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Eczema: Answers at your Fingertips

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    ISBN: 9781859591253

Dr Tim Mitchell, Alison Hepplewhite

Eczema is an itching skin condition that can be difficult to deal with without the right treatment or advice. This new handbook will guide you through the maze of old wives' tales, unscientific advice and outdated treatments. With practical and medically accurate answers to hundreds of questions on every aspect of living with the condition, it will help you find ways to manage your own eczema - or that of your child - to fit in with your lifestyle and activities.  

Questions answered in the book include:

Table of Contents:
Part 1 Introduction
Part 2 What is eczema?
Part 3 What causes eczema?
Part 4 Complications and what can make eczema worse
Part 5 First-line treatment
Part 6 Second-line treatment
Part 7 Complementary therapies
Part 8 Feelings, family and friends
Part 9 School
Part 10 Social life and holidays
Part 11 Eczema through the ages
Part 12 Practical concerns

"I think the book is very good and answers the questions in a simple and easy-to-understand way"
Sue Ward, Information & Education Manager, National Eczema Society

About the Authors:
Dr Tim Mitchell MBCHB, DRCOG, DPD is a GP at Montpelier Health Centre in Bristol, with a special interest in dermatology. He is a founder member and former Secretary if the Primary Care Dermatology Society and an adviser to the Associate Parliamentary Group on Skin.

Alison Hepplewhite RGN, BSc (Hons) is a Dermatology Specialist Nurse based at St. George Health Centre, Bristol. She has worked in the field of dermatology for the past eleven years, running nurse-led clinics and providing day treatment and phototherapy services for patients with eczema.

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