Nursing care and management of patients with pruritus
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Nursing care and management of patients with pruritus

Ann Davies Clinical nurse specialist in dermatology, Welsh Institute of Dermatology, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff

This article discusses common pruritic conditions. It emphasises the importance of good history taking and provides a description of the topical treatments and measures that can be used to alleviate the patient’s symptoms.

Nursing Standard. 21, 41, 51-57. doi: 10.7748/ns2007.


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