Emollients for eczema

  • Protocol
  • Intervention

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Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To assess the effects of topical application of emollients in eczema. Specifically, we wish to examine:

  1. whether application of emollients is enough to control mild eczema;

  2. whether application of emollients when used concurrently with active treatments such as topical corticosteroid creams can reduce consumption of topical corticosteroid creams without compromising disease severity;

  3. whether the use of emollients inbetween periods of deterioration of eczema helps to prevent future deterioration of eczema; and

  4. how different methods of application of emollients influence their efficacy. We will examine:

    • direct application during the day; or

    • after a bath or in spray form; or

    • as a bath emollient.

  • direct application during the day; or

  • after a bath or in spray form; or

  • as a bath emollient.

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