Eczema in Children- Pharmacist


  Credits  1.5

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Atopic dermatitis, generally referred to as eczema, is the most common chronic, relapsing inflammatory skin disease in children. In the United States, an estimated 20% of children suffer from eczema, with most cases (about 85%) presenting by 5 years of age. Among chronic childhood diseases, it ranks high on the list for impaired of quality of life. Fortunately, for most individuals the condition resolves by adulthood. Eczema can cause considerable distress for both children and their caregivers, and considerable financial burden. This issue briefly reviews the cause and symptoms of eczema and current treatment strategies. Key management points are reviewed including the difference between treating flares and maintaining remission, skin care recommendations, and trigger avoidance. The potential role of probiotics is discussed, and the use of topical corticosteroids and the topical calcineurin inhibitors tacrolimus (Protopic®) and pimecrolimus (Elidel®) are discussed in detail. A comprehensive topical steroid product table categorized by potency is included. The more limited roles of antibiotics, antihistamines, phototherapy, and immunomodulators are also described.


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Course Information

Target Audience

Pharm/Nurse Drug Therapy

Knowledge Level

General Overview

This activity will apply to a broad range of learning needs/pharmacy settings. It may include common disease state/therapy overivews and/or general pharmacy needs such as medication errors, immunizations, or law topics.

Learning Objectives

Course Accreditation

  • Activity Type:
  • CE Broker
  • Universal Activity Number:
    Pharmacist : 428-0000-09-013-H01-P
PharmCon is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

PharmCon, Inc. is an approved course provider for continuing education for nurses by the Florida Board of Nursing. PharmCon is also recognized by the California Board of Nursing as a provider of nursing programs.

In order to obtain a Statement of Credit, attendees must answer poll questions where presented and complete a program evaluation. Attendees may immediately print their Statement of Credit or leave them stored on the website.

Technology Requirements

  • Hardware Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
    Speakers or headphones
  • Software Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
    Speakers or headphones
  • Network Requirements
    Broadband Internet Connection:
    T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
    4G cellular connection
Computer sharing is NOT permitted due to accreditation guidelines on activity monitoring. Credit is earned by one user per device.