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Child Eczema Cream May Backfire
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An aqueous cream routinely given to children with eczema could do more harm than good, British researchers tell BBC News Online.

The skin specialists at Sheffield Children's Hospital say 56 of the 100 children surveyed had adverse reactions to the cream, including symptoms from redness and itching to burning and stinging.

Similar emollients -- designed to be rubbed into the skin to soothe and lubricate it -- caused problems in just 17 percent of study participants, the researchers write in the Pharmaceutical Journal.

The researchers say doctors and parents should carefully monitor children who use aqueous cream for this purpose. They say the cream when used as a soap substitute -- where it is merely applied to the skin instead of rubbed in -- appears to cause fewer reactions.


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