Atopic Eczema in Children and Adults

Useful link: http://www.pcds.org.uk/clinical-guidance/atopic-eczema


When to consider a referral:

Only cases of severe or difficult eczema usually need to see a Dermatologist.

  • For consideration of second line treatment such as photochemotherapy, cytoxic drugs and topical immunomodulators.
  • Eczema herpeticum – contact the on call team.
  • If contact allergic dermatitis is suspected for patch testing.

Please include the type and duration of all treatments in the referral letter.

Consider early referral for severe disease in children so as to minimise any psychological impact of the disease.