Use of emollients in dry-skin conditions: consensus statement

Clin Exp Dermatol. 2013 Apr;38(3):231-8; quiz 238. doi: 10.1111/ced.12104.


Emollients can perform an important role in the treatment of a number of dermatological conditions. Currently, the use of emollient therapy in the UK is supported only by limited guidelines and a best-practice statement, although guidelines do exist for specific conditions such as childhood eczema. To address this need, a group of clinical professionals covering acute community-care settings and medicines management met to review current data and practice. Their aim was to support other professionals in their approach to the use of emollient therapies in dry-skin conditions.

Publication types

  • Consensus Development Conference
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Consensus
  • Emollients / therapeutic use*
  • Humans
  • Skin Diseases / drug therapy*
  • United Kingdom


  • Emollients