Medical management

Susan Burge and Dinny Wallis

in Oxford Handbook of Medical Dermatology

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ISBN: 9780199558322
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729843 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Medical management

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General principles of topical treatment - Moisturizers and soap substitutes - Topical corticosteroids - Occlusion - Soaks, wet dressings, and ‘wet wraps’ - Systemic drugs in dermatology

We cannot provide more than a brief introduction to the principles of treatment. Patient information leaflets about most of the topical and systemic treatments mentioned here can be downloaded from the website of the British Association of Dermatologists ( This information may also help carers, including ward nurses unfamiliar with managing skin problems.

Chapter.  4997 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Dermatology

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