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Case Reports: Steroid Substitute Treatment for Psoriasis; Metronidazole for Odor Related to Untreated Metastatic Breast Tumor
Author(s): Mason Dave
Issue: Jan/Feb 1999 - Dental Compounding
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Abstract: The patient had experienced psoriasis on the scalp for over 6 years. He had not responded to potent topical steroids but had responded to Skin-Cap, a product available in the Virgin Islands but only briefly available in the United States. The author was asked to prepare a topical zinc pyrithione spray; however, problems developed with this preparation. The original vehicle formulation was made with isopropyl alcohol and 75% isopropyl myristate; however, the vehicle was changed to a 20:80 isopropyl alcohol/myristate, which proved acceptable. The physician later added clobetasol 0.05% to the preparation. The patient is still using the product and has been free of the itching and flaking he had been experiencing before starting this therapy.
Related Keywords: metronidazole, meatastic breast tumor