Which medications in the drug class Systemic corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Pediatric Atopic Dermatitis?

Updated: Jun 03, 2020
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Systemic corticosteroids

Symptoms typically dramatically improve in the first few days of treatment with systemic steroids, only to be followed by an equally dramatic rebound flare after cessation of treatment. Tapering oral steroids over 10-14 days may mitigate this effect. In addition, an intensified focus on hydration with bathing and appropriate use of topical steroids should be emphasized to prevent rebound phenomena after discontinuation of systemic steroids.

Prednisone (Deltasone, Orasone)

Prednisone decreases inflammation by reversing increased capillary permeability and suppressing PMN activity.


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