Download in electronic PDF format for $35



Search the Complete Journal Archives

Pitch Ointment: Applications in Scar and Wound Management

Author(s):  Kloesel Lawson, Carvalho Maria, Banov Fabiana

Issue:  May/Jun 2018 - Volume 22, Number 3
View All Articles in Issue

Abstract:  There is a high incidence of household knife-related injuries requiring emergency department treatment in the U.S. The Pitch Ointment, a named formula developed by a compounding pharmacist, was used separately by two patients who suffered a knife injury in a finger and a foot. This formula combines Pinene (L-Alpha) 0.5% and Canada Balsam 5% in PracaSil-Plus, special ingredients with applications in scar and wound healing. The patients’ level of satisfaction with the Pitch Ointment was very high since all 4 treatment satisfaction domains by the Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire for Medication (effectiveness, side effects, convenience, global satisfaction) were rated over 85. These results are consistent with the clinical improvements observed in the before and after treatment photographs. The success of these case reports is evidence to suggest that the Pitch Ointment may be recommended by compounding pharmacists as a viable treatment option in scar and wound management.

Related Keywords: Lawson Kloesel, RPh, FIACP, Maria Carvalho, PharmD, MRPharmS, PhD, Fabiana Banov, RPh, MS, knife injuries, minor wound, wound healing, pinene (L-alpha), Pracasil-Plus, pracaxl oil, pitch resin, pine, conifer, Canada balsam, balsam fir, topical preparation, scar management, skin regeneration, Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire for Medication, TSQM, treatment compliance, patient satisfaction, case reports, formulation

Related Categories: DERMATOLOGY, EXCIPIENTS, FORMULATIONS, WOUND CARE, CASE REPORTS, DOSAGE FORMS/DRUG CARRIERS

Printer-Friendly Version

Related Articles from IJPC
Title (Click for Abstract / Details) Author Issue Page View/Buy
Pitch Ointment: Applications in Scar and Wound Management Kloesel Lawson, Carvalho Maria, Banov Fabiana May/Jun 2018 182-188 Buy
Current Topical Treatments in Wound Healing - Part 1 Helmke Christopher D Jul/Aug 2004 269 Buy
Options in Wound Care Kincaid Michele R Mar/Apr 2002 92 Buy
Case Report: Diabetic Foot Ulcer Infection Treated with Topical Compounded Medications Agbi Kelechi E, Carvalho Maria, Phan Ha, Tuma Cristiane Jan/Feb 2017 22-27 Buy
Balsam Peru, Castor Oil, and Trypsin Ointment Allen Loyd V Jul/Aug 2015 325 Buy
Basics of Compounding: Basics of Compounding with Balsams Allen Loyd V Jr Nov/Dec 2013 490-495 Buy
Case Report: Pediatric Scar Management After Open-heart Surgery Phan Ha, Harger Beau, Estrada Nick Jul/Aug 2016 277-280 Buy
Transdermal Nifedipine for Wound Healing: Case Reports Torsiello Michael J, Kopacki Matthew H Sep/Oct 2000 356 View Sample
Missives from Iraq: Compounding the Theatre of War--Phenytoin Solution Heals Severe Refractory Wounds: An Anecdotal Report Muller George, Hall Linda A, Stovall Audrey, Peters Susan H, Vail Jane May/Jun 2009 196-213 Buy
Stability of Phenytoin Sodium Suspensions for the Treatment of Open Wounds Rhodes Richard S, Kuykendall Jim R, Heyneman Catherine A, May Matthew P, Bhushan Alok Jan/Feb 2006 74-78 Buy