Atopic eczema affects 20% of children, with 60% developing eczema in infancy. This session will look at how to promptly diagnose atopic eczema and identify common triggers (irritants and allergens). The management of atopic eczema will be discussed according to evidence-based guidance, on emollient therapy, topical treatments (topical corticosteroids and calcineurin inhibitors) and appropriate use of antimicrobials. The session will focus on practical management and how to enhance parents and carers understanding and confidence in managing childhood atopic eczema.
Julie van Onselen, Dermatology Lecturer Practitioner, Dermatology Education Partnership Ltd and The National Eczema Society