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Eczema in paediatrics affects 25% of school going children in Singapore. It is a common skin disorder and the prevalence has increased over the years. Treatment options usually involve the use of corticosteroids in Western Medicine. Researches have shown that the use of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has increased widely in Singapore as an alternate treatment for eczema. The purpose of this pilot study is to evaluate the effectiveness of the two different treatment options, evaluating the duration, outcome and recurrence rate of eczema in paediatrics. A selective sampling will be used to obtain a total sample size of 50 participants from 2 different clinics. A questionnaire will be used to obtain data from parents awaiting consultation at the respective clinics. The progress of each participant will be followed up for a total of 2 months. Key words: Traditional Chinese Medicine, Western Medicine, eczema & paediatrics.

According to the Department of Statistics, Singapore has a total population of 5.18 million people as of 2011, of which 77% are Chinese. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) treatment is widely sought in...

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