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Atopic eczema in children

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Guidance ID NICE 'referral advice' recommendation 'Referral advice' category
CG57 In children with atopic eczema, diets including soya protein can be offered to children aged 6 months or over with specialist dietary advice. Time frame not specified
CG57 Do not use very potent preparations of topical corticosteroids in children without specialist dermatological advice. Time frame not specified
CG57 Potent topical corticosteroids should not be used in children aged under 12 months without specialist dermatological supervision. Time frame not specified
CG57 Topical calcineurin inhibitors should not be used under occlusion (bandages and dressings) for treating atopic eczema in children without specialist dermatological advice. Whole-body (limbs and trunk) occlusive dressings (including wet wrap therapy) with topical corticosteroids should only be used to treat atopic eczema in children for 7-14 days (or for longer with specialist dermatological advice), but can be continued with emollients alone until the atopic eczema is controlled. Time frame not specified
CG57 If eczema herpeticum (widespread herpes simplex virus) is suspected in a child with atopic eczema, treatment with systemic aciclovir should be started immediately and the child should be referred for same-day specialist dermatological advice. Immediate
CG57 Healthcare professionals should consider phototherapy or systemic treatments for the treatment of severe atopic eczema in children when other management options have failed or are inappropriate and where there is a significant negative impact on quality of life. Treatment should be undertaken only under specialist dermatological supervision by staff who are experienced in dealing with children. Time frame not specified

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