I had a colleague who had Rosacea on her face. Initially everyone thought she had bad acne on her face as her face was always red and had swells. Finally she saw a skin specialist who diagnosed her as suffering from Rosacea and he gave her a long dose of rosacea treatment. Rosacea is often confused with acne and sunburn. Though she is now cured from Rosacea, her face is still ‘bumpy’ and have scars from acne too.
When Baby C was hospitalized and could not eat or drink for almost 3 weeks, her lips became really dry and chapped. It did not help that she was in an air-conditioned room 24 hours a day for 3 weeks… which exacerbated the chapped skin on her lips. The skin became so chapped that it turned hard. I had to use a piece of face cotton, soaked it with some drinking water and dabbed it on her lips. On some days when baby looked really thirsty, I secretly gave her sips of water, which helped the skin on her lips turn soft again…. shhhhh!
Our surgeon also prescribed liquid parrafin to apply on baby’s chapped lips. I must say that the parrafin syrup was pretty effective in moisturizing baby’s lips and to prevent them from chapping. 2 days ago, my lips were dry… so dry that the edge of my lips cracked. I dabbed some parrafin syrup on my lips and the following day, the crack healed. The best thing about parrafin syrup is that it’s really cheap.
The small bottle above which contains about 2-3 tablespoons of parrafin syrup only cost 20 sen! So the next time your kids or you have dry and chapped lips, forget about spending a fortune on lip balm…. get parrafin syrup instead!
Our surgeon prescribed Baby C with Mederma cream to help the wound on her tummy (2 cuts below her belly button), neck and chest to speed up the healing process. Mederma Skin Care For Scars helps scars appear softer and smoother. Mederma cream can be used after surgeries, accidents, to remove acne scars, burns, for old/existing scars and even to remove stretch marks. Mederma is made in Germany and a small tube of 20g Mederma costs RM45 (from the hospital). According to the instructions, Mederma should be generously applied and gently rubbed for 2-3 minutes into Baby C’s wound 3-4 times a day for 8 weeks. Though it states 2-3 minutes, I can hardly rub baby’s wounds that long as she would always cry and struggle. I am quite certain that the scars on her wound would fade as she grows.