• 11Dec

    Cass has been having a bad patch of eczema on her right big toe for over a year. At times it seems to get better and at times, it would flare up and gets so itchy that Cass would scratch her toe till the skin breaks and bleeds. I think it must have been caused by the detergent used to wash her school shoes. I recently discovered that our part-time helper did not rinse off the detergent thoroughly. When I touched the shoes, they were still very soapy.

    Cass’s pediatrician recently gave her Potassium Permanganate Solution to soak the affected foot and Beprosalic ointment for topical application.

    Potassium permanganate, when diluted, is a mild antiseptic and astringent (something that dries the skin). It is for external use only.

    Potassium permanganate has a bright purplish color, reminding me of the color of ‘Barney’ the purple dinosaur.  Cass likes to see how I add drops of the purple solution into a container of water and seeing the dark purple color solution turn into a lighter shade of purple.

    Uses of Potassium Permanganate

    Skin Infections
    Potassium permanganate treats many skin infections, including eczema, canker sores, dermatitis, acne, vaginal thrush and vulvovaginitis. When applying to small, wet wounds, only a small amount of a very dilute solution is necessary. Larger areas, such as infected eczema on large areas of your body, particularly in the presence of blisters, pus or oozing, may require treatment with potassium permanganate water baths. These baths must contain very dilute potassium permanganate solutions. This dilution is essential, as potassium permanganate crystals and concentrated solutions burn skin. Even dilute solutions can irritate skin and repeated use may cause burns.

    Wound Cleansing
    Potassium permanganate wet soaks treat blistering wounds such as ulcers and abscesses. The astringent action dries out blisters, preparing them for further treatment. The broad antimicrobial properties kill bacteria, algae and viruses at varying concentrations, decreasing the potential for secondary wound infections.

    Fungal Infections
    Potassium permanganate foot soaks treat fungal infections such as athlete’s foot. Symptoms of these conditions include itching or burning, usually between the toes, as well as redness or a scaly skin appearance associated with the feeling as if your foot is on fire. These symptoms are relieved by killing or inhibiting the growth of the fungus using the oxidizing action of potassium permanganate. The affected foot is soaked in a solution of potassium permanganate dissolved in water for about 15 minutes twice a day for two to three weeks. One side effect of this treatment is that your foot will temporarily turn brown from the potassium permanganate.



  • 22Sep

    Eczema patients are usually prescribed with steroids which will cause a host of unfavourable side effects. This is why we must resort to something more natural which will be a better solution for eczema.

    The below pictures show how one consumer’s (she’s my friend) chronic eczema on her hands became better after consuming high dosage of Izumio and Super Lutein for just 1.5 months.


    Read steroids side effects here: http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/ss/slideshow-steroids-101?ecd=soc_fb_091715_ss_steroids

    For those of you who missed out on my earlier posts on what Izumio and Super Lutein are and how they can help to ease a host of ailments, you can click on the following links to read:

    Hydrogen (H2) as a potent antioxidant and exhibits anti-inflammatory and potentially anticancer-like activities (from US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health)

    Izumio Hydrogen Water and Super Lutein

    Izumio and Incontinence

     Super Lutein

    Day 18 On Izumio For Incontinence

    Symptoms of A Body Detox

    Day 20 On Izumio Hydrogen Water For Incontinence

    IZUMIO – Antioxidant Hydrogen Water

    Hydrogen Water Facts

    Super Lutein Goodness

    Dangers of Eczema Steroid Creams

    Super Lutein and Izumio Hydrogen Water For Glaucoma

    Effectiveness of Hydrogen Rich Water on Metabolic Syndrome (Diabetes and Obesity) – From US National Library of Medicine,






    Super Lutein For Osteoarthritis – Testimonial

    You can email shireenyong@gmail.com to find out more about Izumio and Super Lutein.


  • 12May

    If you’re suffering from eczema and using a steroid cream of some sort, you need to know this.

    It is a known fact that topical hydrocortisone cream for conditions like eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis can cause a number of side effects. Most over-the-counter topical steroids contain 1% of hydrocortisone while prescription hydrocortisone creams contain much more hydrocortisone.

    What is hydrocortisone?
    It is a steroid used to reduce inflammation. It can be bought over the counter or Doctors can prescribe larger doses of it. Before you spring into action and grab the first hydrocortisone cream you can get your hands on, please take the time to understand your skin structure first.

    Our skin is designed to protect us from countless external toxins – air pollution to murky lake water, from dirty gasoline pump handles to staph (skin infection).

    Skin cells provide a physical barrier, sort of like bricks and mortar, to keep the bad things out – most of the time. The cells aren’t as tightly packed as real bricks though, which means things can still squeeze by and penetrate.

    The bad news is that strong chemicals can penetrate sensitive or thin skin, cause an allergic reaction, and dangerously flood your bloodstream. Hydrocortisone significantly increased the chances of a number of viruses to infect human blood cells and has even been known to cause blood poisoning.

    When you apply hydrocortisone cream to sensitive spots such as the eyelids, armpits, and groin (all places where eczema, rashes, and allergic reactions are particularly common), skin is thinner and more folds exist, so skin hits skin often, which can cause medications to penetrate more deeply.

    These areas are also prone to stretch marks, irritation, hypo-pigmentation (lightening), and “a crinkly, cigarette-paper” appearance.

    Continued use of topical steroid creams containing hydrocortisone can cause the skin to develop a resistance (called tachyplaxis) to the medication. As a result, in order to have the desired medical effect, a stronger and more potent steroid may be needed, which may cause even more potential side effects.

    These side effects may include: thinning of the skin, easy bruising, permanent dilation of certain blood vessels, burn marks on skin, liver and kidney damage and a weakened immune system.

    So before you go out and get your hands on a hydrocortisone cream to heal that skin condition of yours or your child’s externally, think about it – why not heal from within and never have to deal with hydrocortisone creams or eczema or psoriasis ever again?

    IZUMIO Hydrogenated water helps to reduce the toxins in our bodies and neutralize cytotoxic free radicals in our bodies which leads to diseases. It also helps to hydrate the body from within. Super Lutein helps to build the body’s immunity and helps make the body more resistant to allergens.

    I know of  many happy customers with eczema who are in the process of healing and have been been healed with IZUMIO and Super Lutein. There is a hope! There is an alternative way to heal from within.

    If you want to know more on Izumio and Super Lutein, please email me at shireenyong@gmail.com

    For more reading on Izumio and Super Lutein, please click on the following link:

    Izumio Hydrogen Water and Super Lutein

    Izumio and Incontinence

    Super Lutein

    Day 18 On Izumio Hydrogen Water For Incontinence

    Symptoms of a Body Detox

    IZUMIO – Antioxidant Hydrogen Water

    Hydrogen Water Facts

    Super Lutein Goodness

    Cancer Patients Drinking Hydrogen-Rich Water



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I am a WFHM with 3 beautiful girls - Alycia, Sherilyn and Cassandra. I quit the job that I love to stay home with my 3 angels as that's what I've always wanted to do. I am a health freak, fitness freak and a clean freak too. I love to eat and live healthily and I want my kids and hubby to do the same too. Apart from being obsessed with good health, I am obsessed with fashion! I own an online store that sells ladies and kids clothing. Check out my online store at Old & New Stuff For Sale

I always believe that your health is your wealth and if you have good health, that's the best gift you can ever ask for from God.

Do check out my other blogs Health Freak Mommy and Health Freak Mommy’s Journal too!

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