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What is Complete Emollient Therapy?

Benefits of Complete Emollient Therapy for you and your patients

Complete Emollient Therapy or CET is a well-established approach, describing an emollient treatment regime for people with dry skin conditions such as eczema. This regime consists of a combination of different emollients – ointments, creams and emollient bath oils – which are used regularly throughout the day to help keep skin moisturised and healthy.  

Continual treatment with Complete Emollient Therapy (combinations of cream, ointment, bath oil and emollient soap substitute) will help provide maximal effect

Guidelines for the management of atopic eczema by Primary Care Dermatology Society and British Association of Dermatologists1

The use of CET is one of the simplest, safest and most effective methods to control atopic eczema and uses emollient cream, ointments, emollient soap substitutes and emollient bath and shower products

Caring for children and young people with atopic eczema by Royal College of Nursing2

Intensive use of emollients will reduce the need for topical steroids. It should be emphasised to all patients that the quantity and frequency of use of emollients should be far greater than that of other therapies they may be given

Guidelines for the management of atopic eczema by Primary Care Dermatology Society and British Association of Dermatologists1

References for quotes:
1 - http://www.pcds.org.uk/images/stories/pcdsbad-eczema.pdf
2 - https://www.rcn.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0018/156006/003228.pdf