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Therapy

Part of the Current Clinical Practice book series (CCP)

Abstract

Dermatologic treatment usually involves the use of topical therapy, which is a discipline unto itself. This form of treatment was primarily an art until about 20 years ago. Since then science has begun to unravel the biology of the epidermis, making it a more scientific process. Much of topical therapy is simply not written down and it is more complicated than the old bromide, “If it’s wet, dry it; if it’s dry, wet it.” This discussion will cover some basic principles of topical therapy, but is by no means exhaustive. As with any form of treatment, there are rules to follow and precautions to take.

Keywords

Atopic Dermatitis Topical Steroid Triamcinolone Acetonide Topical Agent Topical Therapy 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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© Humana Press, Totowa, NJ 2006

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