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Dermatological treatments 

Dermatological treatments
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Dermatological treatments
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10.1093/med/9780199208388.003.03
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date: 22 October 2019

Introduction36

Available topical therapies36

Bases37

Anti-inflammatory treatments38

Other topical immunosuppressants44

Topical treatments for psoriasis45

Keratolytic agents46

Emollients48

Sunscreens50

Adverse reactions to topical treatments51

Other modalities of treatment52

all substances applied to the skin are absorbed to some extent and it is important to remember that children have thinner skin and a greater body surface area to weight ratio compared to adults so care should be exercised, especially in premature babies, when applying a product over the whole body e.g. topical corticosteroids....

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