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Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | September 2011

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Eczema in later life

Eczema in later life
Skin Care

Pages: 30 - 34

Article topics: Ageing skin, Emollients, Managing eczema in older patients/clients, Skin Care

Julie van Onselen & Margaret Cox provide an overview of skin changes that occur as we age – the intrinsic and extrinsic factors – and looks at the types of eczema most commonly experienced in later life.

Acknowledgements:
Reproduced with kind permission from the National Eczema Society (NES): This article first appeared in Exchange – National Eczema Society Members Magazine, Issue 139, pp 30-32, March 2011.
For more information please visit www.eczema.org. Alternatively ring the Healthcare Professional Information Line on 020 7561 8230 or the Patient Helpline on 0800 0891122.

Julie van Onselen, Independent Dermatology Nurse, National Eczema Society
Margaret Cox, Chief Executive, National Eczema Society  

Article accepted for publication: June 2011