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Understanding Childhood Eczema Paperback – April 11, 2003
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"?helping to identify the issues involved with eczema sensitively and accurately?a book that will undoubtedly become a first point of call for any parent caring for a child who has eczema?" (Junior, June 2003)
"?very helpful for parents with an atopic child?" (Intl. Jnl. Of Adolescent Health, Vol.15, No.2, 2003)
"?5 stars?invaluable for any family that has a child with eczema?" (Youthinmind.com, 4 Juluy 2003)
"?a very helpful and useful book?very good value for money and highly readable?" (Quarterly Jnl of the National Eczema Society, June 2003)
"?a clear easy-to-read style?can only be a benefit to any house where eczema is an issue?" (Marshwood Vale Magazine, July 2003)
"An invaluable resource for any family with a child who has eczema." (Here?s Health, September 2003)
From the Back Cover
Although eczema is a common childhood complaint, it can be an emotional, painful and frustrating condition to cope with for the family, as well as the child. Understanding Childhood Eczema tackles these difficulties with sympathy and understanding, showing you how to deal with tantrums, sleep problems, scratching, teasing, and lots more.
Packed full of practical advice for choosing and managing different treatments, Penny Titman also talks about how having a child with eczema can affect other family members. Am I spoiling my child because of the eczema? What about the other children? Am I neglecting my partner or myself?
Lots of people will offer you advice when your child has eczema. Understanding Childhood Eczema will help you decide what is best for your child, your family and you.
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Atopic dermatitis (atopic means alien, dermatitis means inflamed skin) or atopic eczema (eczema is Greek for to boil out) shows an inherited tendency to develop one or more of different types of conditions, like asthma, eczema of atopic type, allergic rhinitis or acute urticaria of allergic type. It is a major problem with more than 10% of the population suffering. Many children and their families will suffer and the condition create distress. Atopic dermatitis primarily is caused by cellular immune deficiency and elevated immunoglobulin E (IgE). The pathogenesis can be traced to a genetically inherited, bone marrow-derived cell associated with chromosome 11q. Abnormal skin reactivity also plays a major role in the development of the disease. Irritants to the skin are believed to predispose an individual to develop dermatitis more often than simply exposure to an allergenic trigger.Read more ›