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Clinical Trials Update
June 26, 2018

Bath Emollients Offer Little Added Benefit in Pediatric Eczema

JAMA. 2018;319(24):2470. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.7938

Emollient bath additives provide minimal or no clinical benefit when added to standard eczema care in children, finds a trial published by in the BMJ.

The study included 482 children ages 1 to 11 years being treated for moderate eczema. Children randomized to the intervention group were prescribed 1 of 3 emollient bath additives to be used for a year. The control group used no bath additives. Both groups continued with standard eczema management, and caregivers received advice on how to wash participants.