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April 1966

Occlusive Dressing For the Nose and Ears

Author Affiliations

SAN FRANCISCO

From the Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco.

Arch Dermatol. 1966;93(4):465. doi:10.1001/archderm.1966.01600220077025
Abstract

OCCLUSIVE dressings significantly increase the efficacy of topical corticoids. For the nose and ears, production of such occlusion proves troublesome.

Recently a patient with discoid lupus erythematosis involving these areas found a solution to this problem. Her husband, a dentist, designed and built the device illustrated (Figure).

He made an impression of the nose and ears with an alginate material (Geltrate) from which a plaster positive was made. The final acrylic devices were molded on the plaster positive.

With this occlusion added at night to the nose and ears, a topical corticoid provided clearing which it had not done previously.

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