Eczema Training Needs For Early Years Staff

Support Strategy & Training Needs Support Strategy For children with Eczema, Early Support is a strategy put into place to improve the delivery of services for children, young people and their families. It enables services to co-ordinate activity better, providing families with a single point of contact and continuity through key working. Early Support helps local areas implement Government strategies to

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The Role of the Professionals dealing with Eczema

What information can I ask my GP for? It is also important that the child is given the opportunity to ask the doctor any questions that they may feel worried about. As a parent it is in their responsibility to understand the child’s condition, and also ask relevant questions in order to help the child. Simple questions that you should

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The Referral Process for Eczema

For children living with or who have just development eczema, an assessment for the referral of specialist dermatological advice is highly recommended. Particularly if the diagnosis is, or has become uncertain. Children are most likely to be referred if management has not controlled the eczema, in the way expected. Also if the condition is on the child’s face, and has

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Importance of Early Diagnosis of Eczema

Early Diagnosis & Intervention Early diagnosis and intervention of atopic eczema, especially in young children, is highly important in that it may progress to a chronic disease, involving the production of auto-immune antibodies to the skin. Early intervention is crucial to restore the defective skin barrier altering the course of eczema, by preventing allergen penetration. According to the NICE guidelines, ‘A

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Diagnosis of Eczema

Diagnosis & role of care professionals involved To diagnose eczema, the child’s doctor (GP) will usually be able to diagnose the condition by carrying out an assessment on the skin, asking questions and checking the medical history. It is within the doctor’s role to possibly ask about the family history of rashes, and other medical conditions related to allergies such as

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Signs and symptoms of Eczema

Signs and symptoms can vary during the early stages of eczema. Toddlers between 2 years and 6 months of age, and up until they reach 5 years, usually develop itchy, dry, red skin and small bumps can appear around the facial area, or scalp. However, the rash can become quite extreme and spread to their arms, legs and middle body.

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What is Eczema

Eczema can also be known as dermatitis, which is a dry skin condition. The condition itself can vary from person to person, appearing in many different forms. Eczema is not contagious meaning that it cannot be caught from someone. It can also range from mild cases to severe, and for young children, it can be very irritating. In mild cases

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