Eczema management in school-aged children

Aust Fam Physician. 2017 Dec;46(12):896-899.


Background: Atopic eczema is a relapsing inflammatory skin condition that can be lifelong. Management of eczema is often focused on infants, with many school-aged children undertreated. Uncontrolled eczema has a significant impact on the quality of life of the child and their family.

Objective: The objective of this article is to discuss the practical management of eczema in school-aged children.

Discussion: This article will describe how eczema manifests in school-aged children, focusing on when to suspect triggers and how to manage these from a general practice perspective, and when to refer the child on to specialist services.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Disease Management*
  • Eczema / diagnosis
  • Eczema / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Patient Education as Topic / methods*
  • Quality of Life
  • Referral and Consultation*
  • Skin / pathology*