Asymmetric Periflexural Exanthem of Childhood Treatment & Management

Updated: May 14, 2018
  • Author: Patricia T Ting, MD, MSc, FRCPC, LMCC(Canada); Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Medical Care

No specific medical treatment is required for asymmetric periflexural exanthem of childhood (APEC). Low-potency topical steroids may be used, though a minimal response is expected. Hydroxyzine may be used to alleviate pruritus. The use of moisturizers may be recommended to manage pruritus and fine scaling.