English translation: occlusive dressing using salicylic acid (in mineral oil)
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German term or phrase:
occlusive dressing using salicylic acid (in mineral oil)
German to English translations [PRO] Medical - Medical (general) / for application of medicine to skin?
German term or phrase:Ölhaube
In a medical report on a patient with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma: "Unter einer intensiven Lokaltherapie (steroidfrei: Ultrabas/Ultralip 2x tg. im Schmierleintuch, 15 %ige Urea Vaseline occlusiv auf Fußsohlen und Handflächen zur Abschuppung, Salicyl Ölhaube über Nacht) konnte der dermatologische Zustand einer Besserung im Rahmen der Möglichkeiten zugeführt werden."
Salicylic acid in varying concentrations is used to treat psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, acne, and warts.
Occlusive dressings increase the absorption, potency, and effectiveness (and side effects) of topical drugs. Transparent impermeable films such as polyethylene (plastic household wrap) or flexible, transparent, semi-permeable dressings are the most common types of occlusive dressings.
Another way to deliver a strong dose is to apply a thin plastic film, such as household plastic wrap, over the topical corticosteroid (occlusive dressing). The plastic film increases the drug's absorption and effectiveness and is usually left on overnight. http://www.merck.com/mmhe/sec18/ch202/ch202c.html
Removal of Thick Scales of Scalp Psoriasis. The following steps will help remove the scales: Wet the scalp thoroughly, cover the involved area of the scalp with either a 10% salicylic acid in mineral oil or a coconut oil based tar and salicylic acid pomade. This is covered with a plastic wrap overnight. 20% urea cream is an alternative. A tar and salicylic acid containing shampoo is used in the morning to remove the scales. http://psoriasis.suite101.com/article.cfm/how_to_treat_scalp...