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Allergies and eczema in HongKong

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    mumbloxy is offline Registered User
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    what are dr adrian wu's charges? my son just broke out in major rash/hives. his doc says it's difficult to pinpoint what triggered it, could be food, grass, beddings etc. Not sure if I'm completely convinced though.

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    I use banana Boat, the baby one, in a pink tube. it used to be the only one my little one didn't complain about. Even the expensive/allergen free brands were irritating her skin.

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    Cheers - will give it a try....

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    THANK YOU!!! for recommending Dr. Adrian Wu. At first I hesitated because he is so expensive and we are not covered for this on our insurance, but it turned out to be the best 2000 HKD I've ever spent! We didn't need an allergy test in the end. Instead of just sighing and saying 'mmm ezcema is so common in [email protected], he took a really good look and noticed small signs of a bacterial infection. Apparrently, this bacteria (Staphyloccus aurus), can make the immune system go crazy and hence the 'allergy type reaction'. Anyway, a few days of antibiotics, 'wet wrapping' and a 'bleach bath' , my daughter's eczema has completely cleared up. For the first time in over a year, she has baby soft skin again. Just wish I'd done it sooner instead of believing all the 'HK and eczema - nothing we can do!'

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    my son is a patient of dr.thondup in repulse bay. we have an appt with dr. adrian wu tomorrow for a scratch test. my son has been breaking out all in hives since the weekend. nothing new has been introduced so really the hives could be from anything - latex, a certain food, milk etc...babies can not have any allergy to something then over time create a sensitivity to it. we are doing the scratch test because my son is 17 monthns old and the blood test is not that accurate for children under 2 years.

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    Hi wanfamily,
    We went through exactly the same situation as you - from being desperate because we could not clear up my daughter's eczema (it was really really bad!) to wishing we had known Dr Wu before! His diagnostic and treatment was the same as for your daughter.
    Now, whenever I see a little eczema patch coming up, I would simply do the wet wrapping and it disappears like it's magic!
    How old is your daughter? Mine is 4. I have not done the bleach bath yet. I must say this 'scares' me a little bit. Have you tried it? How was it? Thanks for sharing.

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    HI Tulip,
    My daughter is 3. We were a bit scared about doing the bleach bath as it sounds so drastic. In reality, it's just like a swimming pool - slightly stronger. We just made sure she didn't put her face in it and we rinsed her off thoroughly afterwards. She was completely fine in it. (Funny thing is the last doctor advised us against all bathing and swimming pools in particular!)

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    Hi ,, I am trying to track down a brand called mini organics in Hong Kong.. They have a 3 step plan for ezcema which is totally organic, and apparently it works very well.. they have details on their site, and I am thinking of ordering it from Australia if I cannot find it here.. but I am told it is sold here ...somewhere

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