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'Referral advice' recommendation details

Recommendation details

Referral advice recommendation:Healthcare professionals should exclude secondary bacterial or viral infection if a mild or moderately potent topical corticosteroid has not controlled the atopic eczema within 7-14 days. In children aged 12 months or over, potent topical corticosteroids should then be used for as short a time as possible and in any case for no longer than 14 days. They should not be used on the face or neck. If this treatment does not control the atopic eczema, the diagnosis should be reviewed and the child referred for specialist dermatological advice.
Recommendation ID:45
Referral advice category:Time frame not specified

Source guidance details

Guidance ID:CG57
Issue date:December 2007
Paragraph number:1.5.3.6
Page number:20
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NICE Classifications

Topic:
  • Skin
Sub topic:
  • Paediatrics
  • Dermatology

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