Topical cromolyn (disodium cromoglycate) solution in the treatment of young children with atopic dermatitis


Dr Hajime Kimata, Department of Paediatrics, Shinkori Hospital, 9-10-1, Korigaoka, Hirakata City, Osaka 573, Japan.


A double-blind, randomized-group comparative trial was conducted to assess the therapeutic effect of cromolyn solution on atopic dermatitis in young children (< 3 yr old). Topically applied cromolyn solution was found to be very effective, improving dermatitis, itching and sleep disturbance, with no untoward effects.