Atopic Eczema in Children - Free Online Nursing CPD Courses

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Atopic eczema in children


Atopic eczema (atopic dermatitis) is a chronic, inflammatory skin disorder which develops in genetically-susceptible individuals in response to irritants and allergens. It can affect people of any age, but presents most frequently in childhood.1

Dry, itchy skin can pose a considerable psychological and physiological burden but with the correct treatment advice, health professionals can enable parents and carers to alleviate children’s symptoms and achieve long-term control. This picture quiz will reinforce your understanding of atopic eczema and the appropriate treatment regimens for children.


After studying this module you should:

  • Review atopic eczema symptoms to ensure correct diagnosis even in young children
  • See the latest NICE guidelines for atopic eczema treatment to ensure children get the best care
  • Recognise the broader impact of emollient treatment selection for children


Written by: Karen J Stocker BSc (Hons)
Reviewed by: Emma Williams RN (Child) Dip, Cert Ed, MSc EPP


  • Read the clinical summary
  • Complete the picture quiz
  • Receive CPD certificate

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