taking medicine. Eat alot of Chicken and seafood. Let the 毒 poison 排出 burst out.. it might take weeks. Once body have the 低抗力 immune system to act against it. It will recover by itself.

    He said last year he got allergy too .. whole body super itchy and will scratch till bleeding. Have to take medicine to control. End up he gave up taking medicine and all the poison burst out. After two months, he recovered.

    Not sure if it works on me. I scare my face will have scars.

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    Friend

    If u trust TCM, go for High Tech TCM that is pure and concentrated balanced herbel based products.
    Try to 'Balance" your son body. "Balance" refering to having TCM which is itself "yin-yang-Balance" and also helping our body to back to balance.

    Rgds/TM

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    Quote Originally Posted by dotaboy View Post
    Your son must be going through a very difficult time and you too.
    NSC doesn't work?
    I would suggest you call them again and talk to a different doctor.
    My personal experiece is that they are really not as good as everyone thinks they are. Though mine is not a severe case, I went to see them for some cure and after a long period of consultation and medication, it's still on me. biopsy, prick test, whatever funny test all done. All negative.

    On side note, I've read a magazine article that recommended organic food. The story was this lady who had skin problems was recommended organic food, she tried and her condition improved, she ended up being a boss of an organic food shop. Anyone read this article before as well?
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    Hi Ishan,


    How is your son doing?

    I hope that the treatment is doing him good.

    I am sincerely wishing your son a quick recovery.

    Best regards,

    Loupisk
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    Hey Haze - disagree with your brother. The rash is on your face and scratching until it bleeds is not a good idea as it can result in infection. Am not a doctor, like others in this thread, this is from my own long observations. If you think foods are an issue, go on a detox diet for at least 3-7 days (do a google search) and then re-introduce food groups into your diet. You will quickly find out which ones are causing you a problem.

    Haze you have the choice:
    1. Carry on living and enjoy life or
    2. Stop living because of a superficial perception, concerned about what someone MAY think.

    It is very rare for a Singaporean to make fun of another Singaporean's misfortunes.

    Just one of the many obstacles one faces living in this world. Get over the hurdle and you will become a stronger person

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    I thought of detox too.. will go thru the net how to detox.

    That time my friend saw me.. he said how come become so auntie, face so round.. even ask me will it spread or not. I felt so hurt when he said that.. from then on.. I very concern about the rashes.
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    Hopefully you were able to educate him and he did not carry on talking about yr face throughout the whole time you were with him. All I can say is keep it positive.

    I tell folks I can add skin salt to their cooking

    Good luck on the detox. Have PM you a spa resort place someone said was quite good. Never tried it.
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    Thank you everyone. Been super busy and tired lately. My son is much better in comparison with his previous condition. Recently, he suffered an outbreak again. It was triggered by his asthma, This time on his legs and scalp. The scalp is bleeding every morning and blood stains would be on his whole pillow. He is again on antibiotics. But really much better than his previous condition. Been very tired waking up in the night to soothe him to sleep and also to wake up early morning to go to work. But no choice. Part and parcel of being a father and I guess it is a way of bonding with my child.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Ice View Post
    Hopefully you were able to educate him and he did not carry on talking about yr face throughout the whole time you were with him. All I can say is keep it positive.

    I tell folks I can add skin salt to their cooking

    Good luck on the detox. Have PM you a spa resort place someone said was quite good. Never tried it.
    Thanks, I got the web.. but it's at bangkok..
    Last night, my face so itchy.. washed twice. this morning face look ok.. but still have some red spots.. face still look rough ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ihsan Chua View Post
    Thank you everyone. Been super busy and tired lately. My son is much better in comparison with his previous condition. Recently, he suffered an outbreak again. It was triggered by his asthma, This time on his legs and scalp. The scalp is bleeding every morning and blood stains would be on his whole pillow. He is again on antibiotics. But really much better than his previous condition. Been very tired waking up in the night to soothe him to sleep and also to wake up early morning to go to work. But no choice. Part and parcel of being a father and I guess it is a way of bonding with my child.
    triggered by asthma.. but did he use the ventolin ? check with doc.. when the astma treatment is administered, it might be the asthma drug...

    cause from what i read, and some of the other forumers, after an asthma attack, they suffer a relapse.

    my prediction, sorry, just a hunch, is that as soon as the asthma attack occurs, prevention would be to administer ventolin or other medication for the asthma. for all we know, the medication for asthma might be the cause

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ihsan Chua View Post
    Thank you everyone. Been super busy and tired lately. My son is much better in comparison with his previous condition. Recently, he suffered an outbreak again. It was triggered by his asthma, This time on his legs and scalp. The scalp is bleeding every morning and blood stains would be on his whole pillow. He is again on antibiotics. But really much better than his previous condition. Been very tired waking up in the night to soothe him to sleep and also to wake up early morning to go to work. But no choice. Part and parcel of being a father and I guess it is a way of bonding with my child.
    Just wonder, did you carry on to see the TCM?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haze View Post
    Just wonder, did you carry on to see the TCM?
    No chance to complete the full dosage. He has been on advice not to carry on as he was on antibiotics for quite some time. Will carry on TCM treatment once he is off again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haze View Post
    Just wonder, did you carry on to see the TCM?
    Quote Originally Posted by Ihsan Chua View Post
    No chance to complete the full dosage. He has been on advice not to carry on as he was on antibiotics for quite some time. Will carry on TCM treatment once he is off again.
    I guess this is the paradox of east and west.

    While the west thinks that the east medication is the triggering factor, the east thinks that the west medication have no effects in curing the root of the problem.

    Be it east or west, I just hope your son recovers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haze View Post
    Thanks, I got the web.. but it's at bangkok..
    Last night, my face so itchy.. washed twice. this morning face look ok.. but still have some red spots.. face still look rough ..
    Some things you might like to try to soothe your skin:
    1. crushed ice - say wrapped in a cloth (think the phamacy may have sports wraps that you can put in the freezer)
    2. aloe vera

    Make sure you don't over wash your face - this can cause skin conditions to become drier and worst. It looks ok becos you've not scratched it.
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    IC you're doing a great job. Get the condition under control and discuss with your son how he can control the itching as well (that is with distractions....keeping hands and minds occupied with other things). Since you're using Western medicines for the moment, antihistines will dull the itch and at least give the skin time to heal.

    Side effect for me is that I feel really tired if I take them in the day. If I take them at night, I feel like a truck has rolled over me when I wake in the morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Ice View Post
    Some things you might like to try to soothe your skin:
    1. crushed ice - say wrapped in a cloth (think the phamacy may have sports wraps that you can put in the freezer)
    2. aloe vera

    Make sure you don't over wash your face - this can cause skin conditions to become drier and worst. It looks ok becos you've not scratched it.
    I did put aloe vera but it dun work that's why no choice but splash water on my face.
    Does crushed ice work? I will try later.. whole day eye lid area very itchy.. chin also

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