If you have not read Part 1 and 2 to this story, go back and read it here.
After the food allergy test we had at Klinik Aman Ampang, I decided to get a second opinion as I could not fathom spending so much at the wellness clinic and not having her improved her conditions at all within the 2 months.
I turned to BakedKL's Instagram community with my dilemma and was so taken aback at all the messages, suggestions we have received. I knew so much about ezcema from the conversation back and forth from so many people with so many conditions than I had at the wellness clinic. I am truly grateful for it all.
If you want to have a read at the complete list of doctors, medicines, tips and other regarding ezcema, please read it under Ezcema Journey highlights on our Instagram.
Based on their recommendations, I went for a second opinion at Dr Moo's Clinic at Menara Felda, just opposite KLCC. Dr Moo is a dermatologist, I knew from reading the reviews that she may prescibed steroid cream but I was open to listen from her side and express my concerns.
At our first appointment, she took her time to explain to me what is ezcema, the types, the triggers and the cycle that comes with it. She uses visual aids and told me what type of ezcema my daughter has.
We also talked about any skin condition myself or my husband has throughout our lifetime. I told her about how my fingers are ruined because growing up there were certain soaps I could not use, and my skin would kept peeling and peeling until my skin on my fingers are so thin. Apparently, it was ezcema. Who knew?!
She explained that hopefully my daughter would outgrow it by age 7. So hopefully, that would be the case. Because my daughters' patches were bleeding, she told me she has to be under steroid cream with supervision. It will be for a month, using from a high percentage steroid cream to a non steroid cream by week four. By the time she was at week 4, we realize the non steroid cream was not working on her. It was Ellidel. However, most of her flare ups were cleared by then.
Here are the tips she gave me to maintain her skin health:
1. Vanicream - Three to four times to slather all over her body.
2. No warm or hot showers. No long showers.
3. Keep heat and sweat at a minimum where possible.
4. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!
That's it. I am happy to report that she has not had a flare-up ever since and hopefully never! I would totally recommend Dr Moo's Clinic. In total we had only 3 appointments only and reasonable consultation fees.
If you have a story to share regarding ezcema in children, I would love to hear it! It is roughly a 6 months long journey to clear out her ezcema. If you want to ask any questions, feel free to do so!
I will be sharing next on our blog regarding what products we have used that worked and what did not!