Medical Conditions

Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) and Your Child

Topical steroids are used to reduce inflammation (redness and swelling) and to stop the itch. They are the oldest and most widely used medicines for eczema and are effective and safe when used as directed. Uncommon side effects, including thinning of the skin, stretch marks, or acne, may occur if they are not used as directed.

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