Effective use of emollients in infants and young people
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Effective use of emollients in infants and young people

Sandra Lawton Nurse consultant, Dermatology, Queen’s Medical Centre, University Hospital, Nottingham

Dry skin conditions are common in infants and young people. Emollients are the mainstay of treatment and play an important role in rehydrating dry skin. Nurses need to have a good knowledge of the causes of dry skin, the importance of skin barrier function and the properties and effective use of emollients if they are to help parents and children choose the most suitable product.

Nursing Standard. 19, 7, 44-50. doi: 10.7748/ns2004.10.19.7.44.c3735

Correspondence

sandra.lawton@mail.qmcuh-tr.trent.nhs.uk

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