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Eczema Pathway - Treatment Algorithm

Principles of Treatment

  • Stepped approach tailoring treatments to severity
  • Emollients are the basis of management and used even when skin clear


Stepped Treatment Options

Mild Atopic Eczema:

  1. Emollients
  2. Mild potency topical steroids


Moderate Atopic Eczema:

  1. Emollients
  2. Moderate potency topical steroids
  3. Bandages, compress and wet dressings (confer with Dermatologist/Paediatrician)


 Severe Atopic Eczema:

  1. Emollients
  2. Potent topical steroids →3-5 days face moderate potency →7-14 day potent body
  3. Topical calcineurin inhibitors
  4. Bandages compress and wet dressing
  5. Confer with dermatologist/paediatrician
  6. Phototherapy
  7. Systemic therapy


Last updated : Thursday, May 18, 2017
Next review date : Friday, May 18,2018


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