Published by Red Kite (Doctor Spot Case Book series), 2003
Rachel Rhino and her brother and mum have moved next door to the Frog family, and when they meet, it becomes obvious that Rachel has a skin problem. She itches all the time and has red patches. When people start avoiding her because they are afraid she is catching, Mrs Frog suggests to Mrs Rhino a visit to Doctor Spot. He diagnoses atopic eczema, and after a careful explanation of just what this is, he prescribes ointment, emollients and wet wraps, after which Rachel gets better. The simple, brightly coloured illustrations of animals help make the story memorable, and there are two pages of detailed information for parents at the end of the book. One of an excellent series about childhood ailments, this book is recognised by the National Eczema Society and The Patients Association.
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