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Solomon Behar, MD and Danelle Fisher, MD discuss the most common skin conditions in children and basic approaches to management.
First line management of atopic dermatitis includes good skin hygiene and topical moisturizers; topical corticosteroids are often needed to control flares as well as help with relapses.
Topical calcineurin inhibitors are used as second line treatment in children older than 2 years of age.
Topical corticosteroids come in varying potencies and formulations and should be tailored to the specific clinical situation.
Atopic Dermatitis (AD). AD is one of the most common skin findings in the pediatric population. AD can present in early infancy and with varying clinical presentation.