Thursday 21 May 2015

Antibiotics not effective for eczema in kids: Study

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New Delhi: As per a new study, antibiotics which are treated with antibiotics, provides no meaningful benefit from the use of either oral or topical antibiotics for milder clinically infected eczema in children.

The study was published in journal Annals of Family Medicine.Eczema is a common condition, especially in young children, and affects around 1 in 5 children in the UK.

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Eczema sometimes gets worse, or `flares`, and having particular bacteria on the skin may contribute to causing some of these flares.

The study was designed to find out if oral (taken by mouth) or topical (creams and ointments applied to the skin) antibiotics help improve eczema severity in children with infected eczema.

All children also received standard eczema treatment with steroid creams and emollients (moisturizer) from their doctor.

Results from the analysis of data from 113 children with non-severely infected eczema, showed no significant difference between the groups in the resolution of eczema symptoms at two weeks, four weeks or three months.

(With ANI inputs)