Pediatrics (R Sidbury, Section Editor)

Current Dermatology Reports

, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp 212-215

First online:

A Practical Guide to Outpatient Wet Dressings for Pediatric Atopic Dermatitis

  • Jennifer J. SchochAffiliated withDepartment of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic
  • , Dawn M. R. DavisAffiliated withDepartment of Dermatology, Mayo ClinicDepartment of Pediatrics, Mayo Clinic Email author 


Pediatric atopic dermatitis (AD) is one of the most common skin disorders in children. AD affects all aspects of a child’s well being and impacts the child’s family as well. For treatment of atopic dermatitis, the application of topical corticosteroids under occlusion via wet dressings is a safe and effective treatment. However, wet dressings may be underutilized due to lack of familiarity with the technique. This article aims to supply providers with a practical guide to the use of wet dressings in the outpatient setting.


Pediatric dermatology Atopic dermatitis Wet dressings