Emollients for eczema

Arnold P. Oranje*, Flora B. de Waard-van der Spek, Clara Ordonez, Linda De Raeve, Magda Spierings, Johannes C. van der Wouden

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Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows: To assess the effects of topical application of emollients in eczema. Specifically, we wish to examine: whether application of emollients is enough to control mild eczema; whether application of emollients when used concurrently with active treatments such as topical corticosteroid creams can reduce consumption of topical corticosteroid creams without compromising disease severity; whether the use of emollients inbetween periods of deterioration of eczema helps to prevent future deterioration of eczema; and how different methods of application of emollients influence their efficacy. We will examine: direct application during the day; or after a bath or in spray form; or as a bath emollient. direct application during the day; or after a bath or in spray form; or as a bath emollient.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberCD008304
JournalCochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Volume2016
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2016

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Oranje, A. P., de Waard-van der Spek, F. B., Ordonez, C., De Raeve, L., Spierings, M., & van der Wouden, J. C. (2016). Emollients for eczema. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2016(8), [CD008304]. https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD008304.pub2