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Conventional treatment provides emollients for Level 1 and topical steroids for Level 2 ... BUT neither are sufficient for Level 3!

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Level 3 needs its own special treatment.

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Chronic eczema only heals with all three levels of treatment, as described in The Programme ...

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First ... Some general points Food For most children with eczema, what is eaten is not important. It is true that active eczema can worsen with certain foods but this is not allergy — it is a non­ specific toxicity. Once the skin has healed the food can be eaten again without any problem.

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Thus it has been known from long time that oranges, lemons and tomatoes can give a toxic reaction when eaten. This phenomenon usually disappears with age. Otherwise, it is particularly associated with existing eczema, or recently healed skin — in these phases the skin is relatively unstable. Infections Infections such as sore throats can sometimes worsen eczema in a non-specific way. Clothing Cotton is always to be preferred to wool and synthetic clothing. The latter can give rise to mechanical irrita­ tion and hence itch, on atopic skin.

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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