About the author vii Acknowledgements ix 1 What is eczema? 1 2 What is the best treatment for eczema? 9 3 The impact of eczema on your child and on the family 29 4 Understanding and managing scratching 43 5 Understanding and managing sleep problems 59 6 Understanding and managing diet for your child with eczema 71 7 Managing teasing and improving your child's self-esteem 79 8 Growing up with eczema 91 Useful addresses and contacts 99 Recommended further reading 103 Index 105
Penny Titman is an experienced clinical child psychologist who hasextensive experience in working with children and families withchronic health problems. She has completed a PhD on the psychological impact of skin conditions on children and theirfamilies which included a study of childhood eczema on the family.
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