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this presentation aims at dermato pharmacotherapeutics.....at a pharmacologist's view point....only the key points are stressed.....not a complete guide....however it gives the reader, an essential ...

this presentation aims at dermato pharmacotherapeutics.....at a pharmacologist's view point....only the key points are stressed.....not a complete guide....however it gives the reader, an essential basics....



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  • INTERESTING FACTSINTERESTING FACTS • body’s largest organ • average adult’s skin spans 21 square feet • weighs 4.1 kg • contains more than 11 miles of blood vessels. • skin releases as much as 11 litres of sweat a day in hot weather. • skin sheds 50,000 cells every minute.
  • PHARMACOKINETICS OF SKINPHARMACOKINETICS OF SKIN • Stratum corneum is the principal barrier and reservoir • Vehicles are designed to increase hydration • Absorption varies with site • Absorption further increased in inflammation , burns , exfoliation • Occlusive dressing increases absorption by 10 fold View slide
  • OVERVIEWOVERVIEW • Vehicles – lotion, cream, ointment, paste • Topical preparations • TREATMENT OF • Acne, Alopecia , Scabies • Seborrhoeic dermatitis (dandruff) • Psoriasis • Urticaria • Pediculosis ( lice ), Nappy rash, hyperhidrosis • Cutaneous adverse reactions View slide
  • VEHICLES – LIQUIDVEHICLES – LIQUID FORMULATIONSFORMULATIONS • Water is the most important component • Can be a soak, a bath or a paint • Wet dressings - to cleanse, cool and relieve pruritus in acute inflammation e.g normal saline • SHAKE LOTIONS – e.g Calamine lotion – applies powder conveniently & cools skin • Can cause excessive drying •
  • CREAMSCREAMS • These are emulsions • Cosmetic vanishing creams, cold creams • Oil-in-water creams- aqueous cream, vehicle for water-soluble drugs • Water-in-oil creams- oily cream, used on hairy parts, vehicle for lipid soluble drugs
  • OINTMENTSOINTMENTS • Greasy and thicker than creams • By occlusion promote dermal hydration • Used in chronic dry conditions • Water-soluble ointments- easily washed off • Non-emulsifying ointment- adhere to skin, a form of occlusive dressing, messy, e.g- paraffin ointment- for chronic dry, scaly conditions
  • PASTESPASTES • Very adhesive, give good protection to small areas • Prevent spread of drug into surroundings • Absorb discharge • E.g coal tar paste, lassar’s paste • COLLODIONS- prep of cellulose nitrate, irritant, inflammable, used in small areas
  • TOPICAL PREPARATIONSTOPICAL PREPARATIONS • Demulcents, Emollients, • Adsorbants • Astringents • Irritants , counter-irritants • Topical analgesics • Caustics, escharotics, keratolytics • Antipruritics • Topical steroids • Sunscreens, • melanising agents, demelanising agents • Miscellaneous
  • DEMULCENTSDEMULCENTS • Inert substances which sooth inflamed skin/ denuded mucosa • Applied as thick colloidal solutions in water • Eg Gum acacia, gum tragacanth • Methylcellulose used in nasal drops, contact lens solutions • Propylene glycol in cosmetics • Glycerine – dry skin, cracked lips
  • EMOLLIENTSEMOLLIENTS • Hydrate , sooth, smoothen dry scaly conditions – olive oil, arachis oil, cocoa butter, liquid paraffin • Short-lived action • Barrier Preparations- dimethicone cream, Protect skin from discharges and secretions, irritant • Silicone sprays – pressure sores • Masking creams- titanium oxide in an ointment base • Dusting powders- zinc ,starch, talc- cool, lubricate, reduce friction
  • ADSORBANTSADSORBANTS • Finely powdered solids that bind irritants to their surface • Also Afford physical protection to the skin • Magnesium/ zinc stearate • Boric acid • aloe vera gel • Feracrylum – stops oozing blood • Sucralfate (topical ) – applied on bed sores, burns
  • ASTRINGENTSASTRINGENTS • Substances that precipitate proteins in the superficial layer • Toughen the surface, decrease exudation • Eg tannic acid, tannins used for bleeding gums • Ethanol, methanol prevents bed sores, used as after- shave • Heavy metal ions – alum, zinc
