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Moisturisers: Effective in eczema

In people with eczema, moisturisers prolong time to flare, reduce the number of flares and are steroid sparing, according to a Cochrane review of 77 RCTs with a mean duration of 6.7 weeks. The studies encompassed 6603 people who were aged, on average, 18.6 years

Annular lesions, in images

Annular lesions are a group of skin conditions which present in a number of ways. Jean Watkins explains the diagnosis and treatment of annular lesions a primary care nurse might encounter.

Palms of hands, in images

The palms of the hands can be affected by a number of skin conditions. Jean Watkins describes the symptoms, causes and treatment for some of the most common.

Caring for people with eczema

Skin conditions are common in practice. Ian Peate details the diagnosis and treatment of patients presenting with eczema

Presentations of eczema

Atopic eczema is the most common form of eczema and follows a course of exacerbations and remissions, but presentations may differ in children and adults, writes Dr Jean Watkins

Managing eczema

Eczema is a chronic condition and management relies on patient education and understanding, write Conor Bowman, Faisal Ali and Jennifer Yell

Managing eczema in older patients

Community nurses can support older people with eczema by understanding the condition and treatment principles, writes Julie Van Onselen

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