In spite of the remarkable progress made in the treatment of diseases of the skin by means of physical agents and the equally important advances made in the use of systemic treatment to combat the various factors at play in the causation of many dermatoses, it is still important to remember the needs and desires of the patient for some pharmaceutic application to allay or cure his cutaneous disorder. Aside from this, the local signs and the symptoms of a disease of the skin are more materially benefited if, in addition to other measures, well directed local medicinal therapy is applied.
In local traumatic and parasitic diseases of the skin, local applications assume the order of first importance, for reasons that are obvious.
The drugs employed for the local treatment of diseases of the skin are numerous. New ones are being added from time to time as the new drugs
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