Frequency of application of topical corticosteroids for atopic eczema

NICE technology appraisal guidance [TA81] Published date:

NICE has made the following recommendations about the use of topical corticosteriods to treat atopic eczema within the NHS in England and Wales.  The recommendations do not apply to topical steriod preparations that also contain other medicines, such as antibiotics.

NICE has recommended that corticosteriods should not be applied to the affected skin of people with atopic eczema more than twice a day.

NICE has recommended that if there is more than one type of topical corticosteroid that would be appropriate for a person's eczema, then the cheapest one should be used.

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