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Objective findings Physical Skin, other systems. Mental Behaviour during consultation; relationship with parents

Other procedures • •

Photograph? Laboratory investigations?

Prognosis

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Score out of 10 (10 the best) — give reasons.

Introduce part one patient handbook • • • • • •

Atopy. Relevance of scratching. The vicious circle. The three levels of treatment. Food, infections and clothing. Scratching: awareness.

End of first visit • • •

Advise continue current treatment otherwise. Advise return for second visit with Part One handbook and list of circumstances most associated with scratching. Explain practical aspects of Phase One, especially Level 3.

Visit Two Review • •

Check brought Part One handbook? Record: 1. When scratching mostly. 2. Percentage scratching due to habit or circumstance. 3. 0-10 severity (parents' view). 4. Percentage new vs. old. 5. Where mostly, and otherwise.

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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