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Colloidal oatmeal formulations as adjunct treatments in atopic dermatitis.

  title={Colloidal oatmeal formulations as adjunct treatments in atopic dermatitis.},
  author={Joseph F. Fowler and Judith Nebus and Warren Wallo and Lawrence F. Eichenfield},
  journal={Journal of drugs in dermatology : JDD},
  volume={11 7},
Colloidal oatmeal has been used for decades to soothe and ameliorate atopic dermatitis and other pruritic and/or xerotic dermatoses. [] Key Method In these investigations, patients in all age groups (3 months to 60 years) with mild to moderate atopic dermatitis were included and allowed to continue their prescribed topical medications. These studies found that the daily use of moisturizers and/or cleansers containing colloidal oatmeal significantly improved many clinical outcomes of atopic dermatitis from…

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Results of new research confirm previous data on the benefit of topical colloidal oatmeal formulations as adjunct treatment in atopic dermatitis.

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