J Cosmet Dermatol 2016 Jun 24;15(2):117-9. Epub 2015 Nov 24.
Dermatology Consulting Services, High Point, NC, USA.
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J Drugs Dermatol 2015 Dec;14(12):1418-21
Background: Over-the-counter acne treatments have assumed more importance for the dermatologist as access and affordability of prescription acne medications has decreased.
Aim: This research evaluated the efficacy of a three step acne treatment regimen containing stabilized botanical anti-inflammatory ingredients as compared to a currently marketed acne regimen.
Method: 80 female/male subjects 12+ years with mild to moderate acne (at least 10 inflammatory and 10 non-inflammatory lesions) were enrolled for 12 weeks and randomized to use the study botanical anti-inflammatory acne regimen or the traditional benzoyl peroxide comparator. Read More
Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2017 02 6;2:CD012119. Epub 2017 Feb 6.
Dutch Association for People with Atopic Dermatitis (VMCE: Vereniging voor Mensen met Constitutioneel Eczeem), PO Box 26, Nijkerk, Netherlands, NL-3860AA.
Background: Eczema is a chronic skin disease characterised by dry skin, intense itching, inflammatory skin lesions, and a considerable impact on quality of life. Moisturisation is an integral part of treatment, but it is unclear if moisturisers are effective.
Objectives: To assess the effects of moisturisers for eczema. Read More
J Drugs Dermatol 2011 May;10(5):531-7
Department of Dermatology,Wake Forest University School of Medicine,Winston-Salem, NC 27104, USA.
Background: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a prevalent skin disorder with significant cost of treatment. Several prescription device moisturizers have been approved by the FDA to treat AD but are significantly more expensive than well-crafted over-the-counter (OTC) moisturizers. No studies have been performed to compare both the clinical efficacy and cost-efficacy of these prescription devices to OTC moisturizers. Read More
Br J Dermatol 2005 Jun;152(6):1193-8
Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY, UK.
Background: Topical steroids became available, without prescription, in the U.K. in 1987, with hydrocortisone 1% cream first being licensed for irritant contact dermatitis and reactions to insect bites. Read More