Itching for a winter holiday? Tips to manage eczema in cold weather

Skin specialists recommend that eczema sufferers moisturise more often in cold weather, using thicker ointments. PHOTO: ISTOCKPHOTO
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SINGAPORE – As an eczema sufferer for the past three years, Mr Anson Kwok, 47, is not keen on a winter holiday any time soon.

He developed rashes and itchy, flaky skin three years ago in Singapore and was in so much discomfort that he could not sleep at night. The heat and humidity here might have triggered his rashes, but being in air-conditioned environments did not help either, he says.

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