Education reduces concerns, improves outcomes for children using topical corticosteroids

Video education about topical corticosteroids alleviated caregivers’ concerns and improved outcomes for pediatric patients with eczematous dermatitis, according to a study published in Pediatric Dermatology.
“Topical corticosteroids are widely used for eczema treatment, but concerns about their potential side effects have led to negative attitudes among caregivers, known as TCS concerns or steroid phobia,” Manassaya Sitthisan, MD, of Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, and colleagues wrote.
The prospective single-center study enrolled 150 caregivers of children aged younger

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