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Therapy-related issues: skin 

Therapy-related issues: skin
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Therapy-related issues: skin
Author(s):

Philip Wiffen

, Marc Mitchell

, Melanie Snelling

, and Nicola Stoner

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198735823.003.0025
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date: 10 May 2021

This chapter outlines information relevant to pharmacists and other healthcare professionals related to selected skin conditions. The review of wound care includes classification of wounds, selection of wound dressings, and a discussion of other wound care products and practices including topical antimicrobials, honey, larval therapy, and vacuum-assisted closure. Management of eczema covers the use of emollients, corticosteroids, and topical calcineurin inhibitors. The different treatments available to treat psoriasis are discussed, ranging from older agents such as coal tar to the role of biologics.

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