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13:39 Jun 6, 2018
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French to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical: Pharmaceuticals / Cream against itchiness
French term or phrase: en usage ponctuel
The sentence is: Spécialement recommandée, en usage ponctuel, pour la toilette intime des muqueuses intimes, notamment pour les femmes qui ont des démangeaisons intimes.

I'm not sure what 'usage ponctuel' means here. Is it temporary or local?
Lydie Abessira
United Kingdom
Local time: 04:45


Summary of answers provided
5 -1Timely use / on time use
Mohamed Hosni
4as needed
Odette Grille
4not for regular use, only for this specific indication
Drmanu49
4 -1for occasional use
Odette Grille
Summary of reference entries provided
Previous question
philgoddard
usage ponctuel // usage chronique
Daryo

  

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37 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
not for regular use, only for this specific indication


Explanation:
is exactly what it means.
Ponctuel means at a given or specifi time in this case.

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Note added at 39 minutes (2018-06-06 14:19:17 GMT)
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This suggests that the treatment should only be used in case of pruritus.

Drmanu49
France
Local time: 05:45
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 1048

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Daryo: agree with your explanation, but "only for this specific indication" sounds like slightly off-tangent - isn't it only about frequency of use?
4 days
  -> Yes, first part of my answer. Maybe I should have put and instead of a comma.
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
as needed


Explanation:
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Odette Grille
Canada
Local time: 23:45
Native speaker of: French

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  philgoddard: I've already said this.
38 mins
  -> ? Not sure where nor what your comment is for. Et puis "Tout a été dit, mais pas par moi."(G.Vigneault) « Tout a été dit, et l'on vient trop tard, depuis sept mille ans qu'il y a des hommes, et qui pensent. » (La Bruyère);

agree  Daryo: sans oublier Raymond Queneau et les "Exercices de style" ...
4 days
  -> Merci :)

neutral  Drmanu49: There is a limitation suggested in the answer.
4 days
  -> Well, Iunderstand that when you don't need it, you don't use it, ehereas for antibiotics, for example, the use is defined as lasting for so many days, even when symptoms disappear.

disagree  Mohamed Hosni: Non, c'est pas du tout ça.
10 days
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5 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): -1
Timely use / on time use


Explanation:
Hope it helps.

Mohamed Hosni
Morocco
Local time: 04:45
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic
PRO pts in category: 4

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disagree  Odette Grille: Totalement inadéquat dans ce contexte
6 days
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11 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): -1
for occasional use


Explanation:
Sort of the same as "as needed"

Odette Grille
Canada
Local time: 23:45
Native speaker of: French

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Mohamed Hosni: No, c'est du tout ça.
12 hrs
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Reference comments


7 mins peer agreement (net): +2
Reference: Previous question

Reference information:
We've discussed "ponctuel" in similar contexts before - it means "as required", in other words there's no fixed dose. Here's one example:
http://www.proz.com/kudoz/french_to_english/business_commerc...

philgoddard
United States
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 20

Peer comments on this reference comment (and responses from the reference poster)
agree  Claire N.
3 mins
agree  mchd
12 mins
neutral  B D Finch: Yes to "as required", but that's about time, not quantity. So, it doesn't mean that "there's no fixed dose"
4 hrs
  -> This is an itch cream. You use as much as you like, when you like.
neutral  Daryo: you might be right about "quantities to be used" in this specific occurrence - but the meaning of "usage ponctuel" is only about frequency of use ["only at some points in time" - as opposed to "regularly"]
4 days
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4 days
Reference: usage ponctuel // usage chronique

Reference information:
Le tube digestif envoie au cerveau des signaux régulateurs qui vont être perturbés par la nicotine. Parmi ceux-ci, la ghréline, une hormone sécrétée principalement par l’estomac, active l’appétit ; elle augmente avant le repas et diminue progressivement lorsque l’estomac se remplit. La nicotine en usage ponctuel active la ghréline mais ce phénomène disparaît lorsque l’usage est chronique. A l’inverse, la leptine libérée par les tissus adipeux régule les réserves de graisse et son augmentation est associée à une diminution de l’appétit. Chez l’homme l’administration de nicotine sous forme de gomme ou de cigarette entraîne une augmentation de la leptine. La ghréline et la leptine, transportées par voie sanguine jusqu’au cerveau vont agir directement sur les neurones de l’hypothalamus spécialisés dans la régulation de l’appétit.

http://www.maad-digital.fr/decryptage/la-nicotine-coupe-t-el...

Daryo
United Kingdom
Native speaker of: Native in SerbianSerbian, Native in FrenchFrench
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