NHS to cut silk clothing & emollient prescriptions for eczema patients

Author: talkhealth

Date: Jul 2019

The NHS has announced it will no longer be prescribing certain treatments for people suffering with eczema. The announcement follows a new consultation document, which suggests there is limited evidence to show that silk and other treatments included in the report are effective in treating eczema.

The prescription of nightwear and gloves, previously available to people with eczema and dermatitis, is one of a host of treatments and operations set to be cut or replaced.

People who currently receive bath and shower emollients, garments such as silk pyjamas and infant leggings and baby bodysuits, and additional items previously prescribed for treating eczema and dermatitis have been listed in a report named ‘Items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: an update and a consultation on further guidance for CCGs’, which you can read now to find out more information.

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