This guideline covers diagnosing and managing atopic eczema in children under 12. It aims to improve care for children with atopic eczema by making detailed recommendations on treatment and specialist referral. The guideline also explains how healthcare professionals should assess the effect eczema has on quality of life, in addition to its physical severity.
This guideline includes recommendations on:
We checked this guideline in July 2016. We found no new evidence that affects the recommendations in this guideline.
Next review: 2019
This guideline was previously called atopic eczema in children: management of atopic eczema in children from birth up to the age of 12 years.