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February 1956


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San Antonio, Texas

AMA Arch Derm. 1956;73(2):165. doi:10.1001/archderm.1956.01550020065010

The following is suggested as an alternative form of treatment for a dermatological condition for which standard treatment is not entirely satisfactory. The good results obtained from its use were obtained in all of the few cases in which it was instituted. The regimen carried out in our office consisted of the following:

  1. Application of a silicone protective each morning. In this series Pro-Derna (a cream containing 52.5% silicone [polymerized methyl siloxanes] in an inert base—Westwood Pharmacal Corporation) was used to protect the fingers from the effect of frequent immersion in water. which seems the greatest single factor for the persistence of these cases of paronychia.

  2. The use of any standard fungicide preparation on the nail bed at night. The following combination or a variation was most frequently used in our office:

  1. (It is important to apply the medication with a very fine brush, rather than with the standard

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