  • IRRITANTSIRRITANTS • Stimulate sensory nerve endings  produce cooling or warmth, pricking and tingling • Rubefacients – cause local hyperemia • Vesicants – form raised vesicles
  • COUNTER-IRRITANTSCOUNTER-IRRITANTS • Turpentine oil, eucalyptus oil • When massaged  relieve headache, muscular pain • Camphor – produces cooling sensation of skin, added in pain balms • Thymol, methyl salicylate • Menthol – from mint – has cooling, soothing action • Mustard plaster, capsaicin, canthridin
  • TOPICAL ANALGESICSTOPICAL ANALGESICS • Counterirritants and rubefacients- stimulate nerve endings in intact skin , relieve pain in skin, viscera or muscle supplied by same nerve root -e g salicylates, menthol, camphor, capsaicin • Topical NSAIDs - Relieve musculoskeletal pain • Local Anesthetics- lidocaine and prilocaine available as gels, ointments and sprays • Volatile aerosol sprays- sports people use, produces analgesia by cooling and placebo effect
  • CAUSTICS AND ESCHAROTICSCAUSTICS AND ESCHAROTICS • Caustic – corrosive,escharotic – cauterizer • Cause local tissue destruction and sloughing • Used to remove moles, warts • Eg podophyllum resin, silver nitrate, phenol, trichloroacetic acid
  • KERATOLYTICSKERATOLYTICS • Dissolve the intercellular substance in the horny layer of skin • Used on hyperkeratotic lesions like corns, warts, ring worm , psoriasis etc • Eg salicylic acid- applied under polyethylene occlusive dressing • Resorcinol • Urea
  • ANTIPRURITICSANTIPRURITICS • Histamine and other autocoids involved • Generalized pruritus – treat the cause, oral H1 Antihistamines, sedatives • Localized pruritus – covering the lesion, topical corticosteroids for eczema, application of aqueous menthol cream, calamine, astringents ( tannic acid ), crotamiton • Local anesthetics, topical antihistamines induce allergic dermatitis and better avoided
  • ADRENOCORTICAL STEROIDSADRENOCORTICAL STEROIDS • Suppress inflammation, immune responses • Antimitotic activity- useful in psoriasis • Vasoconstriction reduces entry of inflammatory cells • Used For Symptom Relief, apply thinly for short duration • Most useful in eczematous disorders • Choose appropriate vehicle and potency • Use combined with antimicrobials if infection present
  • TOPICAL STEROIDSTOPICAL STEROIDS • VERY POTENT- clobetasol – needed for lichen planus, DLE • POTENT- beclomethasone, fluocinolone • MODERATELY POTENT- Clobetasone • MILDLY POTENT- hydrocortisone (0.1- 1%)- adequate for eczema • Intralesional injections occ. used
  • ADVERSE EFFECTSADVERSE EFFECTS • Mild- mod potent are Effective and safe • Infection may spread • Skin atrophy occur in long term use • Local hirsutism • Depigmentation, acne • Allergic dermatitis • Potent steroids - not applied on face • On eyelids enter eye cause glaucoma • Rebound exacerbation of disease after abrupt cessation
  • SUNSCREENSSUNSCREENS • Substances that protect the skin from harmful effects of exposure to sunlight • Para-aminobenzoic acid, camphors absorb UVB ( protection against sunburn, tanning, skin cancer, aging) • Benzophenone absorb UVA which cause skin cancer, aging • Titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, calamine act as a physical barrier to UVA, UVB ( reflect ) • Useful in photosensitivity due to drugs or disease • Sunburn can be treated with oily calamine lotion, topical steroids, NSAIDs
  • SUNSCREENSSUNSCREENS • Performance of a sunscreen is expressed as SPF ( sun protective factor ) • Daily application protects more • Useful in drug induced phototoxicity • Facilitate tanning • Adjuncts in vitiligo therapy
  • PHOTOSENSITIVITYPHOTOSENSITIVITY • Doxycycline • Sulphonamides, Chlorpromazine • Frusemide, thiazides • piroxicam • TREATMENT- withdraw the offending drug
  • INTERESTING FACTS ABOUTINTERESTING FACTS ABOUT SKINSKIN • White skin appeared just 20,000 to 50,000 years ago, • as dark-skinned humans migrated to colder climates and lost much of their melanin pigment. • In a lifetime the average person sheds enough skin cells to fill an entire 2 story house. • Every square inch of the human body has about 19,000,000 skin cells.
