The compounding pharmacist prepares therapies customized for the individual patient for a very wide range of dermatological conditions. Such skin conditions can spell not only physical discomfort but also personal embarrassment to those who suffer from them. Working closely with the dermatologist, our compounding pharmacists prepare both curative and cosmetic medications in a wide variety of formats depending on the needs of the individual client. These include cosmetic creams, powders, sprays for direct application to the skin, as well as a number of different oral formats from flavored wafers to lollipops. Such medications can be applied in cases of:
Acne is a skin condition which results from plugged hair follicles, in the form of oil or dead skin cells.
- Athlete’s foot
A fungal infection that causes itching and burning and begins between the toes.
A bacterial infection of the skin which appears red or swollen and can surpass the surface of the skin.
- Diaper rash
A red rash typically appears on a baby’s buttocks and can result from a wet or unchanged diaper, diarrhea, antibiotics or certain foods.
A skin condition also known as Atopic Dermatitis which appears as dry, cracked, itchy skin, is often red and can also lead to bleeding.
- Fungal Infections
A disease which can initially infect the skin but spread to organs and other parts of the body and may result in vaginal infections or a skin rash.
- Moles and aging spots
A growth on the skin that appear small and typically brown is caused by pigmentation.
- Molluscum contagiosum
Though not serious, this viral skin infection can spread through person-to-person body contact or through a contaminated object such as a dirty wet towel.
An itching sensation that can result from a variety of skin disorders- it is considered a “severe” itch.
Small bumps with white scales can appear itchy, dry, and perhaps elevated and are somewhat similar to the symptoms of Eczema.
An incurable condition that looks similar to a pimple but is red and causes small bumps filled with pus which appear on the face.
Scars can result during the healing process after a wound or injury and can be attributed to a variety of factors including age, the type of wound, size of the wound, etc.
- Skin Discoloration
Skin discoloration can occur as a result of acne, pigmentation or exposure to the sun.
A chronic, incurable disease which causes the loss of patches of skin color.
A very common disease caused by various strains of the human papillomaviruses and appears as a fleshy bump on the skin.
Numerous delivery formats cover this wide range of skin conditions. When either necessary or convenient, constituent medications can be combined to simplify the application of the medication. All additional substances that may be utilized to improve transdermal absorption of the effective medication are chosen from the USP (United States Pharmacopeia) approved list. Our compounding pharmacists commonly prepare medications which are developed by the dermatologist for special cases as well as the familiar medications known to dermatologists through their special training.
Topical Anesthetics To Treat Various Dermatological Conditions
Topical anesthetics are utilized and applied for the management and control of pain and itching. Generally, in the case of a patient with minor burns, bites, cuts, scratches or sunburn, a topical anesthetic can be used. Such anesthetics numb the sensation in the nerves. Most anesthetics are available over-the-counter as well as by prescription. We offer a variety of medications including compounded anesthetics in the form of gels, creams, and more
Our compounding pharmacists works together with you’re dermatologist to provide customized medications including.