, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp 212-215
Date: 24 Aug 2013

A Practical Guide to Outpatient Wet Dressings for Pediatric Atopic Dermatitis

Abstract

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.