There is also disclosed herein the use of dithranol, tar, a beta hydroxy acid, urea and an alpha-hydroxy acid in the preparation of a topical medicament for treating psoriasis or for maintaining psoriasis remission. Retinoids may be used in combination with topical corticosteroids where the effects of the retinoid may be enhanced, skin irritation decreased and some side effects reduced. With respect to combining the compounds dithranol, tar and salicylic acid, it is known to combine these three agents in clinical dermatological practice by pharmacies prior to application, by use of a mortar and pestle, which is laborious. Psoriasis is a common dermatosis, affecting children in North America. Topical treatments, e.g., corticosteroids (mild, mid and high potency agents), keratolytics, anthralins, coal tars, vitamin D analogs, retinoids, ureas, and emollients. Therapy should start with a combination of emollients, topical corticosteroids and calcipotriol, with or without the addition of tar, salicylic acid, and other topical agents.1,3 For severe or resistant forms systemic modalities should be implemented. Children are sensitive to alphahydroxy acid, and small areas of the skin should be tested before applying it over wide areas. Dermatology services for all your skin care needs from curing skin diseases to maintaining and improving your skin appearance.
Metronidazole and azelaic acid are the only topical medications approved for rosacea. Title, A Review of Targeted Ultraviolet B Phototherapy for Psoriasis. Title, Retinoid Plus Antimicrobial Combination Treatments for Acne. D analogues, tazarotene, tacrolimus, pimecrolimus, emollients, salicylic acid, anthralin, coal tar, as well as combination therapy. Dry skin is a common problem both in healthy individuates and in patients with skin diseases. Recently a ceramide hyaluronic acid foam has become commercially available and increasing evidence supports its safety and efficacy in patients who suffer from atopic dermatitis. A potent steroid cream is superior to emollients in reducing acute radiation dermatitis in breast cancer patients treated with adjuvant radiotherapy.
Topical corticosteroids are divided into classes based on potency. PUVA therapy uses topical cream medications that are rubbed on the skin lesions. Treatment option are somewhat limited and include potent topical steroids applied at the nail-base cuticle, injection of steroids at the nail-base cuticle, and oral or systemic medications as described below for the treatment of psoriasis. MOISTURIZERS, especially with therapeutic concentrations of salicylic acid, lactic acid, urea, and glycolic acid may be helpful in psoriasis. Coal tar is available as an ointment, cream, lotion, shampoo, bath oil and soap. Intermittent use if topical steroid may be alternated with application of emollients. Atopic dermatitis patients frequently have dry skin which aggravates during winter months. Emollients containing urea or alpha-hydroxy acids often cause stinging or burning sensations. Tar compounds:. Coal tar solution may be used for scalp psoriasis.
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