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The easy-to-use cost-effective treatment programme that combines
optimal topical treatment with habit reversal for habitual scratching
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The Combined Approach to Atopic Eczema
A new approach to treating atopic skin disease was introduced at the Daniel Turner Department of Dermatology at Westminster Hospital London in 1989. It is a combined approach, combining optimal conventional topical treatment of atopic eczema with the
Since its introduction it has been successfully used, first at Westminster Hospital, then at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, in the management of this troublesome condition for increasing numbers of delighted patients.
The approach is detailed in Atopic Skin Disease - A Manual For Practitioners. Links to the main chapters of this manual are given above.
This website has been built on the suggestion of patients to promote The Combined Approach to Atopic Eczema.
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"There is no doubt that The Combined Approach to eczema described here is effective and so will improve the quality of life for many patients with atopic eczema"
"It was striking how such a horrible and unpleasant experience could be easily dealt with by these really simple and staightforward measures"
"This programme has left my skin stronger, more versatile and most importantly more manageable than I can remember. A welcome break after 24 years."
"The treatment programme is very simple, and is based on common sense"
"The programme is a complete success and has changed my life in a way I never thought possible! I am very grateful"
"Using The Combined Approach, the patient is empowered to take charge of their eczema, and stop it controlling their life"
"He is now facing his teenage years without weeping sores. The programme is clear, logical and easy to use, and I cannot recommend it more highly. It has made a tremendous difference to his life - thank you : we are extremely grateful"
"The Combined Approach is effective in reversing the distress and low self esteem of chronic atopic eczema - it gives patients both skills and knowledge to control their eczema, and to improve the quality of their life"
" Since completing the course my skin is a lot healthier. There are relapses but these can be zapped as instructed. Overall my general well being and comfort have dramatically improved. Thank you"
"I was sceptical before the treatment began but I’ve been amazed by the results. My skin is the best it has been in my life. It has without a doubt improved my quality of life – it’s also improved the quality of life of my partner who no longer has to put up with my scratching through the night!"
"At my advanced age I developed atopic eczema for the first time, and was soon frantic with itching and scratching. The Combined Approach really worked for me! I am not cured, but I am dramatically better. Now I only need daily moisturiser, with topical steroids for a day or so only every six to eight weeks."
"Within a few days he was hardly scratching. It was quite remarkable."