The use of colloidal oatmeal products in the care of children with mild atopic dermatitis

G. Camplone, F. Arcangeli, E. Bonifazi, C. Gelmetti, S. Menni, P. Mulas, M. Paradisi, A. Patrizi

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Aim. This paper evaluates the effects of colloidal oatmeal (derived by Avena Sativa L.) derivates in daily use of some products for skin care on 300 children, during a randomized controlled trial. Methods. All the subjects recruited were randomly allocated to one of five groups. All children used the same product for three months. Results. After 3 months of treatment the cutaneous conditions improved according to the physicians in 201/263 children. Parents increased satisfaction level during the study as their judgement regarding the products was "very good" in 153/263 cases after 2 weeks of treatment and in 201/263 cases after 3 months. Conclusions. These results suggest that colloidal oatmeal products are indicated in daily use of children with mild dermatitis and are useful to cooperate with pharmacological products.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-160
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Pediatric Dermatology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2004


  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Avena sativa L.
  • Colloidal oatmeal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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