Dermatology

Introduction

Each patient's dermatological condition is unique which can create a challenge for practitioners in regards to finding treatment options. Compounding pharmacists have the ability and experience to compound individualized therapies for numerous dermatological conditions including scarring, acne, rosacea, skin discoloration, psoriasis, and eczema.

Treatment Options

Treating these conditions often requires a multidisciplinary approach. Depending on the specific illness, a variety of drugs can be compounded into topical creams, lotions, gels, pastes, and ointments. Common agents used to compound formulations include calcium channel blockers (for circulation), anti-inflammatory agents, antihistamines, antipruritic agents, local anesthetics and many other classes of drugs.

Dermatological Conditions

Some of the conditions we help treat include:

  • Acne

  • Alopecia

  • Athlete’s Foot

  • Anesthetics

  • Chemical Peels

  • Diaper Rash / Incontinence

  • Eczema

  • Fever blisters

  • Head Lice / Scabies

  • Hyper-pigmentation Molluscum

  • Nail fungus

  • Peels

  • Psoriasis

  • Poison ivy

  • Pruritus

  • Radiation burns

  • Rosacea

  • Scarring and Keloids

  • Shingles

  • Sun Protection / Photoaged Skin / Wrinkles

  • Vitiligo

  • Warts

Reviewed:                      July 23, 2014

Updated:                       June 14, 2017

Reviewed by                  Beth Bolt, RPh

References                    Chiu HY, Tsai TF. Topical use of systemic drugs-dermatology: a comprehensive review. J Am Acad Dermatol.                                                                   2011;65(5):1048.e1-22.Nagel K, Ali F, Al-khudari S, et al. Extemporaneous Compounding of Medicated Ointments. Int J                                               Pharm Compd. 2010;14(6):472-478.

Source                           RxWiki

Managing Editor          Anyssa Garza, PharmD