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Melatonin supplementation may improve outcomes in children with atopic dermatitis

KEY POINT

Results of a small study suggest that children with atopic dermatitis who are given melatonin at bedtime have improvements in disease severity and sleep-onset latency. 

SOURCES

Chang YS et al. Melatonin supplementation for children with atopic dermatitis and sleep disturbance: A randomized clinical trial. JAMA Pediatr. 2016;170(1):35–42.

Chang YS et al. Atopic dermatitis, melatonin, and sleep disturbance. Pediatrics. 2014;134(2):e397–405.