Andrea Coe is a Paediatric Nurse Practitioner specialising in Allergies and particularly children with eczema. She has an extensive paediatric background spanning 20 years after training in the UK as Children’s Nurse. She now works in a Specialist Allergy Clinic in Brisbane working with families with eczema and supporting those with a new diagnosis of allergy with potential anaphylaxis (among other things!).

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…

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…