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13.5.1 Preparations for eczema

Topical preparations for eczema

First-line management in primary care

Emollients +/- antimicrobials (see section 13.21 )

Topical corticosteroid (see section 13.4 )

Prescribing Notes

  • Refer to NICE CKS Eczema – atopic
  • All patients with eczema should use emollients along with soap substitutes
  • Exacerbation of eczema may represent secondary bacterial or viral infection. Refer to NICE NG190 for management of secondary bacterial infection of eczema and other common skin conditions.