Childhood eczema
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Childhood eczema

Dinah Gould Professor of Nursing, South Bank University, London

Aims and learning outcomes

The aim of this article is to:

Explain the physical and psychosocial problems associated with childhood eczema from the perspective of the child and the family

Describe the changes that occur with atopic eczema

Describe possible triggers and how topical therapy should be adapted when the skin has flared

Outline nursing care needed by the family to manage a child’s condition

Outline the support provided by the National Eczema Society

Primary Health Care. 11, 7,43-50. doi: 10.7748/phc2001.09.11.7.43.c331