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Teens with eczema may not follow prescribed treatment regimen

By Lisa Rapaport

(Reuters Health) - Adolescents with eczema who are prescribed topical corticosteroids to ease symptoms like itching and inflammation may not use their medicines as directed, a small study suggests.

Part of the problem may be that teens have little contact with physicians and prefer to develop their own routines for using medicines instead of following the directions on their prescriptions, the study suggests. Another issue is perhaps not surprising given their age: they want their medicine to instantly clear up any patches of skin reddened by eczema.

"Adolescents may feel embarrassed by the appearance of this skin (dry, red, inflamed), influencing their quality of life," lead study author Dr. Richelle Kosse of Utrecht University in the Netherlands said by email. "Adolescence is a life phase in which peers play a more important role."

Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, usually develops in early childhood and often runs in families. Scaly, itchy rashes are the main symptoms. The condition can be treated using moisturizers; avoiding certain soaps and other skin irritants; and prescription creams and ointments containing corticosteroids to relieve itching.

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