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processing.... Drugs & Diseases > Protocols Topical Corticosteroids  Updated: Aug 19, 2015

  • Author: Abimbola Farinde, PharmD, PhD; more...
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Sections Topical Corticosteroids
  • Sections Topical Corticosteroids
  • World Health Organization Classification of Topical Corticosteroids
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World Health Organization Classification of Topical Corticosteroids The potency of a topical corticosteroid depends on the formulation. Potency is also increased when a formulation is used under occlusive dressing or in intertriginous areas. In general, ointments are more potent than creams or lotions. [ 1 ]

Occlusive Dressing Technique

Occlusive dressings may be used for the management of psoriasis or other recalcitrant rub a small amount of cream into the lesion until it disappears. Reapply the preparation leaving a thin coating on the lesion, cover with pliable nonporous film, and seal the edges. If needed, additional moisture may be provided by covering the lesion with a dampened clean cotton cloth before the nonporous film is applied or by briefly wetting the affected area with water immediately prior to applying the medication. The frequency of changing dressings is best determined on an individual basis. It may be convenient to apply Triamcinolone acetonide cream under an occlusive dressing in the evening and to remove the dressing in the morning (., 12-hour occlusion). When utilizing the12-hour occlusion regimen, additional cream should be applied, without occlusion, during the day. Reapplication is essential at each dressing change. If an infection develops, the use of occlusive dressings should be discontinued and appropriate antimicrobial therapy instituted.

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