Guidance on management of atopic eczema
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