  • MELANIZING AGENTSMELANIZING AGENTS • Drugs that promote repigmentation of vitiliginous areas of skin • Psoralen – stimulate melanocytes and induce their proliferation • Methoxsalen, trioxsalen • Sensitize skin to sunlight • Topically or orally and vitiliginous area is exposed to sunlight under supervision
  • DEMELANISING AGENTSDEMELANISING AGENTS • Lighten the hyperpigmented patches on skin • Hydroquinone – inhibits tyrosinase, decrease formation and increase degradation of melanosomes • Used for melasma, chloasma of pregnancy etc – incomplete response • Monobenzone- destroys melanocytes • Azelaic acid – weak agent
  • MISCELLANEOUSMISCELLANEOUS • Squalene used in prevention of bedsores • TARS- mild antiseptic, antipruritic, inhibit keratinization in psoriasis • Zinc oxide- astringent, barrier • Urea- topically used to assist skin hydration in ichthyosis • Insect repellents – deet, dimethyl phthalate
  • • IF IT’S WET, DRY IT;
  • There is an ancient story ... man asked God, "God, why did you make women so pretty?“ "So you will like them," God answered. And man asked God, "Why did you make women so soft? "So you will like them," God answered again. "And why," asked man again, "did you make them so stupid?“ And God answered, "So they will like you."
  • ACNEACNE • Androgen  increases sebum  with abnormal keratin form debris  plugs follicle, propionibacterium acnes colonizes  releases inflammatory fatty acids irritate ducts  comedones are formed • Apply mild keratolytics- benzoyl peroxide, azelaic acid, salicylic acid • Systemic or topical antimicrobial therapy low dose erythromycin, tetracycline
  • ACNEACNE • VITAMIN A DERIVATIVES- Tretinoin topically, may promote skin cancer, teratogenic • Adapalene- better tolerated synthetic retinoid • Isotretinoin- highly effective, used only in severe cases as it’s a serious teratogen, raise Cholesterol, TG, cause depression • HORMONE THERAPY- Estrogen, cyproterone, cyclical use of OCPills • Topical corticosteroids should not be used
  • ALOPECIAALOPECIA • MALE PATTERN BALDNESS- Topical minoxidil in UPTO 50% people some hair growth • ALOPECIA AREATA- Finasteride by mouth, PUVA
  • SCABIESSCABIES • Caused by Sarcoptes scabiei • Permethrin dermal cream • Topical Benzyl benzoate emulsion • Topical Gamma benzene hexachloride • Topical crotamiton in children • Oral ivermectin single dose  recently • Apply to all members, change bed clothes after application
  • ANTI-SEBORRHEICSANTI-SEBORRHEICS • Drugs effective in seborrheic dermatitis characterized by erythematous, scaly lesions ( dandruff )
  • SEBORRHOEIC DERMATITISSEBORRHOEIC DERMATITIS (DANDRUFF)(DANDRUFF) • Shampoo containing selenium sulfide, zinc pyrithione or coal tar • Ketoconazole shampoo in more severe cases • Keratolytics –salicylic acid • Sulfur, resorcinol – mildly effective • Occasionally corticosteroid lotion
  • PSORIASISPSORIASIS • An Immunological disorder • Manifests as localised or widespread erythematous scaling lesions or plaques • Increased proliferation , inflammation of epidermis and dermis • Drugs can decrease lesions but not cure
  • PSORIASISPSORIASIS • Topical Emollients, keratolytics, antifungals • Dithranol paste • Topical adrenal steroids- primary drugs • Vitamin D – calcipotriol topically • Vitamin A derivatives – acitretin • PUVA therapy – psoralen followed by ultraviolet light , used in severe cases • Ciclosporin , methotrexate
  • URTICARIAURTICARIA • ACUTE URTICARIA, ANGIOEDEMA  H1 blockers, cortico steroids, adrenaline for severe cases • Cyproheptadine preferred for physical urticarias • CHRONIC URTICARIA – responds to cetirizine, loratadine
  • PEDICULOSIS ( LICE )PEDICULOSIS ( LICE ) • Permethrin two applications 7 days apart • Insecticides like Carbaryl or malathion
  • NAPPY RASHNAPPY RASH • PREVENTION - Rinse reusable nappies with soaps, Use emollient cream to protect skin, Costly disposable nappies • TREATMENT – MILD- zinc cream or calamine lotion • Severe- topical steroid with antimicrobial
  • HYPERHIDROSISHYPERHIDROSIS • Astringents - reduce sweat • Antimuscarinics given by iontophoresis • Botulinum toxin injection locally  axilla temporary remission for 16 weeks
  • CUTANEUS ADVERSE REACTIONSCUTANEUS ADVERSE REACTIONS • Allergic contact dermatitis – caused by antimicrobials , local anesthetics • Patients with AIDS- increased risk • Maculopapular reactions are the most frequent – ampicillin, sulfonamides, sulfonylureas • Fixed eruptions – sulfa • Pigmentation- OCPills • Treatment – remove the cause, cooling applications ,antipruritics, H1 blockers
  • Right education should help the student, not only to develop his capacities, but to understand his own highest interest -Jiddu Krishnamurti