Refer to the extensive clinical guidelines at the end of the chapter. For NHS Highland guidance on the treatment of head lice and scabies refer to guidance. 

The National Dermatology Patient Pathways (available at and via the NHS Highland Intranet under Shared Clinical Guidelines) should be used in association with drug recommendations and guidance in this chapter to inform the management of acne, alopecia, atopic eczema, benign skin lesions, generalised and local pruritus, hand and foot eczema, molluscum contagiosum, nail dystrophy, non-melanoma skin cancers, psoriasis, rosacea, scabies, solar (actinic) keratoses and Bowen’s Disease, suspicious pigmented lesions, urticaria, and viral warts.  Also refer to the British Association of Dermatologists Clinical Guidelines at

For use of dermatologicals in children, refer to BNF for Children.


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