Dermatology Book

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Topical Gel

Aka: Topical Gel, Topical Liquid
  1. See Also
    1. Topical Preparation Base
    2. Topical Lotion
    3. Topical Cream
    4. Topical Ointment
    5. Topical Paste
    6. Topical Powder
    7. Topical Preparations for the Scalp (Topical Foam, Shampoo, or Mousse)
  2. Indications
    1. Lesions on scalp or hairy areas
    2. Oozy or wet lesions
  3. Advantages
    1. Jelly-like consistency that may be soothing to inflammatory lesions (e.g. Poison Ivy)
    2. Quick drying
    3. Does not cause hair matting
  4. Adverse Effects
    1. Gels may be irritating in some cases
  5. Disadvantages
    1. Must apply frequently (evaporates easily)
    2. Lower potency medication delivery vehicle than Topical Ointments and Topical Creams

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