Within two days, the eczema that attacked Khalish on the day we travelled to Kelantan, as he was exposed to harsh air conditioning at Kuala Lumpur International Airport despite being covered appropriately, healed. Thanks to Elomet, Ellgy H2O Hydro-Replenishing Hand and Body Cream, and Oilatum soap bar, all recommended by the paeditriacian Kamal and I consulted at the Perdana Specialist Hospital. I will keep the Cetaphil body wash and mosturiser my cousin-in-law sent our way as a contingency set. Now, Kamal and I always keep Khalish extra mosturised, particularly in cold surrounding.
Now that he is free from eczema, Khalish has been smiling and cooing a lot. Such a good mood made a leakage episode on the morning of Syawal 1 bearable. It was also bearable because I had another change of baju kurung that matched Kamal's baju Melayu. Yes, Khalish did number two excessively again. The next times, Kamal and I were more cautious with the way we handled Khalish after his milk session.
For the aforementioned episode, I was responsible. Since Syawal arrived, I have been experiencing slight diarrhea, which got worse for the last two days. The reason I could not be online. I might have consumed too much dairy products as I was concerned of my milk production while travelling to Kelantan. Alhamdulillah, Khalish is not affected any longer.
Nevertheless, he contracted fever, with vomiting, the same day my diarrhea worsened. We were in at my elder brother's place then. Bakhtiar, right after reaching home from work, brought us to the paediatrician his children frequent.
So, eczema and fever. What we learned from the latter are:
+ Always keep a thermometer and packets of cold patches handy.
+ Keep important medicines nearby, too. Fever is common among infants.
+ Dress the feverish baby in airy clothes.
+ Get a good syringe to ensure a smooth medicine-feeding.
+ Breastfeed as a mother's milk is the best medicine for a baby's illness. Eczema included.
+ If a mother who breastfeeds is sick at the same time the baby contracts an illness, it is important for the mother to get help to take care of the baby (as she tends to be extremely cranky due to discomfort from the illness).