This provides guidance on diagnosis and assessment, management, and providing information and education for children and their parents and carers.
Recommendations for health professionals include:
Use a holistic approach;
Identify potential trigger factors;
Use a stepped approach for managing atopic eczema in children;
Use emollients as the basis of management;
Offer children and parents or carers information on how to recognise and manage flares.
Clinical guideline 57 Atopic Eczema in Children is available at www.nice.org.uk