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National Skin Centre

The National Skin Centre (NSC) is an outpatient specialist dermatological centre with a team of dermatologists who have the experience and expertise to treat every skin condition. NSC started its operations on 1 November 1988 after taking over the treatment of skin diseases from Middle Road Hospital. We handle a patient load of about 1,000 patients daily. We are a public health institution and a member of the National Healthcare Group (NHG), sharing the NHG vision of "Adding years of healthy life".

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As a tertiary health care institution, the NSC provides specialised dermatological services, trains medical students and post graduates, and undertakes research in dermatology.

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17 Sep 2018

The coordination after seeing a doctor is really bad & really needs huge improvements.

I was directed to the cashier, whom I waited for 30 to 40mins. After seeing some patients who saw the doctor being served before me, I approached a staff at the counter, who checked & told me that my case was referred to the Pharmacy.

Wasted my time waiting. If I had been more patient, I would have ended up waiting for an even longer time.

17 Sep 2018

Registration side was very rude. Long waiting time despite having an appointment. Something NSC really have to improve on.

ASK DR LUCINDA TAN (NATIONAL SKIN CENTRE): ECZEMA

Eczema is a skin condition causing inflammation, dryness and an itch. It's common skin problem that affects approximately 10% of the adults in Singapore. We've invited Dr Lucinda Tan, consultant from National Skin Centre to answer all your ezcema questions. 

Dr Lucinda Tan, consultant from NSC answered questions on: 

  • Causes of eczema
  • How to curb eczema itching
  • Best treatment options for eczema

DxD is proud to partner with National Skin Centre to raise awareness for this skin condition. To learn more about eczema, head down to National Skin Centre's public forum on Eczema on 27 October 2018 to find out more

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Dear Imelda, This is a common question which many patients with childhood eczema ask. Usually, if the eczema is well controlled in childhood, with infrequent flares, there is a good chance of outgrowing eczema as the child gets older. However, if the eczema was severe or poor...
Dear Sheng Yi, This is the one advice I give to all my patients: moisturise, moisturise, moisturise . As dry skin is the key driving force behind eczema, the main strategy for treating eczema would be to moisturize the skin regularly. Use gentle cleansers and moisturizers to...
Hi Shermaine, You should always find a doctor that you are comfortable asking questions and allowing him/her to examine your skin. You may consider recommendations by friends / family or a clinic’s track record before making an appointment. To learn more about eczema, d...
Dear Andrea, Itch is an important part of eczema as we know scratching damages the skin, resulting in more gaps and allowing for bacteria to enter, leading to infections. There are a few ways to help with itch symptoms: 1. Moisturize frequently and liberally 2. Wipe o...
Hi Jian Hua, There are many causes for eczema, mostly due to a genetic predisposition. We consider food allergy causing skin rashes if the child has recently tried the food (usually during the weaning periods) and has demonstrated consistent skin rashes every time that particula...
Hi Jimmy, Yes and no. Eczema is defined as a chronic itchy inflammatory skin disease. There are many causes for eczema and it is labelled accordingly. For example, if it is due to an irritating environmental cause, it can be called contact eczema. Atopy is a group of diseases...
Dear Hai Chang, Please be rest assured that eczema is not contagious. You will not get eczema from being in contact with a person having eczema. However, most individuals with eczema have an underlying genetic predisposition. Since both your children share similar genes, they...
Dear Jing She, Eczema is a very common skin condition in Singapore, but the underlying cause varies between individuals. Most commonly, there is a genetic predisposition to having dry skin. When the skin is dry, it allows for tiny gaps (not visible to the naked eye) in the sk...

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