Eczema Treatment in Malaysia

Dr. K & Associates Clinic provides personalised eczema treatment in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor, Malaysia. Our expertise in skin health and evidence-based therapies enable us to treat even the most severe cases of eczema effectively.

About Dr. K &
Associates Clinic

Dr. K & Associates Clinic is a LCP credentialed medical aesthetic clinic offering the latest non-surgical aesthetic treatments in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur. Skilled in dermatological health and aesthetic medicine, our doctors are trained to provide patients with the highest standard of care. We believe in using a holistic approach to health and empowering patients towards total wellness.

Personalised Eczema Treatment Plans

Dr. K & Associates Clinic specialises in treating a wide range of skin issues using state-of-the-art techniques and medication. Our dermatological experts understand that no two skin conditions are alike. Hence, we offer customised eczema treatment plans that factor in a patient’s age, medical history, and genetics.

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What is Eczema

Eczema refers to a group of conditions that causes a person’s skin to be irritated or inflamed. Characteristics of eczema include red, dry, cracked, or scaly skin on the affected area. Eczema symptoms appear differently for everyone, but it almost always starts with itchiness.  This common skin condition is not contagious, so it is impossible to “catch” eczema from someone else.

Types of Eczema

The most common type of eczema, atopic dermatitis symptoms include dry skin, severe itching at night, and red-brown patches of skin.

This form of eczema develops after repeated exposure to a substance, resulting in an allergic reaction.

Itchy blisters on the soles of feet, sides of fingers, toes, and palms are common for patients with this form of eczema. Usually filled with fluid, the blisters can last about 2-4 weeks.

Like atopic dermatitis, this form of eczema results in thick, scaly patches on the affected area. It can appear on any part of the body, from arms and legs to the scalp and genitals. 

This distinct form of eczema causes coin-shaped spots to form on the affected area. It is usually triggered by a reaction to burns, abrasion, or insect bites.

Hand eczema is when the skin on the hands become cracked and inflamed after contact with rubber chemicals, detergents, or hard water.

Stasis dermatitis appears in the lower legs, where blood collects in the body. People with poor blood circulation are at higher risk of developing this specific type of eczema.

What causes Eczema

Experts still have not found the cause of eczema, and there is no known cure for this condition yet. You might develop eczema after exposure to extreme temperatures or irritants found in soaps and garments. High stress levels and a family history of allergies could also trigger eczema flare-ups.

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Available Eczema Treatments in Malaysia

As there is no cure for eczema, the goal of eczema treatment is to control itch, heal the skin, and prevent flares and infections. Common eczema treatments in Malaysia include:

Corticosteroids work to suppress immune cells while calcineurin inhibitors block the body’s overactive immune system response. Both medications are anti-inflammatory and effectively relieve common symptoms of eczema like itching, redness, and swelling.

A more potent form of medication is oral immunosuppressant medications. They prevent your body’s immune system from signalling an inflammatory response.

Dupixent (dupilumab) is an FDA-approved medication that calms an overactive immune system, while Cosentyx (secukinumab) is an immunosuppressant medicine that inhibits the immune system’s inflammatory response. These human monoclonal antibodies are taken by injection to treat moderate to severe cases of eczema.

Low doses of UV light can help treat severe cases of eczema. UV light therapy and PUVA therapy are the two types of phototherapy that can keep the immune system from overreacting. 

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Meet Our Doctor

Dr Kimberly Yap Hae Mun

Founder and Medical Director

Meet Our Doctor

Dr Kimberly Yap Hae Mun

Founder and Medical Director

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Eczema Treatment FAQ

Most people require treatment to prevent eczema flare-ups. These flare-ups could last several weeks or longer if exposed to allergic triggers. Chronic eczema can last a lifetime, while acute eczema lasts a few weeks. 

Certified dermatology practitioners can help identify the specific type of eczema and recommend a suitable eczema treatment plan. They may prescribe medications that can manage the symptoms of eczema, like itching and inflammation. These medications include topical or oral medications and biological medications injected into the skin.

Our body temperature dips at night, causing the skin to itch more than usual. This fact could be why eczema patients tend to experience flares at night. People also tend to scratch themselves subconsciously during sleep, worsening eczema symptoms. 

Applying medicated creams and gels before bed can help to relieve irritation at night. Use only 100% cotton for your bed sheets and pillowcases to avoid triggering eczema flares.

Patients with eczema would experience itchiness that causes them to scratch. Frequent scratching produces inflammatory substances that create a bigger rash that spreads. 

Depending on the type of eczema, you can find ways to stop it from spreading. Avoiding contact with substances that irritate the skin is the simple fix for contact dermatitis. Ultimately, the best way to prevent spreading is to resist the temptation to scratch and consult a doctor about eczema treatment options immediately.

While eczema does not produce scars, scratching the area too much does. Over scratching can cause your skin to bleed and create wounds that turn into scars. Patients with severe scarring may require laser treatment to improve their skin’s appearance.

Laser treatment is also proven to help relieve pain and itchiness associated with eczema. Consult your doctor to see if laser treatment is a viable option for you.