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A guide to emollient therapy

23 February 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Although the benefits of emollient therapy have been widely acknowledged in dermatology treatments (Cork 1997), emollients have tended to be undervalued and...

Maintaining skin health in older people

30 October 2018

Nursing Older People


Skin changes associated with age are inevitable. Ageing is associated with structural and functional changes of the skin that result in increased vulnerability. The...

Managing chronic spontaneous urticaria (hives) in primary care

13 September 2018

Nursing Standard

Skin care

Chronic spontaneous urticaria is characterised by the spontaneous appearance of hives or wheals, and/or angioedema, lasting for at least six weeks. The condition may...