Effects of skin care with shower therapy on children with atopic dermatitis in elementary schools

Pediatr Dermatol. Mar-Apr 2009;26(2):223-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2009.00887.x.


For elementary school children with atopic dermatitis, a skin care program using shower therapy was performed during the school lunch break for 6 weeks from June to July in 2004 and 2005. All 53 participants showed an improvement in their atopic dermatitis during the 6-week periods studied. Skin care with daily showering at an elementary school was thus found to be effective for the treatment of atopic dermatitis.

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Dermatitis, Atopic / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Hydrotherapy*
  • School Health Services*
  • Skin Care / methods*
  • Treatment Outcome