Understanding Childhood Eczema

Overview

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...

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Overview

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.

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"'A good book to but?" (Familyonwards.com, 27 March 2003)

"?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)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470847596
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/9/2003
  • Series: Understanding Illness & Health Series , #1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 124
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 9.07 (h) x 0.37 (d)

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Table of Contents

About the author.

Acknowledgements.

1. What is eczema?

2. What is the best treatment for eczema?

3. The impact of eczema on your child and on the family.

4. Understanding and managing scratching.

5. Understanding and managing sleep problems.

6. Understanding and managing diet for your child with eczema.

7. Managing teasing and improving your child's self-esteem.

8. Growing up with eczema.

Useful addresses and contacts.

Recommended further reading.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2006

    Okay, but not great.

    I and my family have dealt with eczema for a considerable period of time, and I have perused a number of magazine articles, surfed web sites, and read books on eczema out there. While Understanding Childhood Eczema did explain a little bit about the condition, and gloss over the basics in broad brush strokes, it did not offer the kind of sound, practical, concrete advice I would have expected in a book of this nature. For parents of kids with eczema, I would instead recommend Eczema Free for Life, which is current and up-to-date, or the slightly out-of-date Eczema in Childhood.

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