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What are warnings for treating eczema?

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The FDA has warned doctors to prescribe Elidel and Protopic with caution due to concerns over a possible cancer risk associated with their use. The two creams also carry the FDA's "black box" warning on their packaging to alert doctors and patients to these potential risks. The warning advises doctors to prescribe short-term use of Elidel and Protopic only after other available eczema treatments have failed in adults and children over the age of 2. It should not be used in kids under age 2.

From: Skin Conditions and Eczema WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Dermatology: "What is Eczema?"

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on May 17, 2019

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American Academy of Dermatology: "What is Eczema?"

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on May 17, 2019

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