Feeding On-The-Go See all parts of this guide Caption: One in five people in Singapore have eczema, with the most common being atopic eczema. With the wide variety of creams and lotions available, picking the right one can be difficult. Dr Pang Shiu Ming, Senior Consultant, Department of Dermatology, Singapore General Hospital (SGH) offers tips. (iStock photo)
Limited evidence suggests that acupuncture may reduce itching in those affected by atopic dermatitis. There is currently no scientific evidence for the claim that sulfur treatment relieves eczema. It is unclear whether Chinese herbs help or harm. Dietary supplements are commonly used by people with eczema. Neither evening primrose oil nor borage seed oil taken orally have been shown to be effective. Both are associated with gastrointestinal upset. Probiotics do not appear to be effective. There is insufficient evidence to support the use of zinc, selenium, vitamin D, vitamin E, pyridoxine (vitamin B6), sea buckthorn oil, hempseed oil, sunflower oil, or fish oil as dietary supplements.
In some cases, your GP may prescribe special medicated bandages, clothing or wet wraps to wear over areas of skin affected by eczema.
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9. Slattery MJ, Essex MJ, Paletz EM, et al. Depression, anxiety, and dermatologic quality of life in adolescents with atopic dermatitis. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2011; 128:668–71. [PMC free article] [PubMed]
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Asthma and anaphylaxis Sedating antihistamines are sometimes suggested to help people sleep through their itch, but are generally not recommended and should not be used in young children without specialist supervision.
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Mela-D Recommended by Pupsik Report Violation Non-steroid based anti-inflammatory creams such a pimecrolimus or tacrolimus have a role in some cases. Eczema is a chronic condition that fluctuates in terms of severity, where it sometimes improves and worsens. Some people can have no symptoms for many years. It cannot be cured, but symptoms can be controlled with moisturizers, topical and oral medicines, and self-care measures.
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Harsh soaps, cosmetics, perfume Use mild soap and hypoallergenic makeup and avoid perfume scented products. Cereal/granola bars
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