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Extensive Rashes

  • Brian K. Y. ChiaEmail author
  • Emily Y. Gan
Chapter

Practical Points

  • Severe and recalcitrant eczema can be a cutaneous manifestation of multiple syndromes such as HIES, SCID, A-T and Netherton syndrome

  • Adequate prescription of topical steroids is important in management of atopic dermatitis and use of the fingertip unit gives a good estimation of the amount required

  • To relief excessive pruritus in atopic dermatitis, first-generation, sedating antihistamines work better than new, non-sedating antihistamines

  • Oral cyclosporine is effective in severe, treatment refractory atopic dermatitis

  • Side-effects such as hypertension, hyperkalemia and hypomagnesemia should be monitored when using cyclosporine

Keywords

Hyper IgE syndrome Finger-tip-unit Body surface area Narrow-band ultraviolet 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Skin CentreSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Department of DermatologyKK Women’s and Children’s HospitalSingaporeSingapore

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