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My child has eczema. Will I need to use steroid ointments on her?

 

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Very mild eczema may be controlled with a good bathing and moisturizing routine alone. Mild eczema may require the occasional use of a low-potency topical steroid. But the majority of children with moderate to severe eczema (or atopic dermatitis) will need to use low- to medium-potency topical steroids on a more regular basis to control eczema.

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