An 8 year old child presented to her GP with eczema


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An 8 year old child presented to her GP with eczema. She was given emollient and
topical steroids by the GP. What SINGLE most appropriate advice should be given to her
regarding application of the ointments and cream?
A. Use steroids only when itchy
B. Apply emollient first, then steroids 30 minutes later
C. Apply steroids first, then emollient 30 minutes late
D. Mix emollient & steroid before use
E. Apply emollient at night together with steroids
If a topical steroid is also being used with an emollient, the emollient should be applied
first followed by waiting at least 30 minutes before applying the topical steroid. Creams
soak into the skin faster than ointments