Best Emollients for Eczema (BEE)

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The BEE study has now closed to recruitment having exceeded its target number of participants. Participants will continued to be followed up until October 2020.  Results will be expected early 2021.

BEE (Best Emollients for Eczema) is a research study that will improve the treatment of childhood eczema by finding out which emollients (moisturisers) are most acceptable and effective.

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Moisturisers are the main treatment for eczema, but there are many types available, and deciding which one to use can be confusing. As many carers of children with eczema will know, finding the right moisturiser can often be a case of trial and error, resulting in multiple GP appointments before patients find one that works for them.

Until now, very little research has been done to identify which moisturisers are the most effective and acceptable to use. Currently, we do not know whether one moisturiser is better at treating eczema than another.

BEE aims to identify which moisturisers are more effective and acceptable in treating eczema in children, to provide GPs and patients with more reliable information about which is best for controlling eczema.

The BEE study is funded by the NIHR Health Technology Assessment (ref 15/130/07). The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health.

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