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Part 2: The Programme

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The Vicious Circle and The Three Levels of Treatment

Treatment

1 . Emollients

Level 1

2. Steroids

Level 2

3. Habit

Level 3

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Level 1: Emollients Atopic skin becomes dry because it is abnormally porous. Dry skin must be treated with emollient, which prevents water loss and lubricates the skin. It is especially important to use emollients frequently at the beginning of treatment. The more inflamed, thickened and dry the skin is the more often an emollient must be used.

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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