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This new behaviour is particularly important at the beginning of treatment as itch is then at its worst. Reinforce this adaptive response with support and encouragement. Next ... Scratching because of habit and circumstance • Introduce new behaviours incompatible with scratching and rubbing.

Use Talk Play Diversion Distraction

Dispense with unessential provocative situations for the duration of the programme. Adapt essential difficult activities by

Planning ahead Doing them quickly Keeping hands busy

So ... Encourage, Innovate, and Anticipate ...

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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