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Eczema Pathway - Is it Eczema?

Atopic eczema:

  1. Current visible flexural eczema knees/elbow and/or dermatitis on cheeks and/or extensor surface eczema <18/12 of age.  
  2. Previous history of flexural dermatitis <18/12 of age.
  3. Personal history of dry skin last 12 months.
  4. Personal history asthma and or allergic rhinitis or atopy in 1st degree relative if patient <4yrs.
  5. Onset in patient usually <2yrs.


Flexural eczema

Seborrhoeic eczema:

  1. Newborn to 6/12 age.
  2. Present with cradle cap.
  3. May affect skin creases i.e. groin (napkin area dermatitis).
  4. Non itchy salmon pink patches on face limits trunk.


Cradle Cap

Treatment seborrhoeic eczema:

Usually clears up by 6 months of age and rarely persists after 12 months.
Mild emollients applied 2 daily.
Hydrocortisone cream ½% -1.0% up to 2 times daily.
And/Or topical ketoconazole daily up to 2-4 weeks.

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

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