Understanding Childhood Eczema

Understanding Childhood Eczema

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As many parents know, eczema amongst children can be a difficult, painful and frustrating condition to cope with for the parent and the child. It frequently causes irritable behaviour in the child and sleep disruption. This can result in parenting difficulties, and may even place the child at increased risk of behavioural and emotional problems. In addition to covering the medical aspects of the condition, Understanding Childhood Eczema focuses on the psychological consequences and how they can be managed, as well as psychological factors in treatment. Revealing the advantages and drawbacks of conventional therapies, this easy-to-follow guide explains all aspects of childhood eczema in an accessible manner to help you and your child cope with this distressing condition. Penny Titman is an experienced clinical child psychologist who has extensive experience in working with children and families with chronic health problems. She has completed a PhD on the psychological impact of skin conditions on children and their families which included a study of childhood eczema on the family.Ask your doctor to refer you to a dietitian so that you can be sure that any diet you do try is safe for your child and is nutritionally adequate. ... attending an outpatient service, they could do a sketch of how extensive the eczema is and how red and inflamed the skin is before you start. ... After your child has been on the diet for four weeks, ask the same person to look at your child again and rate how severelyanbsp;...

Title:Understanding Childhood Eczema
Author:Penny Titman
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2003-08-01


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