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The three levels of treatment. Scratching and registration.

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Advise continue current treatment otherwise. Advise return for second visit with Part One handbook and tally-counter.

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Check brought Part One handbook? Tally-counter? Record: 1. Scratching frequencies per day. 2. When scratching mostly. 3. Percentage scratching from itch. 4. Subjective 0-10 severity. 5. Percentage new vs. old. 6. Where mostly, and otherwise.

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Behavioural Analysis: How? 1. Nails? 2. Skin-on-skin rub? 3. Rubbing through clothing/use of towelling, etc.? 4. Rubbing against immovable objects? 5. Use of movable instruments? 6. Involving other persons? 7. Other methods scratching/rubbing, e.g. hot, or cold water? Use of teeth, use of stubble? Consequences 1 Physical. 2 Emotional. 3 Social (especially significant others).

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General health: physical, psychological. Recent/current life events and social factors. Past history, especially chronic illness, allergies. Family history, especially atopy, relationship with parents.

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Atopic Skin Disease - A Manual For Practitioners  

An account of a new behavioural approach to the treatment of atopic eczema, written for practitioners, but also for patients

Atopic Skin Disease - A Manual For Practitioners  

An account of a new behavioural approach to the treatment of atopic eczema, written for practitioners, but also for patients