Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) Treatment in Singapore 2020

If you are overwhelmed by what you have read about eczema on the internet, you are in the right place.

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Why another post on eczema in Singapore?

It is clear from browsing around forums and popular healthcare marketing sites that there is just too much myths and misinformation being spread. The reason for this post is to address the confusion so that you do not get misled into buying a "cure all" snake oil ebook and waste your time and money. 


Eczema Treatment in Singapore


We have searched around the internet and have compiled the following relevant links in order to facilitate your research for 'eczema treatment' in one place. Do go through them and complement with your own research.

The most common type of eczema is known as atopic dermatitis, or atopic eczema.

You should read more about eczema or atopic dermatitis from credible websites.

Here are some recommended links from WebMD –
In this article:
What Are the Symptoms of Eczema?
What Causes Eczema?
How Is Eczema Diagnosed?
How Is Eczema Treated?
How Can Eczema Flare-ups Be Prevented?

WebMD’s Alexa ranking (under Health category): No.2

If you would like to check whether the site that is promoting the ‘eczema cure all treatments’ for you or your baby’s eczema, try verifying their ‘Alexa ranking’ and compare it with WebMD.



Is there a cure for Eczema or Atopic Dermatitis?

As a medical doctor, I would like to be direct and upfront with the question above. There is no cure for eczema currently, however you could manage your or your baby’s eczema to a point where it becomes non-visible.

If you still believe in some of the tooth-fairy folklore self-help ‘how I cure my eczema ebooks’, you will not find us recommending any of those stuff here in this post. Most of these ‘alternative’ sites will start by agreeing that there is no medical cure for eczema and how biased your medical doctor and your dermatologists are. Then they will bring out their ‘cure all from inside out treatment’ bla bla bla…

Seriously, there is just too much of these non-credible and non-proven stuff on the internet. I am just not sure how else I could warn you but ultimately it’s your decision and so, decide wisely.

Just to back up the ‘no-cure’ claim –

“While there’s no cure for eczema, you can reduce flaky, dry skin by using products infused with hyaluronic acid…”
http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/eczema/treatment-11/cosmetics-eczema-makeup

“There is no cure for eczema, but there are a few things you can do to lessen your risk and prevent flare-ups. ..”
http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/eczema/understanding-eczema-prevention


"Currently, there is no cure for eczema…"
http://www.eczema.org/about-us


Note on Baby Eczema:
Because children’s skin is so thin, it dries out easily. Because of this, children can develop reactions easily to skincare products that contain certain sensitizing ingredients (such as preservatives and fragrance) and chemicals applied to the skin surface can be absorbed into their body more easily. Make sure that the products you use to soothe and protect little ones are non-toxic and non-irritating and highly recommended by pediatric dermatologists and supported by scientific research.

Forum discussions and article from Singapore

From SGForums.com
Anyone got tips for curing eczema?
http://sgforums.com/forums/2215/topics/357121


From TheAsianParent.com
Doctor’s advice on creams that treat eczema
http://sg.theasianparent.com/doctors-advice-on-creams-that-treat-eczema/



Mum praised a £3.99 high street ‘miracle’ cream that she says helped ‘cure’ her daughter's painful eczema in just a week

It's likely that you have come across this viral news that has been shared more 30,000 times on Facebook. Although this story is encouraging, the word 'cure' is misleading. Although this 'miracle cream' is affordable and is unlikely to cause much harm, they may not work on others.

It's best to familiarise yourself with all of the options and talk to your doctor to find a treatment regimen that works for you. If you or your child is suffering from eczema, consult a good doctor for eczema in Singapore.


My eczema do not respond to self-care or over-the-counter (OTC) treatments? 

If your eczema do not respond to self-care or over-the-counter treatments, call for an appointment with your nearest qualified medical doctor or a Dermatologist in Singapore.


Best dermatologist in Singapore for eczema

The following is a list of dermatologists who subspecialize in eczema treatment in Singapore:

1) National Skin Centre (NSC)

Address: 1 Mandalay Road Singapore 308205 (Directions to NSC​)
For general enquiries: (65) 6253 4455
To make an appointment, please visit their Appointment page​ or call NSC Appointment hotline at 6350 6666​.

Eczema Subspecialty Clinic (NSC)

Consultant-in-charge: Dr Yew Yik Weng

The Eczema Clinic was started in August 2008. It operates every Monday afternoon, and it aims to provide comprehensive and quality care for adult patients with moderate-to-severe atopic eczema or other forms of endogenous eczema.

