Among the various forms of eczema, atopic dermatitis is the most common, distinctive, and difficult to manage. Educating patients about avoiding flare factors and proper use of moisturizers along with rational use of topical corticosteroids is crucial to effective long-term management. Openly reviewing facts and fallacies about allergies can help keep the focus on necessary skin care while dealing with patients' allergy concerns. The team approach of physician and nurse helps clarify confusing issues and maximizes patients' ability to effectively treat a chronic but controllable condition.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Dermatology nursing / Dermatology Nurses' Association|
|State||Published - Aug 1999|
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