Bathing frequency recommendations for children with atopic dermatitis: results of three observational pilot surveys.
Baths, Child, Dermatitis, Atopic, Female, Humans, Male, Pilot Projects, Practice Patterns, Physicians', Surveys and Questionnaires
The results from three online surveys of dermatologists, allergists and immunologists, and primary care physicians (PCPs) regarding routine bathing frequency recommendations for children with atopic dermatitis (AD) are presented. The results suggest that PCPs approach bathing frequency differently than specialists, with PCPs recommending daily bathing less than 50% of the time and specialists recommending daily bathing more than 50% of the time. Because there is lack of consensus, studies are needed to evaluate whether bathing frequency makes a clinical difference in the treatment of pediatric AD.
Cardona, Ivan D; Kempe, Erin; Hatzenbeuhler, John R; Antaya, Richard J; Cohen, Bernard; and Jain, Neal, "Bathing frequency recommendations for children with atopic dermatitis: results of three observational pilot surveys." (2015). Maine Medical Center. 832.