Patients who require systemic immunomodulatory drugs for eczema will be cared for by a team of doctors and nurses with special interest in the area. There will also be specialized patient counseling / education. The Eczema Clinic will function in close collaboration with the other subspecialty clinics, including Paediatric Dermatology Clinic, Contact Clinic, Photobiology Clinic and Skin Health Clinic.



2) KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital

Address:
100 Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 229899
Tel: +65 6-CALL KKH (+65 6-2255 554)

Pediatric Dermatologists at KK Women's and Children's Hospital Singapore

Dr Mark Koh Jean Aan 
Head & Senior Consultant MBBS, MRCPCH (UK), FAMS (Dermatology)

Dr Liew Hui Min 
Consultant MB ChB (Dundee), MRCP(UK), MRCP (Dermatology)

Dr Ang Seng Bin 
Consultant Family Physician MBBS, MMed (Family Med), Dip (Family Med) (NUS), Dip OM (Spore), Dip (Family Practice Dermatology) (NUS), MCFP (Spore), FCFP (Spore)

Dr Sharon Wong 
Consultant MBBS, MRCPCH (UK), Dip Pract Derm

Dr Uma Alagappan 
Consultant MBBS (Spore)

Dr Alice Foong 
Principal Resident Physician MBBS (S), Dip (Family Practice Dermatology)(NUS), Dip OM (S)


3) Khoo Teck Puat - National University Children’s Medical Institute (KTP-NUCMI)

The Khoo Teck Puat - National University Children’s Medical Institute (KTP-NUCMI) represents the paediatric cluster at the National University Hospital, Singapore. It comprises the departments of Paediatric Medicine, Paediatric Surgery and Neonatology.

Children's Specialist Clinic (Clinic A)
Location : Main Building, Level 1

Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday - 8.30am to 5.30pm
Saturday - 8.30am to 12.30pm
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays

Telephone : +65 6779 5555

Email : allergy_kids@nuhs.edu.sg

Make/Change Appointment : +65 6772 2002

Click here to make an appointment online

Paediatric Allergy and Immunology team

Head & Senior Consultant: A/Prof Lynette Shek
Senior Consultant: Prof Hugo Van Bever
Consultant: Dr Soh Jian Yi

Associate Consultant: Dr Elizabeth Tham Hui Wen


4) The Skin Specialists and Laser Clinic


Dermatologist Singapore: Dr Mark Tang, Dr Colin Theng
Address: Mount Alvernia Medical Centre D, 820 Thomson Road, #07-61 Singapore 574623

The Skin Specialists and Laser Clinic comprises Dr Colin Theng, as well as Dr Mark Tang.

Dr Colin Theng: Before founding The Skin Specialists and Laser Clinic, Dr Colin was the former chief of the psoriasis unit and phototherapy unit at the NSC, where he managed challenging psoriasis and eczema cases. 

Dr Mark Tang: Prior to setting up The Skin Specialists and Laser Clinic, Dr. Mark Tang spent 16 years at the National Skin Center (“NSC”) where he last held the positions of Senior Consultant, Director of Research as well as Head of the Eczema and Wound Clinics.



5) Children and Adult Skin, Hair and Laser Clinic

Dermatologist Singapore: Dr Lynn Chiam
Address: 22 Mt Elizabeth, Singapore 228517

Dr Lynn Chiam runs the Children and Adult Skin, Hair and Laser Clinic alone. She was previously the head of the Paediatric Dermatology Unit at NSC before leaving for private practice, and also served as a Visiting Consultant at NUH’s Department of Paediatrics.


6) Thomson Specialist Skin Centre

Dermatologist Singapore: Dr Tan Hiok Hee, Dr Audrey Tan Wei Hsia
Address: 10 Sinaran Dr, #10-05,Novena Medical Center Square 2, 307506

Dr Tan Hiok Hee and Dr Audrey Tan Wei Hsia run Thomson Specialist Skin Centre. The clinic treats patients with skin, hair and nail problems, as well as provides screening and treatment of sexually transmitted infections. They are also known for eczema and hives treatment.



Wrapping It Up

Hope this post has helped you in some way in finding the best dermatologist for eczema in Singapore.

If it helped you, it will help others who are looking for the same information - please feel free to share. Please do your own independent research as well, in order to complement the information in this post.

If there are any major important facts related to eczema treatment in Singapore that we’ve missed , then please let us know in the comments and we’ll add them to the post!



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