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Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) and Your Child

Your child’s doctor may recommend medicines to help your child feel better and to keep the symptoms of eczema under control. The type of medicine recommended will depend on how severe the eczema is and where it appears on the body. The medicine can be given in 2 ways: applied to the skin (topical) or taken by mouth (oral). Topical medicines are available as oils, lotions, creams, or ointments; oral medicines are available in pill or liquid form.

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