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Using emollients to restore and maintain skin integrity

18 June 2008

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Emollients are an essential treatment option for the reduction of dry skin conditions and the maintenance of healthy skin. These functions are dependent on complex...

The effect of skin conditions on patients’ quality of life

03 November 2010

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Skin conditions can adversely affect many aspects of patients’ lives. The quality of life for people with skin conditions such as psoriasis, atopic eczema and acne...

Assessment and management of atopic eczema in children

07 September 2011

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Learning Zone

Atopic eczema is a chronic inflammatory itchy skin condition caused by a defect in skin barrier function. It is common in infants and children and may continue into...

Current clinical practice in atopic dermatitis

06 August 2014

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Art & Science

Atopic dermatitis affects both children and adults, and often presents in early life as itchy, dry skin primarily located on the face, trunk and limbs. There is...