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Eczema Breakthroughs - Global Parents for Eczema Research (GPER) EPISODE 10, 2nd April 2021
The Evolving Medicine Cabinet: What do we know about steroid creams and ointments? Plus a look at new “topical” medications on the horizon!

The Evolving Medicine Cabinet: What do we know about steroid creams and ointments? Plus a look at new “topical” medications on the horizon!

In this episode we talk about parents’ concerns with topical steroids and what we do and don’t know about the risks and benefits of using this mainstay of treatment. We also explore NEW topical treatments for eczema that may be safer to use long term. Our guest is Dr. Elaine Siegfried, Director of the Division of Pediatric Dermatology At Saint Louis University and Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital and our co-host is parent Angela Tiru. Join us for a deep dive into all the controversial questions and more. 

Research referenced in this episode:

Long-term safety of topical corticosteroids and topical calcineurin inhibitors

Bacteriotherapy for Atopic Dermatitis

Treatment of Eczema with a JAK inhibitor cream