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Research in Medical & Engineering Sciences

Dermatology Free from Ointments

  • Open or CloseMasatoshi Deguchi*

    Department of Dermatology, Shiogama City Hospital, Japan

    *Corresponding author: Masatoshi Deguchi, Department of Dermatology, Shiogama City Hospital, Japan

Submission: April 01, 2019;Published: April 10, 2019

DOI: 10.31031/RMES.2019.07.000671

ISSN: 2576-8816
Volume7 Issue4


In the dermatological treatment onsite various kinds of ointments have been applied to the lesional skin of the patients as a matter of routine, for the provision of antibacterial or antiviral activity at the locale, the promotion of anti-inflammatory effect, moisturization, emollient use, scavenging the necrotic tissue and debris from the surface of the skin ulcers as well as immunomodulation of the host immune cells at the locale, and as such, these types of medication have been employed for eczematous dermatitis, psoriasis, lichen planus, prurigo, erythema multiforme, bullous diseases and even for lymphoma of the skin. On the other hand, however, it has become increasingly accepted that these means of treatments have not sufficed to bring relief from the refractory skin diseases. Such serious disorders include the inexorably progressive skin cancers and the intractable inflammatory dermatoses.

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