Don't Forget the Bubbles is a paediatric blog providing online medical education. It is run by Tessa Davis, Henry Goldstein, Ben Lawton and Andrew Tagg, and is a collaborative effort to create a Free Open Access Medical Education (FOAM) resource for paediatrics.
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Eczema management

In part 1 we considered the difficulties of being a patient with eczema, in this part we look at management. Knowing what we do – how can we manage patients with eczema? Other options for treating eczema can be considered such as antihistamines for itch, oral steroids and even stronger immunosuppressants. Children with severe eczema…

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Eczema – an itchy problem

Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition. In most cases it develops in early childhood. It is typified by dry itchy skin and is episodic in nature (except in severe cases). Most children with eczema will experience flares, sometimes as often as three- four times per month. (NICE Guidelines 2007). In today’s part we will…

Sedation for the agitated adolescent

For paediatric ED doctors who come from a paediatric training background, dealing with the agitated adolescent can be very stressful. There is so much more to managing the agitated adolescent than just drugs, but sometimes sedation is necessary. As we are not used to sedating children in this way, choosing drugs and doses can be difficult. This…