A practical guide to topical therapy in children.

  title={A practical guide to topical therapy in children.},
  author={Colin C Long and Caroline M Mills and Andrew Y Finlay},
  journal={The British journal of dermatology},
  volume={138 2},
The parents of children with skin disease are often unsure how much topical therapy, particularly of corticosteroids, they should apply. The aims of this study were to devise simple guidelines on topical therapy for children, parents, doctors and nurses, and to check the accuracy of these guidelines in practice. The guidelines are based upon four principles: the adult fingertip unit (FTU); the 'rule of 9s'; standard height and weight charts for children; and standard nomograms for calculating… CONTINUE READING

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