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Skin Care

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Eczema and the influence of environmental factors
pic eczema is becoming more prevalent across all age groups. It is a condition that occurs in childhood and can resurface or develop for the first time in later life in those who may/may not have previously had asthma or hayfever. Other forms of eczema, such as asteatotic eczema (where the skin is abnormally dry) and varicose eczema (which affects the lower limbs and is common alongside varicose veins), often develop in older people, while irritant or allergic contact dermatitis can develop as a result of occupational activities or hobbies which involve contact with disinfectants or petroleum products. Management of atopic eczema involves leave-on topical creams in mild cases, to the use of systemic immunosuppressive medication in severe cases. However, understanding environmental factors and physiological changes that can occur in atopic eczema, and which can affect the severity of the condition, can assist general practice nurses (GPNs) to eliminate or reduce patientsí exposure, thus improving the control of the condition and reducing the risk of exacerbatio
August 2018 : Volume 4, Number 2
Improving shingles vaccination uptake
Shingles is a painful and debilitating disease which disproportionately affects older adults. Despite an effective vaccine, the use of which has reduced cases of shingles and the subsequent complication of postherpetic neuralgia, many eligible older adults are not receiving the vaccine. Uptake is lower than would be hoped for and has declined each year since the programme was introduced in 2013. This year, efforts are being made to reinvigorate interest in the vaccination programme and to provide supporting literature and information. General practice nurses (GPNs) are instrumental in advising patients about vaccination and will deliver the majority of vaccines. This article provides an overview of the disease, its cause, the role of immunity, risk and incidence, disease course, treatment, prevention and how to improve uptake by employing best practice initiatives. GPNs can use this information to advocate shingle vaccination and improve uptake and protection for the vulnerable older adults in the population.
August 2018 : Volume 4, Number 2
Managing the skin in primary care: an overview for GPNs
Long-term conditions: skin care
September 2017 : Volume 3, Number 3
Skin care today
May 2016 : 12 May 2016