18 Aug 2011

Late Nite Post...

It's 3:24am, the sky is still dark. I can hear the rain pounding on my window. Another cold rainy day in Sydney...

I haven't been able to sleep well since my son Katsu is suffering from "Atopic Eczema" 「アトピー性湿疹」. Yes, we have finally found out the THING that causes his skin problem.

Atopic Eczema is an inflammation of the skin which tends to flare-up from time to time. It usually starts in early childhood. - Patient.co.uk

I have been told that there is no 'cure', but some children with atopic eczema 'grow out of it' by their teens. To help prevent inflammation developing, you need to help your kid to:

1. Cut nails once, twice a week. / ネイルは一週間一回、二回を切る
2. Take quick shower within 5 minutes. / シャワー 5分以内終了
3. Use SOAP-FREE product to wash body. / アルカリ溶液が使われていない石鹸を使って、身体を洗う
4. Apply moisturizing cream on skin all the time. (eg. QV Cream) / いつもモイスチャークリームを使う

Katsu's skin is getting much better, but he still scratches a lot at night. It is very hard to tell a 4 years old kid not to scratch, so me, the poor mummy has to wake up every night checking on her son and comfort him when he cries...

Well, I need to catch up some sleep. Good night!

4 コメント / Comments:

Anonymous said...

Oi, My son Kianu has the same problem. he's had it since he was about 3 months old.

Just put some Celestone (steroid cream) on it for a few days when it's really bad and it will settle down. Other times just heaps of lotion whenever he has a change of clothes. Good luck. It's a pain in the arse for everyone. Especially the kid.


- Felice - said...

You meant "Celestone M Cream"? I'll check with the pharmacist next time.
Thanks for the information.

Anonymous said...

In my cousin's case, she used to have really bad atopic eczema and she couldn't eat "egg", of course including mayonese, cookie. pudding, cake, mayonnaise which kids love...How poor she was.
Now, she is 24 years old and fortunately gets over fully!In fact, she worrys about her 5 months baby...



- Felice - said...

I think Katsu has trouble with FISH, but not all the fishs. He is okay with tuna & salmon... Very unusual.

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