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Topical Corticosteroid Therapy A Novel Approach to Safer Drugs by Christophers Enno

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Published by Raven Pr .
Written in English


  • Pharmacology,
  • Testing,
  • Drug Delivery Systems,
  • Research,
  • Therapeutic use,
  • Congresses,
  • Dermatopharmacology,
  • Adrenocortical hormones,
  • Evaluation,
  • Transdermal medication

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The Physical Object
Number of Pages201
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8174667M
ISBN 100881674478
ISBN 109780881674477

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Topical therapy is the first-line of treatment for mild to moderate psoriasis (see Tab. 1). The following two chapters will describe the available topical therapies for psoriasis, providing insight into the progress that has been made for treatment of the : Paru R. Chaudhari, Dana K. Stern, Mark G. Lebwohl. Principles of Corticosteroid Therapy is the first book ever to provide a thorough and systematic review of the clinical use of corticosteroids. This class of drug provides a potent anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive action and is among the most widely used in medicine. However, these drugs have many serious side effects on many organ by: INTRODUCTION. Topical corticosteroids have a major role in the management of many skin diseases. They exert anti-inflammatory, antimitotic, and immunosuppressive effects through a variety of mechanisms [].This topic will discuss the general principles of selection and use of topical corticosteroids for skin diseases and the adverse effects of topical corticosteroids. Since their introduction, topical corticosteroids have become indispensable in the treatment of various dermatoses. Hydrocortisone was the first compound. Modifications in the basic structure generated in vivo activity and thus different topically active compounds were discovered. Apart from the Sto Cited by:

  Corticosteroid hormones are naturally occurring hormones produced by the adrenal glands within the body. Topical corticosteroids are synthetic (man-made) corticosteroid medications used for treating skin conditions such as rash, dermatitis, itching, eczema, and l corticosteroids have potent anti-inflammatory actions and also suppress the immune response. The risk and extent of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis suppression is related to the corticosteroid dose, duration, time of daily administration, specific agent chosen, and route of administration. For chronic therapy, treatment with local or topical corticosteroids is .   Use of topical corticosteroid pretreatment to reduce the incidence and severity of skin reactions associated with testosterone transdermal therapy. Clin Ther. ;20(2)–Cited by:   Topical steroids (Corticosteroids) control inflammation by mimicking naturally occurring corticosteroid hormones produced by our adrenal glands. In addition to reducing inflammation (redness and swelling) in the area that they are applied they also suppress the immune response, reduce cell turnover, and constrict (narrow) blood vessels.

topical steroids to apply on two consecutive days a week on the areas where their eczema usually flares. This is known as ‘weekend therapy’ and can help to prevent the almost continuous flare cycle, meaning that in the long run less topical steroid would be needed to control the eczema than if each flare were treated as it occurred. Absorption through the skin. Mild and moderately potent topical corticosteroids are associated with few side-effects but care is required in the use of potent and very potent corticosteroids. Absorption through the skin can rarely cause adrenal suppression and even Cushing’s syndrome, depending on the area of the body being treated and the duration of treatment. Fucibet Lipid Cream combines the well-known anti-inflammatory and antipruritic effects of betamethasone with the topical antibacterial action of fusidic acid. Betamethasone valerate is a topical steroid that is rapidly effective in inflammatory dermatoses that normally respond to this form of therapy. Topical corticosteroids can also result in more serious, systemic AEs. Risk factors for systemic AEs include use of high-potency agents, chronic use, application to highly permeable and/or large areas, occlusion of the area, and poor skin integrity. 4 Children generally have a greater body surface area to weight ratio, making them more.