Managing eczema

Nurs Times. 2011 Nov 29-Dec 5;107(47):22, 24-6.

Abstract

Eczema is an extremely common condition, with atopic eczema affecting at least 10% of infants at some stage. Nurses have a vital role in supporting patients and families by providing information about the condition and explaining the correct technique for applying topical medication. This article describes the different types of eczema and discusses the principles of care. Although treatment plans vary depending on the type of eczema, the underlying principles are the same.

MeSH terms

  • Dermatitis / diagnosis
  • Dermatitis / drug therapy
  • Dermatitis / nursing
  • Dermatitis / physiopathology
  • Dermatologic Agents / adverse effects
  • Dermatologic Agents / therapeutic use
  • Eczema / diagnosis
  • Eczema / drug therapy
  • Eczema / nursing*
  • Eczema / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Nursing Diagnosis
  • Patient Compliance
  • Self Care

Substances

  • Dermatologic Agents