Have you heard of the FLAME study (Flares and Antibiotics in the Management of Eczema)?
This is a study which is aiming to establish whether some “infected” flares should be treated with antibiotics, or not.
NHS funded researchers based at the Universities of Bristol, Nottingham, Southampton and Portsmouth are working together to develop a study to find out how to best treat a child with eczema who has a “flare” of their condition. By flare, they mean that the eczema worsens despite using the regular treatments. One reason for this can be infection.
If you have one or more children with eczema, they really would like you to complete a short survey. They need as many people as possible to take part. Your answers will be important in helping decide how to study this particular problem.
There are 9 questions over 4 pages, and it should take no more than 10 minutes to answer them.
If you can help them, please go to the flame study survey site which can be found at:
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