Chapter 9. Eczema

  1. Rebecca Penzer RN, BSc(Hons), PGDipEd, MSc Nurse Specialist Deputy Chair1 and
  2. Steven J. Ersser RGN, BSc (Hons), PhD (Lond), CertTHEd Professor Director Chair2

Published Online: 10 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444319804.ch9

Principles of Skin Care: A Guide for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals

Principles of Skin Care: A Guide for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals

How to Cite

Penzer, R. and Ersser, S. J. (2010) Eczema, in Principles of Skin Care: A Guide for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444319804.ch9

Author Information

  1. 1

    Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn, UK

  2. 2

    Bournemouth University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405170871

Online ISBN: 9781444319804

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Keywords:

  • types of eczema and relevant principles of care - underpinning treatment of people living with eczema;
  • eczema or dermatitis-inflammatory reaction pattern in skin, provoked by external or internal factors;
  • acute and chronic eczema;
  • eczema biology and pathophysiology;
  • normal and eczematous skin barrier;
  • atopic eczema;
  • eczema diagnosis-identification of key clinical signs;
  • discoid eczema, eczema presenting as disc-shaped, rounded areas of raised eczematous lesions;
  • other forms of childhood eczema - seborrhoeic dermatitis;
  • behavioural treatments for eczema - psychological support and educational intervention

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • What is eczema?

  • Atopic eczema

  • What is eczema commonly mistaken for?

  • Eczema severity assessment

  • Caring for children with eczema

  • Other forms of eczema in adulthood

  • Contact dermatitis

  • Treatment options for eczema

  • Conclusion

  • References