Navigation Links
Corticosteroid Creams Safe for Kids With Eczema: Study
Date:4/21/2011

THURSDAY, April 21 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term use of topical corticosteroids to treat children with the skin condition known as eczema doesn't cause any major negative side effects, according to a new study.

Many parents are concerned about the use of corticosteroid creams or lotions applied to the skin and this can lead to poorly managed eczema in children, the researchers explained. The most common fear among parents is that these ointments -- which contain steroids such as hydrocortisone or fluticasone -- will cause thinning of their child's skin. Some health care providers also share these concerns.

This study included 70 children who were treated with enough of the topical corticosteroids applied to the skin to consistently keep them virtually free of eczema, plus a control group of 22 children who didn't receive the medication.

During the study, all of the children were assessed for signs of corticosteroid-related side effects. There were no differences between the children receiving the medication and those in the control group.

"Our results show that normal routine use of topical corticosteroids does not cause skin thinning, and parents should be reassured. We hope that our work will give them the confidence to use topical corticosteroids safely and effectively," study leader Gayle Fischer, of the University of Sydney in Australia, said in a journal news release.

One expert was reassured by the findings.

"Cortisone phobia is prevalent around the world and results in the undertreatment of children and adults with eczema," noted Dr. Seth J. Orlow, chair of the department of dermatology at NYU Langone Medical Center, New York City, and Weinberg Professor of Pediatric Dermatology at the NYU School of Medicine.

"While the authors didn't examine for any internal effects of cortisone absorption, we usually assume local effects would typically predate systemic ones," he added. "Parents, pediatricians and others should take comfort that this study supports the excellent safety record of prescription topical cortisones when used appropriately under the guidance of a knowledgeable physician to control a child's eczema over extended periods of time."

The study is published in the current issue of the journal Pediatric Dermatology.

More information

The Nemours Foundation has more about eczema and children.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCES: Seth J. Orlow, M.D., Ph.D., chair, department of dermatology, NYU Langone Medical Center and Weinberg Professor of Pediatric Dermatology at the NYU School of Medicine, New York City; Pediatric Dermatology, news release, April 21, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Use of topical corticosteroids in children with eczema does not have negative side effects
2. Launching Today: Herbal Destination, a New Kind of Company for Herbal Supplements, Oils and Creams
3. Despite Treatment, Employees with Depression Generate Higher Absentee Costs, According to Thomson Reuters Study
4. American Council on Exercise (ACE) Study Reveals Kettlebells Provide Powerful Workout in Short Amount of Time
5. TV drama can be more persuasive than news program, study finds
6. Study carried out into biological risks of eating reptiles
7. Neuroimaging study may pave way for effective Alzheimers treatments
8. Study finds racial gaps continue in heart disease awareness
9. Luth Researchs IndicatorEDG(TM) Study Finds Americans Hopes of Achieving Their Dreams Are Fading
10. First blinded study of venous insufficiency prevalence in MS shows promising results
11. Soothing infants with food focus of childhood obesity study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Corticosteroid Creams Safe for Kids With Eczema: Study
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... May 03, 2016 , ... Intrigma, ... today that Legacy Health is expanding its use of Intrigma’s cloud-based physician scheduling ... successful initial proof of concept. The Portland, Oregon based health system conducted a ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... May 03, 2016 , ... ... a special type of surgical procedure that can be used to diagnose and treat ... instruments can be inserted. These instruments include a special lighting system and lens that ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... , ... Finding the right way to address a patient’s condition before it worsens will ultimately ... board. , “You do the right thing, at the right time, at the right dose ... said Leonard M. Fromer, MD, FAAFP, from Group Practice Forum. “Even if the cost of ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... , ... May 03, 2016 , ... Dave Newberry, broker/owner ... Interim Care Center (PICC) annual fundraiser luncheon on Friday, May 20. “We have ... the smallest victims of drug abuse,” said Newberry. , PICC is a local Kent, ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... May 02, 2016 , ... It has just been announced ... for five events throughout the month of May. , Uldrich is the author of ... outlets. He also frequently appears on the Science Channel’s FutureScape and Discovery Channel’s Inside ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/28/2016)... , April 28, 2016 ... "Global Plastic Surgery Products Market 2016-2020" report ... ) , The global plastic surgery ... of 9.47% during the period 2016-2020. , ,The growing ... leading to the growth of the market. Lasers are ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... NEW YORK , April 28, 2016  The ... reached 275 million dollars, according to Kalorama Information and ... includes typing, immunoassays and nucleic acid testing.  The healthcare ... had made progress in developing blood collection stations and ... was made in Kalorama Information,s report, Blood ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... 28, 2016 Dr. Vivek Ahuja ... and Ste phen Schmidt ... leading provider of cloud-based software solutions for life sciences, today announced ... bring a wealth of insight to a growing business.  This will ... George Phillips joined ArisGlobal in the position of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: